May 21, 2011

Employer Engagement in Schools: The Business Case

May 21, 2011

Local Economy Journal What happens when someone from the economic community becomes involved in the work of schools and colleges? To what extent can they support pupil learning, progression and the performance of educational institutions? These are the two questions which policy makers across the OECD countries have grappled with over the last decade. Drawing […]

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November 21, 2010

Efforts to Increase Students’ Interest in Pursuing Mathematics, Science and Technology Studies and Careers: National Measures taken by 16 of European Schoolnet’s Member Countries

November 21, 2010

A report by Caroline Kearney, commissioned by European Schoolnet (EUN) The report offers a comparative analysis of 16 European Schoolnet (EUN) member countries (Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Norway, France, Portugal, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Israel, Sweden, Ireland and the Slovak Republic), based on voluntary questionnaire responses regarding measures to increase students’ […]

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October 22, 2010

Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK

October 22, 2010

A report in the Journal of Social Policy, October 2010 (Yates S, Harris A, Sabates, R. and Staff, J.) This report summarises analysis of the British Youth Cohort Study, comprising data from over 17,000 individuals born in Britain in April 1970. Logistic regression is used to estimate the impact of aspirations, educational expectations and socio-economic […]

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August 22, 2010

Pre-16 School Work Experience and Civil Engineering Careers

August 22, 2010

A report by Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L., Proceedings of ICE – Civil Engineering, 163, pp.131-136 This report examines results of questionnaires and interviews conducted with UK education-business partnerships (EBPs), university students and engineering companies and consultants, questioning the extent to which pre-16 work experience (WEX) affects recruitment of young people into civil engineering courses […]

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March 22, 2010

National Evaluation of Diplomas: The First Year of Delivery

March 22, 2010

A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (Sarah Lynch, Tami McCrone, Pauline Wade, Gill Featherstone, Kelly Evans and Sarah Golden) and the University of Exeter (Gill Haynes), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now  the Department for Education) The 14-19 Diplomas were introduced in September 2008 as part of government […]

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February 21, 2010

The Impact of Formal Work Experience and Part-Time Work

February 21, 2010

This paper marks an introductory exploration of a pre-existing longitudinal dataset on the impact of two types of activity: formal work experience placements and part-time paid employment during term-time. It exploits the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), a government-funded survey tracking the opinions, activities and outcomes of initially around 15,500 of the […]

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June 22, 2009

Implementation of the 14-19 Reforms, Including the Introduction of Diplomas: An Evaluation of Progress in the First Year of the Introduction of 14-19 Diplomas, 2008/09 in the Context of Wider 14-19 Reforms

June 22, 2009

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report is based on visits to 66 schools and colleges and interviews with young people, teachers and employers involved in the first year of teaching of the 14-19 Diplomas. The Diploma curriculum includes a significant proportion of work-related learning. Employers […]

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June 22, 2009

Composition Matters: Multi-Context Informal Mentoring Networks for Low-Income Urban Adolescent Girls Pursuing Healthcare Careers

June 22, 2009

An article by Packard, B.W., Kim, G.J., Sicley, M., and Piontkowski, S., in Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 17:2, pp 187-200 Packard et al investigate the way in which mentoring networks influence teenage girls in choosing healthcare as a potential career. The authors find that girls who are from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit greatly from […]

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June 21, 2009

Evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme: Key Messages

June 21, 2009

A report by York Consulting (Georgina Cowen and Marianne Burgess), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report presents the results of a two-year national evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme (KS4EP). The programme is a response to a call from the 14-19 Education and […]

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