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John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson

A foreword from our CEO

A learner-driven revolution in education is unfolding around the world. That’s the message from the 11,000 people who responded to the inaugural Pearson Global Learner Survey, a new study capturing the opinions of learners worldwide.

We are in the midst of the single biggest economic shift since the Industrial Revolution. Technology, automation, globalisation and an unpredictable political environment are affecting everything about our world — especially work and education.

Pearson conducted this study so learners in 19 countries could have their say on subjects such as the quality of their nation’s education system; careers and the future of work; and technology. It’s the first time the world has heard the collective voice of this many learners on such a wide range of education topics.

As a companion to the survey, we’re also releasing Opportunity for Higher Education in the Era of the Talent Economy (PDF | 786.51 KB), a guide to the survey’s implications and opportunities for higher education.

By embracing learners, listening to their voice and inspiring new ways to reinvent education, we can all help lead the growth of a new economy.


Download the reports

Global Learner Survey

We surveyed 11,000 learners in 19 countries and the results are loud and clear: learners are taking charge of their education.


Download results (PDF | 4.58 MB)

Opportunity for Higher Education in the Era of the Talent Economy

Higher education institutions are uniquely qualified to chart the lifelong learning models needed today and in the future.


Read white paper (PDF | 786.51 KB)