October 12, 2020

Gender Stereotyping in Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Boys’ and Girls’ Mathematics Performance in Ireland (Geary Institute, University College Dublin)

October 12, 2020

Authors Selina McCoy (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin and Trinity College Dublin) Delma Byrne (National University of Ireland Maynooth and Geary Institute, University College Dublin) Pat O’Connor (University of Limerick and Geary Institute, University College Dublin) Abstract This paper is concerned with the underlying question of what shapes the assessment of children’s mathematical ability: […]

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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 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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March 25, 2019

Closing the Regional Attainment Gap

March 25, 2019

Sutton Trust & APPG on Social Mobility (February 2019)   Read the report here. This new report from the Sutton Trust summarises the evidence submitted to the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Social Mobility Inquiry into the Regional Attainment Gap, which ran between November 2017 and June 2018. Amongst the many challenges that the APPG […]

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September 15, 2017

The impact of career development activities on PISA mathematics tests: An analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

September 15, 2017

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Head of Research, Education and Employers), and Matteo Schleicher Access the findings here. As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment. Both researchers and policy-makers have looked afresh at the capacity of employers to […]

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December 1, 2016

‘Social Class Background and the School-to-Work Transition’

December 1, 2016

By Jeremy Staff and Jeylan T. Mortimer Read the full article here. This chapter sits within a growing canon of both US and UK scholarship analysing the impact of term-time paid employment on both short and long term educational attainment, as well as long term economic outcomes. In this essay, Mortimer and Staff analyse the […]

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August 4, 2016

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

August 4, 2016

View the full picture library from the conference here. July 21 and 22 2016 saw the coming together of key thinkers from around the globe for the International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training. The conference, jointly hosted by Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation, aimed to present accessible research to be […]

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May 25, 2016

How to make the most of employer engagement: six tips for school and college staff

May 25, 2016

By Anthony Mann Over recent years, UK and international research has made a consistent and compelling case that the quantity and quality of employer engagement experienced by young people while in school or college makes a significant difference to how well they do in the world of work in their twenties.  Education and Employers Research works […]

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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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December 17, 2015

‘Ambition gone awry: The long-term socioeconomic consequences of misaligned and uncertain ambitions in adolescence’

December 17, 2015

Ricardo Sabates, Angela Harris & Jeremy Staff In Social Science Quarterly, 92(4), pp.959-977 (2011). Find the article here. Arguably, UK school-to-work transitions have become more fractured as a result of declining availability of vocational routes and standardisation of the education system focused upon academic attainment. Simultaneously, research has demonstrated that youths’ employment ambitions have increased […]

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