October 1, 2020

How do essential skills influence life outcomes? An evidence review (The Centre for Education and Youth, Skills Builder Partnership)

October 1, 2020

New research by The Centre for Education and Youth in partnership with the Skills Builder Partnership explores the relationship between essential skills and young people’s life outcomes. Existing work often emphasises the importance of building essential skills in light of structural changes in the labour market, including technological disruptions and changing work norms. This report […]

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September 25, 2020

Balancing Aspirations – responding to the International Labour Organisation report

September 25, 2020

Richard Barrett, Education and Employers Research Associate and freelance education consultant Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work – A Review of the Literature and Evidence1, from the International Labour Organization (ILO) adds more empirical evidence to support what many of us have long understood:  education and employer engagement can have a positive impact on […]

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September 16, 2020

Aspirations and the Future of Work (International Labour Organization)

September 16, 2020

Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A Review of the Literature and Evidence Drew Gardiner, Micheline Goedhuys International Labour Organization Richard Barrett Research Associate at Education and Employers has written an article about the report – read it here. Suggested citation: Gardiner, D., Goedhuys, M. 2020. Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work: A […]

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September 15, 2020

The long shadow of deprivation: differences in opportunities

September 15, 2020

Social Mobility Commission   Social mobility in England is a postcode lottery, with large differences across areas in both the adult pay of disadvantaged sons and the size of the pay gap for sons from deprived families, relative to those from affluent families. Both the adult earnings of sons from disadvantaged families, and the difference […]

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September 15, 2020

Education at a Glance 2020

September 15, 2020

OECD This edition of Education at Glance provides an overview of education during the Covid-19 crisis. It touches on the health aspects of the crisis as well as the economic crisis and the impacts for education, such as the impact of lockdown on disadvantaged people. The lockdowns have interrupted conventional schooling with nationwide school closures […]

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September 14, 2020

Work exposure, exploration and experience – The WE3 Continuum

September 14, 2020

OECD Senior Policy Analyst Dr Anthony Mann In December 2019, a joint publication of the European Commission, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, European Training Foundation, International Labor Organisation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and UNESCO made the case for investment in career guidance. It set out an argument that implicitly said […]

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September 9, 2020

Work exposure, exploration and experience 

September 9, 2020

Scaffolding vocational education and successful youth transitions through Work Exposure, Work Exploration and Work Experience: The WE3 Continuum and Activities Dave Turner August 2020 This paper has been written by Dave Turner, an Australian with 30 years of international experience in youth employment and careers education and was commissioned by Toi Economic Development Agency in […]

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September 3, 2020

Young people’s aspirations for education, work, family and leisure

September 3, 2020

Young people’s aspirations for education, work, family and leisure Paula McDonald Queensland University of Technology, Australia Barbara Pini Curtin University, Australia Janis Bailey Griffith University, Australia Robin Price Queensland University of Technology, Australia   Abstract Young people are arguably facing more ‘complex and contested’ transitions to adulthood and an increasing array of ‘non-linear’ paths. Education […]

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August 28, 2020

The capacity to aspire to higher education: ‘It’s like making them do a play without a script’

August 28, 2020

Jessica Bok     To cite this article: Jessica Bok (2010) The capacity to aspire to higher education: ‘It’s likemaking them do a play without a script’, Critical Studies in Education, 51:2, 163-178, DOI:10.1080/17508481003731042   Aspiration is a prominent concept in higher education policy debates. However, reference to this concept is often made in terms […]

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August 6, 2020

A short history of employer engagement

August 6, 2020

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Elementary Education Act, the first piece of legislation to deal specifically with the provision of education in Britain (receiving Royal Assent on the 9th August 1870) we are publishing this paper by Prof. Prue Huddleston. Since our launch in 2009 the Education and Employers Charity has sought […]

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