August 2, 2016

‘Trend analysis: Gender in STEM education’

August 2, 2016

By Cocky Booy, Noortje Jansen, Gertje Joukes and Esther van Schaik The Netherlands: VHTO (National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology). Read the report here. This National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology (VHTO) has gathered evidence on the participation of girls with STEM in the Netherlands. […]

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June 20, 2016

‘ASPIRES 2 Project Spotlight: Year 11 Students’ Views of Careers Education and Work Experience’

June 20, 2016

By Louise Archer and Julie Moote Department of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College London. Download the report here. The ASPIRES 2 project draws on data collected from 13,421 Year 11 students (aged 15-16) collected from 296 state secondary schools and 44 independent secondary schools. The survey explored the young people’s opinions and experiences of […]

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June 15, 2016

‘I don’t know where to find the careers adviser… He has disappeared’

June 15, 2016

‘‘I don’t know where to find the careers adviser… He has disappeared’: The impact of changes to careers advice on 14-16 year olds in University Technical Colleges and schools’ By Acquah, D.K., Limmer, H. & Malpass, D. In Research Papers in Education. 2016. Find the article here. This research aims to explore the variation that […]

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May 23, 2016

‘Does the work-study combination among youth improve the transition path?’

May 23, 2016

by Bjorn Nillson International Labor Office, Work4Youth. 2015. The report is available here. While a considerable worldwide literature base exists debating both the positive and negative outcomes for young people participating in part time employment whilst in school, the majority of the literature fails to consider trends within developing countries. This study addresses this gap by […]

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May 20, 2016

‘”Not a university type”: focus group study of social class, ethnic, and sex differences in school pupils’ perceptions about medical school’

May 20, 2016

By Trisha Greenhalgh, Kieran Seyan and Petra Boynton In British Medical Journal. 2004. Article is available here. The authors seek to highlight the views of 14-16 year olds to understand why young people from particular socioeconomic backgrounds are more, or less, likely to apply to study medicine at university. Six schools in London contributed to the […]

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March 17, 2016

‘Business mentoring in schools: does it raise attainment?’

March 17, 2016

Andrew Miller In Education and Training, 41 (2), pp.73-78. 1999. Find the article here. This article summarises the findings of a longer report published by the Department for Education and Employment (Miller, 1998). Find the full report here. Written at a time when a high number of mentoring schemes were aimed at increasing the academic […]

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February 19, 2016

‘Disadvantage and the “capacity to aspire” to medical school’

February 19, 2016

Erica Southgate, Brian Kelly, & Ian Symonds In Medical Education (2015), 49(1), pp.73-83. The article is available here. This article considers the aspirations of Australian high school students considering careers within medicine. Conducted in 2015, social mobility within medical careers has notably declined as young people from low socio-economic backgrounds are underrepresented, especially in comparison […]

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January 14, 2016

‘The impact of financial and cultural capital on FE students’ education and employment progression’

January 14, 2016

Emma Norris & Becky Francis In Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence, Mann, A., Stanley, J. & Archer, L. (eds), London: Routledge (2014), pp.127-139. The book is available here. This chapter draws upon notions of social (in)equality and economic (dis)advantage to discuss how the career outcomes of young people are shaped by cultural […]

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January 12, 2016

‘A theoretical framework for employer engagement’

January 12, 2016

Julian Stanley & Anthony Mann In Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence, Mann, A., Stanley, J. & Archer, L. (eds), London: Routledge (2014), pp.36-52. The book is available here. This book chapter conceptualises employer engagement in education through the ‘life course’ theory – arguing that life is contextually constructed in a social and […]

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January 6, 2016

‘Careers education in a primary school’

January 6, 2016

Gothard, W.P. In Pastoral Care, 16(3), pp.36-41 (1998). The article is available here. Research within careers education in the primary setting has been sparse. This observational study assesses the impact of a ‘Careers Week’ event held within a single primary school in the South-East of England in June 1997. The annual event involves parents talking […]

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