Key Issues in Employer Engagement in Education: Why it makes a difference and how to deliver at scale

February 10, 2015

February 10, 2015

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers).   Governments around the world, with the strong encouragement of the OECD and other international agencies, are determined on seeing closer engagement of employers in the schooling of young people. This short report commissioned by Skills Development Scotland and the Edge Foundation looks […]

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Primary Guide to Employer Engagement

October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

To accompany the launch of Primary Futures, the Education and Employers Taskforce and National Association of Head Teachers published a guide to employer engagement for primary school leaders. The guide discusses some of the most common activities that primary school teachers across the country organise with employers and employees to support learning and help primary school pupils […]

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Number Partners: Impact Report

July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014

This pamphlet presents findings from a small survey of 28 teachers, teaching assistants, head teachers and maths coordinators at schools that take part in Number Partners, a national employer volunteering scheme whereby volunteers go into primary schools to help children with their maths.

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Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence

May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer (London: Routledge, 2014) The first collection of research essays on the subject of employer engagement in education, the book features 17 essays overwhelmingly drawn from papers presented at Taskforce seminars and conferences. “This important book takes the first step in field building – pulling together what […]

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Teacher and Pupil Voices on Employer Engagement

January 19, 2014

January 19, 2014

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers).   A report by Dr Anthony Mann and James Dawkins setting out insights from three focus groups and five semi-structured interviews undertaken by the Education and Employer Engagement research team between 2011 and 2012. The report captures the views […]

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Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review

January 19, 2014

January 19, 2014

A report for CfBT Education Trust by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy with James Dawkins, Research Analyst at the Education and Employers Taskforce. The publication reviews wide-ranging UK and international literature exploring the impact of employer engagement in education, in its different forms, on the employment and attainment outcomes of young people.

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Profound Employer Engagement in Education: What It Is and Options for Scaling It Up

October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013

A report for the Board of Trustees of the Edge Foundation by Dr Anthony Mann and Dr Baljinder Virk, Education and Employers Taskforce. This report aims to provide a critical review of research and public policy literature concerned with the characteristics of engagements between employers and schools, focusing on school provision for the age group 11-18: it does not examine provision in Further Education Colleges or Apprenticeships.

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Employer Engagement in British Secondary Education: Wage Earning Outcomes Experienced by Young Adults

March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

By By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), and Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician).   An article by Dr Anthony Mann and economist Christian Percy from the peer-reviewed international Journal of Education and Work exploring the links between the earnings of young adults and the extent of school-mediated employer contacts they were exposed to […]

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Nothing in Common: The Career Aspirations of Young Britons Mapped Against Projected Labour Market Demand 2010-2020

March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), David Massey (UKCES), Peter Glover (UKCES), Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). A report in the Taskforce’s Occasional Research Papers series in collaboration with b-live and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The report maps the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers […]

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