These terms constitute an agreement between You and Pearson Education, Inc, and its direct and indirect affiliates (Pearson”). Although the file may have been previously provided for use by another student at your school, this request for use by another student must still be presented to Pearson. One morning in Manila, I had breakfast at a five-star hotel with James Centenera, who had worked closely with Donnelly and was key to launching the APEC schools.
In Texas, for example, where Pearson has a $468 million contract to provide tests and educational materials, an audit found poor monitoring of the billing process at the Texas Education Agency. We then drew up a highly customised program of training and consultancy, working intimately with Pearson throughout. Students tutor each other in various subjects—Aki is a mentor in English and science but a mentee in math. Few things are more emotional than shaping the minds of children, as Pearson learned during decades in the textbook business. The Privatization in Education Research Initiative reports that when schools aren’t free, poor students must work one day and go to school the next, and boys are educated in favor of girls. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Pearson monitored the social media accounts of students taking its Common Core tests and had state officials call district superintendents to have students disciplined for talking about the exam.
CEO Scardino doubled down, buying Simon & Schuster’s education division for $4.6 billion in 1998 and selling off Tussaud and Lazard. Sir Michael Barber, Pearson’s chief education advisor, may be the most influential educator on earth. If you’re studying with a Pearson course, you can access audio files and extra revision activities online. The Company’s North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education. Many of them, particularly in North America, where the company does some 60% of its sales, think of it as the Godzilla of education.
Pearson doesn’t enjoy the withering criticism from countless directions, but the truth is, it may not matter that much: Even if the curriculum changes drastically, the company may well still provide the means by which it is disseminated. Our training was extremely well received and gave Pearson the knowledge they needed to incorporate key UCD processes into the development of their digital services.