June 21, 2007

Raising the Bar and Removing the Barriers: What Employers Can Offer Education

June 21, 2007

A report by FreshMinds Research Agency and commissioned by Business in the Community (BiTC), Edge and NEBPN, now the Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE) This report examines several themes: employer awareness of opportunities for engaging with schools; ways in which this awareness can be improved; factors of key importance in current relationships; the popularity […]

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June 22, 2006

Gendered Identities and Work Placement: Why Don’t Boys Care?

June 22, 2006

An article by Osgood, J., Francis, B. and Archer, L. Journal of Education Policy, 21(3), pp.305-321 This article examines the problem of persistent gender stereotyping of career roles and aspirations among young people, and the choices and educational experiences that shape this. It draws upon data from a study conducted in England for the EOC […]

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June 22, 2005

Gender Equality in Work Experience Placements for Young People

June 22, 2005

A report by the London Metropolitan University (Dr Becky Francis, Ms Jayne Osgood, Dr Jacinta Dalgety, Dr Louise Archer), commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission This report analyses the magnitude of gender differences and socio-economic bias in the uptake of work placements for various occupations, comparing its findings to national data records of gender distribution […]

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June 1, 2005

Does School-to-Work Make a Difference? Assessing Students’ Perceptions and Practices of Career-Related Skills

June 1, 2005

In Journal of Vocational Education and Training 57 (2) (2005) pp 219-236 The School-to-Work Opportunities Act in the USA was intended to help students learn employability skills and to prepare for careers or further education. Not many quantitative studies have been conducted to inform policymakers and teachers of the success of the programme. This article is […]

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January 18, 2005

How Work Experiences While at School Affect Career Pathways

January 18, 2005

National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Programme This research analyses how work activities undertaken by Australian students while at school affect their post-school pathways into work and between work and study. It finds that work experience does help open young people’s eyes to career possibilities; that young people who had undertaken school-based New […]

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October 8, 2004

High School Career Exploration Programs: Do They Work?

October 8, 2004

In Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Oct. 2004), pp. 135-138 Many schools find it difficult to bridge the gap between encouraging academic and vocational paths for their pupils. Under the No Child Left Behind Act in the USA, schools were required to improve academic achievement and help more students into further education or better […]

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June 22, 2004

Work-Related Learning Baseline Study

June 22, 2004

A report by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) Prior to the September 2004 introduction of the statutory requirement that all Key Stage 4 (KS4) pupils in English schools should experience some work-related learning (WRL), the QCA undertook a baseline study to elicit attitudes of students and teachers towards WRL, prevailing structure and provision of […]

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June 19, 2003

Mentoring and Young People: A Literature Review

June 19, 2003

A report by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) based at the University of Glasgow (John C. Hall), commissioned by the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD) This literature review aims to answer several key questions about mentoring: what it is, which aspects of it are or are not successful, what […]

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