Non-state actors in education

January 22, 2022

January 22, 2022

  UNESCO Executive Summary The report’s rallying call – Who chooses? Who loses? – Invites policymakers to question relationships with non-state actors in terms of fundamental choices: between equity and freedom of choice; between encouraging initiative and setting standards; between groups of varying means and needs; between immediate commitments under SDG 4 and those to […]

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Trends in Careers Education

December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021

The Careers & Enterprise Company  This report presents trends in careers education over the past two years. It is focused on areas relevant to current debates and where there has been substantial change since before the pandemic. The trends were identified from the findings of a national dataset of 3,893 secondary schools and colleges (78%of […]

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A fair start: equalising access to early education 

August 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

The Sutton Trust Access to quality early education is unfair, with most of the country’s poorest families locked out of the government’s flagship entitlement of 30 hours of funded early education and child-care for three- and four-year-olds. In this landmark report, the 30 hours policy is examined from a variety of different angles. Using evidence and analysis […]

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The Impact Of Employer Engagement With Schools

July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021

Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow  This report presents a review of the research on the impact of employer engagement with schools and pupils. The intention is to use the research to encourage more engagement and to focus action on those groups and activities where there is particular evidence of strong impact. It synthesises different research reports of […]

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Investing in Career Guidance (WGCG)

July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

The Inter-Agency Working Group on Career Guidance This booklet is the second edition of the first booklet on the importance of investing in career guidance published six international organisations. Members of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Career Guidance (WGCG) published this booklet to reflect the fact that the need for guidance had increased sharply with […]

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What Do Schools Want from Engagement with Business? (ACER)

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

Australian Council for Educational Research The report by Sheldon Rothman discusses research that engaged directly with school leaders and teachers around what they want from engagement with business, including reflections on experiences to date. Executive Summary: In recent years there have been policy discussions of the potential value of businesses engaging in the school education […]

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Leadership and Careers Provision: A New Dawn (FETL)

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Further Education Trust for Leadership This new research conducted by Deirdre Hughes OBE explores the ways in which leaders can provide young people and adults with the pathways they need to achieve success, and aims to encourage discussion around ways forward in these uncertain times. Executive Summary: FETL commissioned this ‘think piece’ to stimulate ideas […]

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Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19 (OECD)

December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

OECD The paper reviews academic literature that analyses national longitudinal datasets evidencing teenage career-related indicators of better than expected adult employment outcomes. It then draws on PISA2018 data to see how countries compare and explores variations by social characteristics. The analysis is influenced by Arjan Apparadui’s conception of the Capacity to Aspire, and sees indicators […]

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Moving out to move on: Understanding the link between migration, disadvantage and social mobility (The Social Mobility Commission)

October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

The Social Mobility Commission This publication explores the characteristics of those who leave and remain across the Great Britain. The report shows migration from both poorer and richer areas but those who leave poorer areas are four times more likely to go to areas with similar or higher levels of deprivation. The peak age for […]

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Gender Stereotyping in Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Boys’ and Girls’ Mathematics Performance in Ireland (Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Authors Selina McCoy (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin) Delma Byrne (National University of Ireland Maynooth and Geary Institute, University College Dublin) Pat O’Connor (University of Limerick and Geary Institute, University College Dublin) Abstract This paper is concerned with the underlying question of what shapes the assessment of children’s mathematical ability: […]

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