January 6, 2016

‘Careers education in a primary school’

January 6, 2016

Gothard, W.P. In Pastoral Care, 16(3), pp.36-41 (1998). The article is available here. Research within careers education in the primary setting has been sparse. This observational study assesses the impact of a ‘Careers Week’ event held within a single primary school in the South-East of England in June 1997. The annual event involves parents talking […]

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January 5, 2016

Engaging Employers in Education Reforms in the Western Balkans – How and Why?

January 5, 2016

By Ivana Aleksic, Senior Education Consultant, Wider Europe, British Council. This is a short version of the article published in the November issue of the Macedonian monthly ‘Economy and Business’: (p. 50-54); by Ivana Aleksic. The prolonged global economic crises made countries look for new and innovative approaches to mobilising both firms and individuals in hope […]

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December 15, 2015

Young people and employment

December 15, 2015

By Andrew Mackenzie, Policy and Research Manager at Reed in Partnership.  Tackling youth unemployment is one of the main challenges facing policy makers. The latest figures show that young people in the UK are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than people of other ages. In Reed in Partnership’s latest report, ‘Young people and […]

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December 14, 2015

10 most popular research publications of 2015

December 14, 2015

Since January, more than 2,500 different users from around the world have visited the Education and Employers research webpages in search of information and perspectives on employer engagement in education.  Join us as we take a look back and count down the most popular publications of 2015. At ten… Bibliography Mann, A. & McKeown, R. […]

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December 10, 2015

What German schools do to engage employers in education

December 10, 2015

By Birgit Reusrath (teacher) and Jürgen Parussel (Careers Teacher)  Schule – am – Hexbachtal/ Hauptschule/ Muelheim an der Ruhr/ Germany First of all, every school has a careers teacher, a person who has a special education in accompanying pupils on their way from school into the world of work. German schools have a curriculum that from […]

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December 7, 2015

‘Strategic frameworks for understanding employer participation in school-to-work programmes’

December 7, 2015

Frank Linnehan and Donna De Carolis In Strategic Management Journal, 26, pp.523-539 (2005). Find the article here. School-to-work programmes (STW) developed in the US out of the belief that the educational system was inadequately preparing students for the world of work. STW programmes are predicated on the engagement of employers in educational activities, and yet […]

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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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November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future: three milestones and what they mean

November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future (www.inspiringthefuture.org) is the free service provided by Education & Employers which allows UK state schools and colleges to connect online with employee volunteers to support young people across a wide range of activities, stretching from short careers talks to being a school governor. During the month of October 2015, three important milestones […]

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October 7, 2015

What is education for?

October 7, 2015

Speaker: Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath Hugh Lauder addressed the widely-held assumption of policy makers and orthodox economists is that there is a tight connection between education, skills and the labour market. He challenged the assumption, highlighting ways in which the connections between education and work have become problematic and questioning the dominant view […]

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