Profile: Pearson PLC (PSO.N)
25 May 2017
Pearson plc (Pearson), incorporated on August 12, 1897, is a learning company. The Company delivers Learning through providing a range of educational products and services to institutions, governments, professional bodies and individual learners. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The Company provides content, assessment and digital services to schools, colleges and universities, as well as professional and vocational education to learners to help increase their skills and employability prospects.
The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada. Its Courseware includes curriculum materials provided in book form and/or through access to digital content. Its Assessments include test development, processing and scoring services provided to governments, educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies. Its Services include the operation of schools, colleges and universities, including sistemas in Brazil and English language teaching centers as well as the provision of online learning services in partnership with universities and other academic institutions.
The Company' Core segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in more markets including the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. The Company also offers digital products, such as Bug Club and ActiveLearn.
The Company's Growth segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses. Its markets include Brazil, China, India and South Africa.
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