Globe and Mail article examines an initiative in Brampton that dismantles the traditional classroom, inspired by Calm, Alert and Learning. Pearson is part of Pearson PLC , which formerly owned the Financial Times It was created in July 1998 when Pearson PLC purchased the education division of Simon & Schuster from Viacom and merged it with its own education division, Addison-Wesley Longman to form Pearson Education.
The program represents Pearson’s professional and personal technology publishing brands including Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, Microsoft Press, Que Publishing, Sams Publishing, and VMware Press.
When conglomerates went out of fashion, Pearson concentrated on media and publishing, focusing on what was then a steady, high-cash-flow business. With a focus on Math, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Pearson Arts and Sciences provides a host of solutions for today’s classroom.
Here in the US, Pearson pursues its privatization agenda through charter schools that are run for profit but funded by taxpayers. Pearson has partnered with five other higher-education publishers to create CourseSmart , a company developed to sell college textbooks in eTextbook format on a common platform. Save an average of $40 with 6 coupon codes & deals for Publisher of computer and technology books in Canada. Inserting itself into the provision of a basic human service, Pearson is subject to neither open democratic decisionmaking nor open-market competition. Like any global scheme, the fund has a mastermind: Michael Barber, Pearson’s white-haired, indomitable yet excruciatingly polite chief education adviser.
Much as it assesses others, it would assess its own performance, reporting the results in each business publicly by 2018 in what it calls efficacy.” Pearson has developed specific criteria for the success of each business or initiative with more than $1 million in sales, says Barber, and promises that it will publish the results and hold itself to those standards.