January 18, 2005

How Work Experiences While at School Affect Career Pathways

January 18, 2005

National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation Programme This research analyses how work activities undertaken by Australian students while at school affect their post-school pathways into work and between work and study. It finds that work experience does help open young people’s eyes to career possibilities; that young people who had undertaken school-based New […]

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October 8, 2004

High School Career Exploration Programs: Do They Work?

October 8, 2004

In Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Oct. 2004), pp. 135-138 Many schools find it difficult to bridge the gap between encouraging academic and vocational paths for their pupils. Under the No Child Left Behind Act in the USA, schools were required to improve academic achievement and help more students into further education or better […]

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June 22, 2004

Work-Related Learning Baseline Study

June 22, 2004

A report by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) Prior to the September 2004 introduction of the statutory requirement that all Key Stage 4 (KS4) pupils in English schools should experience some work-related learning (WRL), the QCA undertook a baseline study to elicit attitudes of students and teachers towards WRL, prevailing structure and provision of […]

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June 22, 2004

Student Experiences of Work Placement in School-Based Vocational Programmes

June 22, 2004

An article by Peter J. Smith, Jennifer Dalton and Robyn Dolheguy, Journal of Education + Training, 46(5), pp.262-268 In this study, the experiences of students (aged 15-18) undertaking a work placement as part of their school-based Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) programmes are compared with students who didn’t undertake a work placement, and […]

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June 21, 2004

Work-Based Learning and Higher Education: A Research Perspective

June 21, 2004

A report by Swail, Watson S. and Kampits, Eva, commissioned by the Educational Policy Institute. This report conducted by the Educational Policy Institute investigates the impact  and experiences of work-based learning in high school on the attainment levels of college students enrolled in four year degrees in New England. The authors analysed the answers on […]

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June 19, 2003

Mentoring and Young People: A Literature Review

June 19, 2003

A report by the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) based at the University of Glasgow (John C. Hall), commissioned by the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD) This literature review aims to answer several key questions about mentoring: what it is, which aspects of it are or are not successful, what […]

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November 18, 2002

Training young people through a school/enterprise partnership: a longitudinal study

November 18, 2002

In Education and Training 44:6 (2002) pp.281-289 Situated learning, or learning through work experience, gives added value to typical classroom-based, work-related learning in three ways: it improves learning as propositional knowledge (learning about), procedural knowledge (learning how) and dispositional knowledge (learning values and attitudes). This research uses a longitudinal study of 58 pupils participating in […]

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June 22, 2002

Moving Forward: College and Career Transitions of LAMP Graduates – Findings From the LAMP Longitudinal Study

June 22, 2002

A report by Keith MacAllum, Karla Yoder, Scott Kim, Robert Bozick, commissioned by the Academy for Educational Development/National Institute for Work and Learning The report gives the findings of a longitudinal study of the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) programme, tracing the career and Higher Educational progress of three cohorts of graduates. The school-to-career initiative […]

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June 22, 2001

The Relation of a Work-Based Mentoring Program to the Academic Performance and Behaviour of African American Students

June 22, 2001

An article by Linnehan, F., in the Journal of Vocational Behavior no.59, pp.310-325 This study attempts to fill a perceived gap in academic literature regarding the effects of work-based mentoring on the academic or career-related progression for African American students. It aims to test the hypothesis that participation in a mentoring programme would correlate positively […]

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June 22, 2001

Changes in Social Capital and School-to-Work Transitions

June 22, 2001

An article by Rob Strathdee, Work, Employment and Society, 15(2) pp.311-326 In this article Strathdee focuses on the job seeking methods of a group of eleven poorly qualified male school leavers and their fathers, using semi-structured interviews to shed light on the value of social networks in school-to-work transitions in New Zealand. He takes as […]

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