Aspirations and the Future of Work

September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence Drew Gardiner, Micheline Goedhuys International Labour Organization Richard Barrett Research Associate at Education and Employers has written an article about the report – read it here. Suggested citation: Gardiner, D., Goedhuys, M. 2020. Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A […]

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The long shadow of deprivation: differences in opportunities

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Social Mobility Commission   Social mobility in England is a postcode lottery, with large differences across areas in both the adult pay of disadvantaged sons and the size of the pay gap for sons from deprived families, relative to those from affluent families. Both the adult earnings of sons from disadvantaged families, and the difference […]

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Education at a Glance 2020

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

OECD This edition of Education at Glance provides an overview of education during the Covid-19 crisis. It touches on the health aspects of the crisis as well as the economic crisis and the impacts for education, such as the impact of lockdown on disadvantaged people. The lockdowns have interrupted conventional schooling with nationwide school closures […]

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Work exposure, exploration and experience 

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Scaffolding vocational education and successful youth transitions through Work Exposure, Work Exploration and Work Experience: The WE3 Continuum and Activities Dave Turner August 2020 This paper has been written by Dave Turner, an Australian with 30 years of international experience in youth employment and careers education and was commissioned by Toi Economic Development Agency in […]

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Young people’s aspirations for education, work, family and leisure

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Young people’s aspirations for education, work, family and leisure Paula McDonald Queensland University of Technology, Australia Barbara Pini Curtin University, Australia Janis Bailey Griffith University, Australia Robin Price Queensland University of Technology, Australia   Abstract Young people are arguably facing more ‘complex and contested’ transitions to adulthood and an increasing array of ‘non-linear’ paths. Education […]

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The capacity to aspire to higher education: ‘It’s like making them do a play without a script’

August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

Jessica Bok     To cite this article: Jessica Bok (2010) The capacity to aspire to higher education: ‘It’s likemaking them do a play without a script’, Critical Studies in Education, 51:2, 163-178, DOI:10.1080/17508481003731042   Aspiration is a prominent concept in higher education policy debates. However, reference to this concept is often made in terms […]

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Occupational choice, socio-economic status and educational attainment

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Occupational choice, socio-economic status and educational attainment: a study of the occupational choices and destinations of young people in the British Household Panel Survey Paul Croll (2008) Occupational choice, socio‐economic status and educational attainment: a study of the occupational choices and destinations of young people in the British Household Panel Survey, Research Papers in Education, […]

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Is Science for Us?

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

Is Science for Us? Black Students’ and Parents’ Views of Science and Science Careers Louise Archer, Jennifer Dewitt DEPS, King’s College, London, UK Jonathan Osborne Graduate School of Education, Stanford DOI 10.1002/sce.21146 Published online 18 February 2015 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com)   Read the full paper: Is science for us?   ABSTRACT: There are […]

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Preparing Our Students for the Real World

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

Hans Meeder and Brett Pawlowski of the National Center for College and Career Transitions   The report considers education can be transformed to produce better results. This white paper is directed at today’s leaders of education including school superintendents, school board members, as well as school leaders in high schools, middle schools and elementary school […]

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Personal contacts, employment and social mobility in Britain

June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

This paper contributes to debates around social mobility and social capital by exploring the links between social class background, assistance from non-parental personal contacts for finding employment, and social class destination. The literature on social mobility, social capital and social networks is reviewed, drawing a conceptual distinction between social capital and social networks. Previous research […]

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