Drawing the Future: Exploring the career aspirations of New Zealand children

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

A major new report has been published which examines the career aspirations of 7-13 years olds in New Zealand. The research format and methodology is based on Drawing the Future which charity Education and Employers and its partners TES Global, the NAHT, OECD Education and Skills, and UCL Institute of Education published during the World […]

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Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work

January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released their report Dream Jobs: Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work. The report, based on PISA 2018 data, analyses changes (or lack of) of career aspirations of young people since 2000. Read the full report here. 

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Children’s aspirations & emotional and behavioural problems

December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

Over the past decade ‘aspirations’ have received considerable attention within UK policy. The emphasis on aspirations has proved extremely evocative, in particular the notion that raising the aspirations of poor families is an important device in improving low educational attainment and social mobility. The issue of low aspirations has featured in White Papers and educational […]

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Evaluating employer career interventions in English schools

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

Ian Mcintosh and Julia Yates Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 42(1), pp. 9-17. Read the article. Government policy on English schools’ careers activities indicates an emphasis on employer interventions over traditional career guidance. This article by researchers with City, University of London begins with a literature review suggesting that the […]

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Evaluation of Nuffield Research Placements – Interim Report

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

The Nuffield Foundation Read the interim report. Work placements offered to Year 12 students are effective in increasing access to university courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), according to findings from this report from the Nuffield Foundation. It is widely recognised that there is a shortage of skills in STEM subjects in the […]

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Independent panel report to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Education by Command of Her Majesty May 2019

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

Department for Education Read the report In February 2018, Theresa May announced that there would be a “wide-ranging review into post-18 education” led by Philip Augar. This new review of Post-18 Education and Funding presented to Parliament in May 2019 drew evidence from an extensive literature review of post-18 education provision and funding, 370 submissions […]

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Teachers’ engagement with research: what do we know? A research briefing

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

Education Endowment Foundation and NFER Read the research briefing This new report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Education Endowment Foundation summaries the findings from a nationally representative survey of schools and teachers investigating their use of research. The findings are based on survey results from 1,670 teachers in England administered […]

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Engaging with evidence

June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

Institute for Effective Education (published March 2019) Read the report With teachers and schools being encouraged to become more evidence-based, the Institute for Effective Education has released this resource to help education practitioners understand research methods, interpret evidence and decipher jargon. The guide provides explanations of the different kinds of evidence found within educational research […]

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Research Briefing I: Establishing the Employment Gap

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

Impetus (published April 2019) Click here to read the full report.                 This is the first of a series of briefings from Impetus using the new Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset to examine the impact of disadvantage on education and employment. The LEO dataset combines data held by […]

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