October 21, 2011

Creative Apprenticeships: Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact

October 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study shows that the Creative Apprenticeship is adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, and has potentially far-reaching impacts on other sectors that depend on the creative and cultural industries. The latest cohort of 210 CAs is expected […]

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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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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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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, 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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