November 16, 2015

Employer engagement in the school-to-work transitions of young Britons

November 16, 2015

In 2014, Routledge published the first ever research collection on the subject of employer engagement in education. Among the essays was a piece which we co-wrote:  School-mediated employer engagement and labour market outcomes for young adults: wage premia, NEET outcomes and career confidence.  It presented a full and final analysis of survey data from 2011 […]

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October 15, 2014

Primary Guide to Employer Engagement

October 15, 2014

To accompany the launch of Primary Futures, the Education and Employers Taskforce and National Association of Head Teachers published a guide to employer engagement for primary school leaders. The guide discusses some of the most common activities that primary school teachers across the country organise with employers and employees to support learning and help primary school pupils […]

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January 19, 2014

Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review

January 19, 2014

A report for CfBT Education Trust by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy with James Dawkins, Research Analyst at the Education and Employers Taskforce. The publication reviews wide-ranging UK and international literature exploring the impact of employer engagement in education, in its different forms, on the employment and attainment outcomes of young people.

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May 29, 2013

Advancing Academic Achievement Through Career Relevance in the Middle Grades: A Longitudinal Evaluation of CareerStart

May 29, 2013

M.E. Woolley et al American Educational Research Journal pp1-27 May 2013 Woolley et al (2013) evaluate the long-term impact of the CareerStart programme, an instructional programme that introduces career-focused education into the middle school curriculum, on achievement scores and well-being among participating students in the United States. They find that CareerStart has a significant positive […]

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February 14, 2013

“Not girly, not sexy, not glamorous”: primary school girls’ and parents’ constructions of science aspirations

February 14, 2013

Louise Archer et al in Pedagogy, Culture and Society 21:1 (2013) pp.171-194 Archer et al investigate discourses surrounding popular femininity and the importance of social background and social capital in career aspirations and educational or vocational attainment, in relation to science and STEM aspirations. The perception that science is a field for white, middle class […]

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October 16, 2012

The Impact of a Skills-Led Qualification on GCSE Attainment: the Case of ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

October 16, 2012

This seminar focused on research findings of the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness on academic attainment. Abstract: ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a skills-focused qualification, usually undertaken at Key Stage 4 alongside GCSEs and/or vocational qualifications; it often includes a component of work experience or career planning. This seminar reported the findings of a […]

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July 21, 2012

Employer Engagement in English Independent Schools

July 21, 2012

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). This report by Professor Prue Huddleston, Dr. Anthony Mann and James Dawkins reviews the engagement of English independent schools (and high performing independent schools in particular) with employers to support the […]

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April 26, 2012

Not ‘Just a Student’: A Qualitative Exploration of Business, Psychology and Law Students’ Accounts of their Placement Experiences

April 26, 2012

This seminar investigated the benefits of university students taking a year out of their degrees for work placements. Abstract: People say that placement students are different when they come back from their year at work for the final year of their degree. Is this true? If so, why? If placements are so good, why don’t […]

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April 26, 2012

The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment

April 26, 2012

L.R. Huber, R. Sloof and M. Van Praag, Institute for the Study of Labour, Discussion Paper Series  Huber et al (2012) evaluate the short-term impact of BizWorld, a global entrepreneurship education programme for primary aged children, on the development of cognitive and non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions among primary school children in the Netherlands. […]

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April 21, 2012

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

April 21, 2012

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience […]

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