July 22, 2021

Investing in Career Guidance (WGCG)

July 22, 2021

The Inter-Agency Working Group on Career Guidance This booklet is the second edition of the first booklet on the importance of investing in career guidance published six international organisations. Members of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Career Guidance (WGCG) published this booklet to reflect the fact that the need for guidance had increased sharply with […]

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July 22, 2021

Scaling Up: Developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools

July 22, 2021

This report by looks at the impact of Primary Futures and explores how the programme can be scaled up. Executive Summary  Primary Futures connects primary schools with volunteers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, with different career journeys and doing different jobs. Schools are connected with volunteers via a secure state of the art […]

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June 16, 2021

What Do Schools Want from Engagement with Business? (ACER)

June 16, 2021

Australian Council for Educational Research The report by Sheldon Rothman discusses research that engaged directly with school leaders and teachers around what they want from engagement with business, including reflections on experiences to date. Executive Summary: In recent years there have been policy discussions of the potential value of businesses engaging in the school education […]

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January 20, 2021

What will education look like in the future?

January 20, 2021

As we begin a new year, it’s traditional to take stock of the past in order to look forward, to imagine and plan for a better future. Looking ahead and beyond the current pandemic, how do we envisage education changing? The events of the past year have accelerated our increasing familiarity and use of technology […]

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January 14, 2021

Leadership and Careers Provision: A New Dawn (FETL)

January 14, 2021

Further Education Trust for Leadership This new research conducted by Deirdre Hughes OBE explores the ways in which leaders can provide young people and adults with the pathways they need to achieve success, and aims to encourage discussion around ways forward in these uncertain times. Executive Summary: FETL commissioned this ‘think piece’ to stimulate ideas […]

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January 8, 2021

The Value of Volunteering

January 8, 2021

The Value of Volunteering report, in collaboration with the CIPD, reveals the positive value that organisations can realise by supporting their staff to undertake volunteering in schools and colleges. It shows that employers who support their staff to volunteer have found employees to be more motivated, more productive and have a better sense of well-being. […]

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December 17, 2020

Career ready? Preparing young people for working life

December 17, 2020

Dr Anthony Mann, Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD I know from personal experience that youth unemployment is a wretched thing. In my early twenties growing up in the north of England I struggled to make progress within an unwelcoming labour market. Research studies show that I could have expected to be ‘scarred’ […]

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December 17, 2020

Career Ready? How schools can better prepare young people for working life in the era of Covid-19 (OECD)

December 17, 2020

OECD The paper reviews academic literature that analyses national longitudinal datasets evidencing teenage career-related indicators of better than expected adult employment outcomes. It then draws on PISA2018 data to see how countries compare and explores variations by social characteristics. The analysis is influenced by Arjan Apparadui’s conception of the Capacity to Aspire, and sees indicators […]

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November 12, 2020

Online research library marks ten-year anniversary

November 12, 2020

Chris James, Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath reflects on the value of the Research Library. The online library provides a comprehensive repository of the different and effective approaches to employer engagement and careers education. It brings together the latest thinking with selected research published over the past 40 […]

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