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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August 7, 2015

The implications of labour market change for schools and colleges

August 7, 2015

12.15 – 13.30 Westminster, Central London. Speaker: Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) spoke on the implications of labour market change for schools and colleges, presenting findings from a collaborative project with Professor Prue Huddleston (University of Warwick).  The presentation drew on interviews with eight leading international commentators on structural labour […]

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May 27, 2015

Effect of Women Science Career Role Models on Early Adolescents’ Attitudes toward Scientists and Women in Science

May 27, 2015

Walter S Smith and Thomas Owen In Journal of Research in Science Teaching 23:8 (1986) pp.667-676 This research tests the hypothesis that students of both genders encountering female role models of female scientists have more positive attitudes towards women in science overall. The study carried out was aimed at early adolescent students in middle school […]

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May 27, 2015

Scientist in Residence Program Improving Children’s Image of Science and Scientists

May 27, 2015

Larry Flick In School Science and Mathematics 90:3 (1990) pp.204-214 Much of the literature suggests that a stereotyped popular perception of scientist persists and that children are directly affected by this perception. This American study explores children’s perceptions of scientists and how the stereotype can be changed through classroom intervention. Such visits from university scientists […]

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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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May 19, 2014

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premia, NEET Outcomes and Career Confidence

May 19, 2014

By Christian Percy and Anthony Mann In Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence (Routledge, 2014) eds. Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. This paper investigates the claim that greater experience of the world of work while studying at school, should also confer benefits in accessing and successfully participating in employment later. This logic […]

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May 19, 2014

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence

May 19, 2014

Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer (London: Routledge, 2014) The first collection of research essays on the subject of employer engagement in education, the book features 17 essays overwhelmingly drawn from papers presented at Taskforce seminars and conferences. “This important book takes the first step in field building – pulling together what […]

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January 19, 2014

Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review

January 19, 2014

A report for CfBT Education Trust by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy with James Dawkins, Research Analyst at the Education and Employers Taskforce. The publication reviews wide-ranging UK and international literature exploring the impact of employer engagement in education, in its different forms, on the employment and attainment outcomes of young people.

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October 18, 2013

OECD’s Skills Beyond School Project: Reflections on the Position in England

October 18, 2013

This seminar focused on the success of the Skills Beyond School project in England. Abstract: Across the world’s most developed economies, countries are looking beyond secondary school to more advanced qualifications to provide the skills needed in many of the fastest-growing technical and professional jobs. The OECD project, Skills Beyond School, reviews policy and practice […]

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