The Future of Learning

April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022

Executive Summary A thirst for knowledge and skills fit for a new working world: these are learners’ leading requirements of education as we rebuild following the pandemic. In this report, FutureLearn analyses insights from our dual surveys of learners and business leaders. We uncover the education motivations, attitudes and behaviours of 2,000 people and more […]

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Apprenticeship Outreach: Engaging with under-represented groups to improve social mobility

March 27, 2022

March 27, 2022

Executive Summary The report provides evidence that show that while many associate apprenticeships with social mobility and disadvantaged groups, diversifying workplaces through apprenticeships isn’t something that happens automatically. It requires concerted effort to target, inform and support under-represented groups, to prevent the most sought-after opportunities going to the already advantaged. Work experience plays a key […]

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Trends Shaping Education 2022

March 20, 2022

March 20, 2022

OECD Executive Summary Trends Shaping Education is designed to support long-term strategic thinking in education. It provides an overview of key economic, social, demographic and technological trends and raises pertinent questions about their impact on education. Examining the future of education in the context of global trends has two main goals. First, it is necessary […]

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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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