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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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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July 3, 2014

How School Work Experience Policies Can Widen Student Horizons or Reproduce Social Inequality

July 3, 2014

By Tricia Le Gallais and Richard Hatcher, Birmingham City University. In Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence (Routledge, 2014) eds. Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. This article sets out the findings of two research studies which investigate the relationship between the work placements that school students undertake and their social class. The […]

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June 18, 2014

Work Experience and the UK University Admissions System: Comparing UCAS Statements According to School Type

June 18, 2014

This seminar focused on the role of work experience on UCAS Personal Statements. Abstract: The announcement of higher fees for the UK Higher Education (HE) sector from 2012 brought with it renewed emphasis on non-academic indicators in the admissions process. In addition to assessing ‘headline’ A-level grades, the UK’s Minister of State for Universities and […]

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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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September 26, 2013

Young People’s Backgrounds, Aspirations and Outcomes: Identifying Patterns, Seeking Explanation, Proposing Solutions

September 26, 2013

This seminar focused on the impact of social background and aspirations on employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: There has been a long-standing concern expressed by politicians, media outlets and social scientists with young people’s occupational aspirations, and particularly with the notion that low aspiration or lack of aspiration might be having a significant impact […]

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December 21, 2012

Closing the Gap: How Employers Can Change the Way Young People See Apprenticeships

December 21, 2012

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers) and Sara Caplan (Education and Skills Consultant, PriceWaterhoouseCoopers)   This thinkpiece by the Education and Employers Taskforce and PriceWaterhouseCoopers explores young people’s views of Apprenticeships, and the practical steps employers can take to help them to gain a more informed understanding of them. The report includes a […]

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November 15, 2012

Building a Better “Pathways to Careers” System in the US

November 15, 2012

This seminar focused on the ‘Pathways to Careers’ programme in the US and related it to the situation in the UK. Abstract: This informal talk focused on the dilemmas and challenges of building a better system of pathways in the US that transition a wide range of young people into middle skill jobs. In the […]

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July 21, 2012

Employer Engagement in English Independent Schools

July 21, 2012

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). This report by Professor Prue Huddleston, Dr. Anthony Mann and James Dawkins reviews the engagement of English independent schools (and high performing independent schools in particular) with employers to support the […]

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