September 15, 2017

The impact of career development activities on PISA mathematics tests: An analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

September 15, 2017

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Head of Research, Education and Employers), and Matteo Schleicher Access the findings here. As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment. Both researchers and policy-makers have looked afresh at the capacity of employers to […]

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August 4, 2016

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

August 4, 2016

View the full picture library from the conference here. July 21 and 22 2016 saw the coming together of key thinkers from around the globe for the International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training. The conference, jointly hosted by Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation, aimed to present accessible research to be […]

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March 17, 2016

‘Business mentoring in schools: does it raise attainment?’

March 17, 2016

Andrew Miller In Education and Training, 41 (2), pp.73-78. 1999. Find the article here. This article summarises the findings of a longer report published by the Department for Education and Employment (Miller, 1998). Find the full report here. Written at a time when a high number of mentoring schemes were aimed at increasing the academic […]

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February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids by Robert Putnam

February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam, New York: Simon & Schuster By Rachael McKeown Robert Putnam is a world renowned social scientist, famously publishing on the decline of civic engagement within American society and elevating the topic of social capital within policy circles. In his book Bowling Alone […]

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February 11, 2016

Why does employer engagement make a difference to young people?

February 11, 2016

By Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers Taskforce, and Steven Jones, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, in Engineering UK 2016. It is now more than fifty years since the British state first acted to enable schools to bring workplace experience into the schooling of young people. The 1963 Newsom Report paved […]

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December 17, 2015

‘Ambition gone awry: The long-term socioeconomic consequences of misaligned and uncertain ambitions in adolescence’

December 17, 2015

Ricardo Sabates, Angela Harris & Jeremy Staff In Social Science Quarterly, 92(4), pp.959-977 (2011). Find the article here. Arguably, UK school-to-work transitions have become more fractured as a result of declining availability of vocational routes and standardisation of the education system focused upon academic attainment. Simultaneously, research has demonstrated that youths’ employment ambitions have increased […]

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December 4, 2015

‘Uncertainty in educational and career aspirations: Gender differences in young people’

December 4, 2015

Leslie Morrison Gutman, Ricardo Sabates & Ingrid Schoon. In I. School & J.S. Eccles (eds). 2014. Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment: A Life Course Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 161-181. The book is available here. Changes within the global labour market have resulted in more complex and fractured career and education pathways and there […]

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November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education: A bibliography

November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education a bibliography Nov 2015 Employer engagement in education relates to a wide range of related educational and economic approaches. In essence, it describes the process through which a young person engages with members of the economic community, under the auspices of their school or college, with the aim of influencing their […]

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June 16, 2015

The Maths We Need in Work

June 16, 2015

During work hours, as outside, you need a number of core skills to be productive and happy. Many are commonly talked about in the UK – communication, effective teamwork and good writing skills. The role of maths is often not well discussed. GCSE Maths is a brand – you are more likely to be hired if […]

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