In Jamaica’s 50th year of independence Pearson is also celebrating over 50 years of successful publishing for schools in Jamaica and the Caribbean, with brand new, updated editions of Caribbean favourites The Students Companion and New Junior English Revised.
Additionally, with Early Childhood Development at the forefront of Education Minister Ronald Thwaites’ priorities for education in Jamaica, Pearson is delighted to announce two complete packages of materials (1, 2, 3, You and Me and A, B, C, You and Me), specifically designed for the Caribbean, to provide visual activities for the play-based and interactive learning of crucial early childhood concepts. “As young learners take their first literacy, language arts and numeracy steps we aim to nurture in them a love of reading and fun with numbers that will stay with them forever”, Roisin Fitzgerald, Caribbean Publisher. (New resources for CAPE and Professional Development also broaden the support provided by Pearson at every level, for every age.)
With a proud heritage of supporting education at all levels across the Caribbean, Pearson is best known for its Longman and Heinemann resources for primary and secondary schools, including the Caribbean Writers Series; and Prentice Hall and Addison Wesley at university and college level. Pearson opened its very own office in Jamaica in 2010 and, in partnership with The Book Merchant Ltd (its agent for Higher Education and Edexcel Vocational) and Carlong Publishers (Caribbean) Ltd. (exclusive distributor of Pearson’s early childhood, primary and secondary resources), continues to support individuals and institutions with academic and vocational learning, throughout Jamaica. Pearson would like to extend its ongoing gratitude to past, present and future Jamaican authors, including Trevor Rhone, Curdella Forbes, Diane Browne and Earl McKenzie.
More than just a publisher of textbooks, Pearson is a learning company whose portfolio provides Jamaican education with innovative classroom resources, online testing, software solutions and integrated services that support every learner, regardless of their age or ability.
– Products such as MyLabs, the bestselling digital homework and assessment programme in Higher Education, are changing the way students learn and teachers deliver worldwide by harnessing the power of online shared learning. 500 students in Jamaica are already using MyLabs.
– Edexcel, the largest awarding body for academic and vocational qualifications in the UK (also part of Pearson), works alongside schools, colleges and employers to offer innovative and inspiring training solutions – solutions that give people an edge in the jobs market. Colbourne College, whose ethos is to achieve academic excellence in tertiary education, is the first Edexcel centre in Jamaica.
“At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. We are the world’s leading learning company and look forward to continuing our ongoing commitment to Jamaican education”, William Hrabrick, Vice President of Pearson in the Caribbean.