Evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme: Key Messages

June 21, 2009

June 21, 2009

A report by York Consulting (Georgina Cowen and Marianne Burgess), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report presents the results of a two-year national evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme (KS4EP). The programme is a response to a call from the 14-19 Education and […]

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Time to Read – A Ten Year Review

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

A report by Michael Arlow, commissioned by Business in the Community The Time to Read programme recruits volunteers from business to give children from deprived backgrounds one-to-one help with literacy skills. This review uses several evaluations and surveys to assess whether the programme has made a contribution to the development of children. The report brings […]

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The Employability Challenge

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills UKCES assesses the current state of research on employability skills, identifies existing good practice, advises on how to develop these skills in schools and makes detailed recommendations for the involvement of employers. The conclusions of this report rest upon a combination of site visits, telephone […]

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Young People Omnibus: Wave 15 – A Research Study on Work-Related Learning Among 11-16 Year Olds on Behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

A report by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) This study aimed to discover what kind of work-related learning (WRL) pupils were receiving in English schools; how they perceived different types of WRL; which pupil categories learners thought should be taught about jobs and working life (e.g. all pupils, those leaving […]

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Employee Volunteering and Social Capital: Contributions to Corporate Social Responsibility

March 18, 2009

March 18, 2009

A report by Muthri, J,N., Matten, D. and Moon, J., in the British Journal of Management, 20(1), pp.75-89 This report describes research into the ways social capital is generated and maintained within Employee Volunteering (EV) schemes, situating their observations within broader debates about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The authors frame their findings using models of […]

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The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurship Competencies and Intentions: An Evaluation of the Junior Achievement Student Mini-Company Program

August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008

H. Oosterbeek, M. van Praag and A. IJsselstein, Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper No.3641 Oosterbeak et al (2008) evaluate the impact of the Junior Achievement Student Mini-Company (SMC) entrepreneurship education programme, the European and American equivalent of the Young Enterprise programme in the UK, on college students’ entrepreneurship competencies and intentions. They […]

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Students’ Perceptions of Work Experience by the National Support Group for Work Experience: Report of Impact Measures

June 22, 2008

June 22, 2008

A report by the National Support Group for Work Experience and the National Education Business Partnership Network (NEBPN), commissioned by the Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report charts the development of a framework for measuring the impact of work experience […]

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Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment and Transitions to Adulthood

June 22, 2008

June 22, 2008

A report by MDRC (James J. Kemple and Cynthia J. Willner) The US Career Academy programme, delivered within some 2,500 high schools across the country, works in active partnership with employers, tailors curricula around career themes and teaches in smaller student groups. Public policy research agency MDRC has been evaluating nine high schools since 1993. […]

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The School Governance Study

June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

A report by the University of Bath, commissioned and summarised by Business in the Community The University of Bath were commissioned by Business in the Community to undertake research examining the effectiveness of school governance. Their findings were published in a report entitled The School Governance Study and used to inform the production of a […]

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