March 21, 2012

School-Industry STEM Links in the UK

March 21, 2012

This report written by Dr Anthony Mann with Professor Adrian Oldknow and commissioned by Futurelab on behalf of Ingenious – the European Co-ordinating Body for Maths, Science and Technology provides an overview of the character and effectiveness of employer engagement in UK education (relevant to young people within the education system aged 5 to 19) […]

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February 27, 2012

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premiums and NEET Status

February 27, 2012

This seminar focused on the relationship between employer engagement and employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: What is the relationship between participation in school-age (14-19) employer engagement activities (work experience, careers advice from employers etc) and labour market outcomes among young adults (aged 19-24)? Drawing on a sample of 987 young Britons, the seminar presented new data, […]

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September 21, 2011

Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme

September 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study considers the impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme, which was introduced in 2008 and for which take-up has increased rapidly. There have been more than 700 completions to date, with the current cohort comprising 210 learners. The project has […]

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November 21, 2010

Evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships Programme: Outcomes for Cohort Three

November 21, 2010

A report by Golden, S., O’Donnell, L. and Benton, T, commissioned by the Young People’s Learning Agency This report assesses the outcomes of the Young Apprenticeships (YA) programme for pupils in the third cohort who participated in the programme between September 2006 and July 2008. The programme aimed to provide Key Stage 4 pupils with […]

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October 22, 2010

Diplomas: The Second Year – An Evaluation of the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Diplomas for 14 to 19 year olds

October 22, 2010

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report is based on a series of Ofsted evaluation visits to 21 Diploma consortia between September 2009 and March 2010, amounting to 42 schools, 21 colleges of further education and sixth form colleges, three work-based learning providers and four local […]

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October 22, 2010

Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK

October 22, 2010

A report in the Journal of Social Policy, October 2010 (Yates S, Harris A, Sabates, R. and Staff, J.) This report summarises analysis of the British Youth Cohort Study, comprising data from over 17,000 individuals born in Britain in April 1970. Logistic regression is used to estimate the impact of aspirations, educational expectations and socio-economic […]

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June 22, 2010

Is Science Me? High School Students’ Identities, Participation and Aspirations in Science, Engineering and Medicine

June 22, 2010

A report by P.R. Aschbacker, E. Li and E.J. Roth, Journal of Research in Science Teaching 47: 564-82 The article describes the findings of a study based on interviews over three years with 33 high school students in California to investigate the role of ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic background in shaping students’ motivations, persistence and […]

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June 21, 2010

The ‘Hidden Givers’: A Study of School Governing Bodies in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Bath (Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Mike Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones), commissioned by the CfBT Education Trust This study sought to establish the relationship between governing body effectiveness and pupil attainment in primary schools and secondary schools in high and low socio-economic settings. The report combines […]

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January 22, 2010

Not Choosing Nursing: Work Experience and Career Choice of High Academic Achieving School Leavers

January 22, 2010

An article by Neilson, G.R., and McNally, J. G, Nurse Education Today, 30(1), pp.9-14 This article draws upon interviews with twenty paradigmatic high academic achieving students to elucidate their perceptions of nursing as a career choice, all having once considered but later discarding it. A literature review and comparisons with other countries experiencing declines in […]

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