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John Fallon

Pace of change means challenge and opportunity for FT and Pearson

By John Fallon | 27th Jul 2015
We have reached an inflection point in global media. The pace of disruptive change in new technology — in particular, the explosive growth of mobile and social media — poses a direct challenge to how …
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Dominic Collard

The language of learning

By Dominic Collard | 24th Jul 2015
For the last five years, 24 schools in northwest Cameroon have been involved in an experiment. Split into two groups of identical attributes and abilities, the only thing differentiating each set of students is the …
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John Fallon

Pearson and the Financial Times

By John Fallon | 23rd Jul 2015
(Image courtesy of en.wikipedia.org) Today we have made a significant announcement, which is that we have agreed to sell the Financial Times to Nikkei. This is an important moment for both Pearson and the FT, so …
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Dominic Collard

Why Teach?

By Dominic Collard | 22nd Jul 2015
What makes someone become a teacher? There are probably as many answers to that question as there are teachers in the world. We couldn't get around all of them, but here are a few thoughts from …
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Dominic Collard

Bridging Shanghai’s schools divide

By Dominic Collard | 21st Jul 2015
Over recent years Shanghai has become synonymous with education excellence. A staple member at the top of most measures of global education standards, you might be fooled into thinking that all is well in China’s …
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Karen Mullane

Karen’s story

By Karen Mullane | 21st Jul 2015
At Pearson we speak a lot about efficacy: this concept that we should be able to measure how our products help to move a life forward. It can be a hard idea to grasp... outcomes, …
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Dominic Collard

A uniform approach?

By Dominic Collard | 20th Jul 2015
In some countries, the school uniform is a quintessential part of a childhood. The emblem on your jumper, the stripes on your tie, the change to shorts when the summer comes out. Advocates of the …
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Ali Hamze

My week with Pearson

By Ali Hamze | 16th Jul 2015
Last week, 15 year old Ali joined us in our London office, for a work experience placement with our Higher Education Efficacy and Research team. It's an experience that his school - King Solomon Academy - consider a key …
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Zodwa Pakade

Mandela Day – more than a celebration of a life

By Zodwa Pakade | 16th Jul 2015
When I look back at how Tata Madiba influenced my country and humanity, I am filled with awe. Madiba taught us about forgiveness. Though death has claimed his body, eternity has enshrined his unique legacy and …
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Mark Anderson

Generation progress

By Mark Anderson | 15th Jul 2015
Stephanie Trembath is an outstanding student. It’s official. So are Charlie, Kealy and Megan. And they’re not the only ones. These are the BTEC Students and Teachers of the Year, seventeen outstanding people who have taken big …
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Rod Bristow

Parallel tracks

By Rod Bristow | 14th Jul 2015
There’s nothing new in young people and their parents wanting to know what it takes to get ahead after they leave formal education. What are the things they’ll need for that first step on the …
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Dominic Collard

Champions of the world

By Dominic Collard | 9th Jul 2015
How do you get to prove you're the best at something? If you're a runner, you race faster than anyone; a mountaineer scales the highest heights; a teacher wins through their students’ success. What if …
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