Training young people through a school/enterprise partnership: a longitudinal study

November 18, 2002

November 18, 2002

In Education and Training 44:6 (2002) pp.281-289 Situated learning, or learning through work experience, gives added value to typical classroom-based, work-related learning in three ways: it improves learning as propositional knowledge (learning about), procedural knowledge (learning how) and dispositional knowledge (learning values and attitudes). This research uses a longitudinal study of 58 pupils participating in […]

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Moving Forward: College and Career Transitions of LAMP Graduates – Findings From the LAMP Longitudinal Study

June 22, 2002

June 22, 2002

A report by Keith MacAllum, Karla Yoder, Scott Kim, Robert Bozick, commissioned by the Academy for Educational Development/National Institute for Work and Learning The report gives the findings of a longitudinal study of the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) programme, tracing the career and Higher Educational progress of three cohorts of graduates. The school-to-career initiative […]

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The Relation of a Work-Based Mentoring Program to the Academic Performance and Behaviour of African American Students

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

An article by Linnehan, F., in the Journal of Vocational Behavior no.59, pp.310-325 This study attempts to fill a perceived gap in academic literature regarding the effects of work-based mentoring on the academic or career-related progression for African American students. It aims to test the hypothesis that participation in a mentoring programme would correlate positively […]

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Changes in Social Capital and School-to-Work Transitions

June 22, 2001

June 22, 2001

An article by Rob Strathdee, Work, Employment and Society, 15(2) pp.311-326 In this article Strathdee focuses on the job seeking methods of a group of eleven poorly qualified male school leavers and their fathers, using semi-structured interviews to shed light on the value of social networks in school-to-work transitions in New Zealand. He takes as […]

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Disaffected Young People and the Work-Related Curriculum at KS4 – Issues of Social Capital Development and Learning as a Form Cultural Practice

September 22, 2000

September 22, 2000

A paper by Raffo, C. and Hall, D., University of Manchester (presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Cardiff University, 7-10 September 2000) This paper presents a sociological critique of the M-Power programme, part of the work-related curriculum aiming to re-engage ‘disaffected’ young people in education, and suggests that instead such programmes and their […]

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School Work Experience: Young People and the Labour Market

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

An article by Ahier, J., Chaplain, R., Linfield, R., Moore, R. and Williams, J., Journal of Education and Work, 13(3), pp. 273-288 In this article, based on research in the Cambridge area, the authors first introduce the changing education and labour market and, suggesting that Work Experience (WX) opportunities should reflect such changes towards an […]

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Youth Transitions and Social Exclusion: Developments in Social Capital Theory

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

An article by Carlo Raffo and Michelle Reeves, Journal of Youth Studies, 3(2), pp.147-166 This article matches the theoretical aspects of social capital with lived experiences of socially disadvantaged young people in Manchester. The authors conclude that young people who are able to develop strong, effective and fluid individualized systems of social capital stand the […]

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Work Experience and Work Placements in Secondary School Education

June 18, 1999

June 18, 1999

Australian Council for Educational Research, Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth This research focussed on participation in work experience and workplace learning programmes in Australia; the characteristics of pupils who participated in such programmes; and perceptions of the value of work experience programmes compared to part-time jobs, following renewed policy emphasis on work-based learning. It found […]

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Is High School Employment Consumption or Investment?

October 22, 1997

October 22, 1997

An article by Ruhm, C., Journal of Labor Economics, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 735-776 The research presented here challenges the view that time spent in employment hinders the long-term development of high school students. Such a view is argued to be based on non-representative samples and exaggerated claims of rapidly increasing in-school work over past decades. […]

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