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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June 17, 2014

Work-Related Learning and Employer Engagement: Findings from the National Evaluation of 14-19 Diplomas

June 17, 2014

This seminar focused on the impact of the 14-19 Diploma programme in the UK. Abstract: The 14-19 Diplomas were introduced in September 2008 as part of government reforms of the education opportunities open to 14-19 year olds. Diplomas are practically-oriented qualifications and embed employer engagement into their curricula. This seminar presented the findings of the national […]

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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 14, 2014

“It didn’t really change my opinion”: exploring what works, what doesn’t and why in a school science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers intervention

January 14, 2014

An article by Louise Archer, Jennifer DeWitta & Justin Dillon in Research in Science & Technological Education 32 (1): 35-55 This paper investigates the impact of a pilot intervention programme on girls’ STEM aspirations and knowledge-base of STEM careers. The results of the evaluation suggest that the intervention was not particularly effective at changing STEM […]

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May 29, 2013

Advancing Academic Achievement Through Career Relevance in the Middle Grades: A Longitudinal Evaluation of CareerStart

May 29, 2013

M.E. Woolley et al American Educational Research Journal pp1-27 May 2013 Woolley et al (2013) evaluate the long-term impact of the CareerStart programme, an instructional programme that introduces career-focused education into the middle school curriculum, on achievement scores and well-being among participating students in the United States. They find that CareerStart has a significant positive […]

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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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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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April 26, 2012

The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment

April 26, 2012

L.R. Huber, R. Sloof and M. Van Praag, Institute for the Study of Labour, Discussion Paper Series  Huber et al (2012) evaluate the short-term impact of BizWorld, a global entrepreneurship education programme for primary aged children, on the development of cognitive and non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions among primary school children in the Netherlands. […]

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March 21, 2012

School-Industry STEM Links in the UK

March 21, 2012

This report written by Dr Anthony Mann with Professor Adrian Oldknow and commissioned by Futurelab on behalf of Ingenious – the European Co-ordinating Body for Maths, Science and Technology provides an overview of the character and effectiveness of employer engagement in UK education (relevant to young people within the education system aged 5 to 19) […]

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February 27, 2012

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premiums and NEET Status

February 27, 2012

This seminar focused on the relationship between employer engagement and employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: What is the relationship between participation in school-age (14-19) employer engagement activities (work experience, careers advice from employers etc) and labour market outcomes among young adults (aged 19-24)? Drawing on a sample of 987 young Britons, the seminar presented new data, […]

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