May 17, 2016

‘Career education that works: an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study’

May 17, 2016

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers) & Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician) In Journal of Education and Work, 2016. Access the article here. Read a PDF of the article here: Career education that works an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study.compressed In this article, the authors examine the relationship between career talks that British […]

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May 6, 2016

What to do about young people not going to university?

May 6, 2016

By Ingrid Schoon, University College London Institute of Education. Email: I.Schoon@ucl.ac.uk “Most young people, especially those who do not follow an academic route, are ‘overlooked’” by current policy structure (House of Lords Paper 120, 2016) Current policy structure ignores the needs of young people who adopt the traditional work-focused route to independent adulthood. Successive governments have focused […]

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February 19, 2016

‘Disadvantage and the “capacity to aspire” to medical school’

February 19, 2016

Erica Southgate, Brian Kelly, & Ian Symonds In Medical Education (2015), 49(1), pp.73-83. The article is available here. This article considers the aspirations of Australian high school students considering careers within medicine. Conducted in 2015, social mobility within medical careers has notably declined as young people from low socio-economic backgrounds are underrepresented, especially in comparison […]

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January 28, 2016

Lost in transition: VET, apprenticeships and entrepreneurship

January 28, 2016

By Iván Diego, Entrepreneurship Education Project Coordinator for VALNALON. e-mail: ivan@valnalon.com twitter: @ivandiego “Plain common sense seems to suggest apprenticeships could be used to further advance the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills but regardless of such potential, experts acknowledge most apprenticeship schemes currently in place do no explicitly train entrepreneurship skills.” (OECD, 2010). The title is an attempt to capture what has […]

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January 14, 2016

‘The impact of financial and cultural capital on FE students’ education and employment progression’

January 14, 2016

Emma Norris & Becky Francis In Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence, Mann, A., Stanley, J. & Archer, L. (eds), London: Routledge (2014), pp.127-139. The book is available here. This chapter draws upon notions of social (in)equality and economic (dis)advantage to discuss how the career outcomes of young people are shaped by cultural […]

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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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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 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 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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