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Education Is a Global Industry Which the UK Is in Prime Position to Lead

John Fallon | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John Fallon

Education is now emerging as a recognised global industry, estimated to be worth almost £3trillion annually and worth £17.5billion to the UK economy. This is perhaps not surprising, as improving learning outcomes is now fundamental to nearly every country's growth plan as they look to compete in the global economy.

More Pupils Taking 'Tougher' GCSEs

PA | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Soaring numbers of pupils are being entered for a qualification that is often seen as a tougher alternative to GCSEs, new figures suggest. Schools ...

Is Exploiting Authors to Be the New Publishing Model?

Orna Ross | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home
Orna Ross

I have been bowled over by the creativity, hardwork, generosity and kindness of the indie author community, who are so generous in working together for each other and demonstrate daily that self-publishing is the most creative and reader-centred route an author can take today.

Penguin And Random House Publishers To Merge

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

Pearson - the publisher behind Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and the Financial Times - has agreed a deal with Bertelsman to combine two of the UK's best...

The 11-Plus: A Traumatic Experience Or Useful Sob Story?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Some adults who failed the ever-controversial 11-plus exam are still "haunted" by the experience, a study has revealed. One in five adults were put...

Cultivating Ambition in Education

Rod Bristow | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rod Bristow

The debate about standards in the UK examination system turns heads because the importance of education is more vivid now than it has ever been. If we're not getting it right, that's a big problem - nationally and for individuals.

Interview: Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies, Pearson

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

The Women of the Future awards are an annual programme that seeks and rewards the female leaders of tomorrow. But one woman whose job title is ess...

71-Year-Old Winner Of 'Teaching Oscar' Spent Half A Century Mastering His Art

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Jeff Stratton, the 71-year-old honoured in Pearson's Teaching Awards, says he is still going strong and has "no plans to retire", despite being in the...

Cooking the Books: Harry Potter Rushes into the new World

Colin Morrison | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Colin Morrison

The book publishing and retailing business is in turmoil. Nothing new about that. But look at the momentous things, happening in the UK right now, that will transform the industry at speed: