Routes through Education into Employment as England Enters the 2020s

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Ken Roberts, 2019 Abstract: Throughout the 1980s and 90s there was international interest in the UK’s extensive experience (which began in the 1970s) with measures to alleviate youth unemployment. Today the UK attracts international attention on account of its low rates of youth unemployment and NEET, its (still) relatively rapid education-to-work transitions, and (according to […]

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Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET): Recent policy initiatives in England and their effects

May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

By Sue Maguire First Published November 3, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499915612186 While policy-makers in Britain can justifiably lay claim to creating the term NEET to define young people who do not engage in formal learning, training or employment, the high number who fall into, and remain in, this category continues to challenge them. This, in part, is […]

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Socioeconomic status and the career aspirations of Australian school students: Testing enduring assumptions

May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Jennifer Gore, Kathryn Holmes, Max Smith, Erica Southgate, Jim Albright Published online: 14 March 2015 Abstract Recent Australian government targets for higher education participation have produced a flurry of activity focused on raising the aspirations of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. In this paper we test two key assumptions underpinning much of this […]

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Career education that works: an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Elnaz Kashefpakdel & Christian Percy, Education and Employers, Journal of Education and Work – 2016 Many scholars and policy-makers believe that changes in the education system and labour market over recent decades have created a complex world for young people; and that this can partly be addressed by enhanced career education while individuals are at […]

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The Role of Work Experience in the UK Higher Education Admissions Process

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

The report examines the range of partnerships and links that secondary and special schools across Wales have with employers. It considers the range of learners’ experiences and the characteristics of effective links between schools and employers. The report also examines how senior leaders in schools are starting to consider how to plan for the cross-cutting […]

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Correspondence of children’s anticipated vocations, perceived competencies, and interests: Results from an Italian sample

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Prime 2010 Italy Journal of Vocational Behavior 77 (2010) 58–62 Dominic R. Primé Laura Nota Lea Ferrari Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss Salvatore Soresi Terence J.G. Tracey The results obtained from this study indicate that there is little correspondence between children’s anticipated occupations and their current interests and competence perceptions (i.e., self-efficacy). The result calls into […]

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Children’s occupational knowledge: a conceptual framework and measure

April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020

Children’s occupational knowledge: a conceptual framework and measure By Rachel Gali Cinamon · Michal Yeshayahu April 2020 International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-020-09425-4   The paper presents a conceptualization of children’s knowledge about the world of work and offers a new measure developed to measure the concept. The basic assumption of the study […]

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Warwick Institute for Employment Research – Working Futures

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

The Working Futures series by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research is a study of past and possible future employment prospects in the UK labour market over 10-year periods. Working Futures primarily investigates demand for skills by occupation and qualification. This most recent report, covering 2017 to 2027, is an attempt to give a detailed […]

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Science aspirations heavily influenced by existing social inequalities

March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

New research shows the extent to which the aspirations of young people are influenced by inequalities such as class, gender and ethnicity. The work, by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), finds that the ways in which young people identify with science are also influenced by whether a young person has been able to experience […]

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