“To see ourselves as others see us”: Post-primary school students’ drawings of scientists before and after participation in a career orientation programme.

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

University of Limerick Read the report here.                   This study examines the impact of a Career Orientation Programme (COP) on young people’s perceptions of scientists. Research has shown that stereotypes of scientists, and more generally careers, start in early childhood. The authors argue that scientists are often […]

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SEN, school life and future aspirations

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Institute of Education – UCL Read the report here. This report from the Institute of Education uses the Millennium Cohort Study to understand the perceptions of students with special education needs (SEN) at age 11 and 14 towards school. Across the country, 14.4% of school age children have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 7.1% […]

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A Comparison of Earnings Related to Higher Level Vocational/Technical and Academic Education

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Hector Espinoza and Stefan Speckesser (NIESER) Read the report here. This new report from the National Institute of Economic and SocialResearch is the first econometric study comparing earnings of people with higher vocational/technical qualifications (Level 4 or 5) to those of degree holders that attended Russell Group and non-Russell Group universities. The empirical analysis is […]

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Briefing Notes: The Skills Employers Want! Cedefop develops real-time skills intelligence by analysing online job vacancies.

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Cedefop Read the briefing here.               In this briefing note from the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) the authors discuss their ongoing investigation into 21st century skill shortages, European labour market trends and the growth of online job vacancies. With concerns being raised around the […]

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Skills shortages in the UK economy – Edge Bulletin 4

April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019

Edge Foundation Read the bulletin here.                       The fourth bulletin from the Edge Foundation reports on the current and future state of the UK labour market. This publication features Education and Employers, the Edge Foundation and the NEU’s recent report ‘Joint Dialogue: How are schools […]

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Closing the Regional Attainment Gap

March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

Sutton Trust & APPG on Social Mobility (February 2019)   Read the report here. This new report from the Sutton Trust summarises the evidence submitted to the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Social Mobility Inquiry into the Regional Attainment Gap, which ran between November 2017 and June 2018. Amongst the many challenges that the APPG […]

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Post-16 Institutions and Providers Omnibus Survey – Wave 6 Findings

March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

Department for Education (February 2019) Read the report here.   The new post 16 Institutions and Providers Omnibus Survey examines post-16 education across England to gain a better understanding of how public and private institutions view recent changes to post-16 provision and explore how they are adapting to ensure learners are prepared for the world […]

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PISA in Focus #93 – Why Don’t More Girls Choose to Pursue a Science Career?

March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019

OECD (February 2019) Read the report here. In the latest issue of PISA in Focus, the authors explore data from the 2015 wave of PISA to examine gender differences in global science performance and why more girls don’t pursue a science career. Across the 67 PISA participating countries, boys outperform girls in science in 22 […]

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