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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September 18, 2005

Do School-to-Work Programs Help the “Forgotten Half”?

September 18, 2005

A report by David Neumark and Donna Rothstein, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (the Institute for the Study of Labor). This paper tests whether school-to-work (STW) programs are particularly beneficial for those less likely to go to college in their absence – often termed the “forgotten half” in the STW literature. The analysis is based […]

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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 22, 2001

The Relation of a Work-Based Mentoring Program to the Academic Performance and Behaviour of African American Students

June 22, 2001

An article by Linnehan, F., in the Journal of Vocational Behavior no.59, pp.310-325 This study attempts to fill a perceived gap in academic literature regarding the effects of work-based mentoring on the academic or career-related progression for African American students. It aims to test the hypothesis that participation in a mentoring programme would correlate positively […]

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June 22, 2001

Changes in Social Capital and School-to-Work Transitions

June 22, 2001

An article by Rob Strathdee, Work, Employment and Society, 15(2) pp.311-326 In this article Strathdee focuses on the job seeking methods of a group of eleven poorly qualified male school leavers and their fathers, using semi-structured interviews to shed light on the value of social networks in school-to-work transitions in New Zealand. He takes as […]

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September 22, 2000

Disaffected Young People and the Work-Related Curriculum at KS4 – Issues of Social Capital Development and Learning as a Form Cultural Practice

September 22, 2000

A paper by Raffo, C. and Hall, D., University of Manchester (presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Cardiff University, 7-10 September 2000) This paper presents a sociological critique of the M-Power programme, part of the work-related curriculum aiming to re-engage ‘disaffected’ young people in education, and suggests that instead such programmes and their […]

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June 22, 2000

Youth Transitions and Social Exclusion: Developments in Social Capital Theory

June 22, 2000

An article by Carlo Raffo and Michelle Reeves, Journal of Youth Studies, 3(2), pp.147-166 This article matches the theoretical aspects of social capital with lived experiences of socially disadvantaged young people in Manchester. The authors conclude that young people who are able to develop strong, effective and fluid individualized systems of social capital stand the […]

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June 18, 1999

Work Experience and Work Placements in Secondary School Education

June 18, 1999

Australian Council for Educational Research, Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth This research focussed on participation in work experience and workplace learning programmes in Australia; the characteristics of pupils who participated in such programmes; and perceptions of the value of work experience programmes compared to part-time jobs, following renewed policy emphasis on work-based learning. It found […]

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