“Personalized” or Good Marketing?

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By George Wood
Published April 15, 2013, on The Forum for Education and Democracy

“Personalization” and “engagement” seem to be the new catchwords in education reform these days.  Too bad the concepts are not credited to the person who first talked about them.  It was the late Ted Sizer in the Common Principles that he developed for the Coalition of Essential Schools who pushed for personalized learning environments that engaged young learners. These days, he is seldom mentioned when these terms are rolled out. Read the full story.