September 29, 2015

The Relation of Source Credibility and Message Frequency to Program Evaluation and Self-Confidence of Students in a Job Shadowing Program

September 29, 2015

Frank Linnehan In Journal of Vocational Education Research 29:1 (2004) pp.67-81 This study explores the relationship between students and adults in the school and business environment during a US job shadowing programme. In particular, the credibility and message frequency of the adults who were being shadowed were analysed in relation to the perceptions of a […]

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February 12, 2015

Enhancing School-based Careers Work for Years 7-9

February 12, 2015

This Education and Employers Taskforce research seminar, kindly hosted by UKCES, reported on an action research project conducted in two schools in East London, which aimed to enhance careers work for Years 7-9 in the context of the new requirements for schools to provide careers guidance. Presentation: Enhancing School-based Careers Work for Years 7-9 Full report: Enhancing School-based […]

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February 10, 2015

Key Issues in Employer Engagement in Education: Why it makes a difference and how to deliver at scale

February 10, 2015

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers).   Governments around the world, with the strong encouragement of the OECD and other international agencies, are determined on seeing closer engagement of employers in the schooling of young people. This short report commissioned by Skills Development Scotland and the Edge Foundation looks […]

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October 29, 2014

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education

October 29, 2014

Abstract: This seminar accompanied the publication of the new Routledge collection, Understanding Employer Engagement in Education, edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. The session included results on the impact of employer engagement on young people and how fairly it is accessed. Understanding Employer Engagement in Education

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October 28, 2014

The State of Play: Employers, schools and the delivery of careers advice

October 28, 2014

This seminar focussed on how employers are working and linking with schools and colleges and considered future options for the triangulation of education, employer and careers service working links. Presentation: The State of Play – Employers, schools and the delivery of careers advice Full report: Understanding the link between employers and schools and the role of the National Careers Service […]

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October 15, 2014

Primary Guide to Employer Engagement

October 15, 2014

To accompany the launch of Primary Futures, the Education and Employers Taskforce and National Association of Head Teachers published a guide to employer engagement for primary school leaders. The guide discusses some of the most common activities that primary school teachers across the country organise with employers and employees to support learning and help primary school pupils […]

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January 19, 2014

Teacher and Pupil Voices on Employer Engagement

January 19, 2014

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers).   A report by Dr Anthony Mann and James Dawkins setting out insights from three focus groups and five semi-structured interviews undertaken by the Education and Employer Engagement research team between 2011 and 2012. The report captures the views […]

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October 19, 2013

Profound Employer Engagement in Education: What It Is and Options for Scaling It Up

October 19, 2013

A report for the Board of Trustees of the Edge Foundation by Dr Anthony Mann and Dr Baljinder Virk, Education and Employers Taskforce. This report aims to provide a critical review of research and public policy literature concerned with the characteristics of engagements between employers and schools, focusing on school provision for the age group 11-18: it does not examine provision in Further Education Colleges or Apprenticeships.

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