January 22, 2007

A Follow-Up Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Business in the Community’s Time To Read Mentoring Programme

January 22, 2007

A report by Sarah Miller, Paul Connolly and Lisa Maguire, commissioned by the Centre for Effective Education, Queen’s University Belfast The research reported here follows from the 2009 Ten Year Review of ‘Time to Read’, a programme involving employee volunteers going on a regular basis into Northern Ireland primary schools to hear children read.  That […]

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August 22, 2006

Disadvantaged Young People Accessing the New Urban Economies of the Post-Industrial City

August 22, 2006

An article by Carl Raffo, Journal of Education Policy, 21(1), pp.75-94 Raffo seeks to explain the growing polarization between an emerging post-industrial service base and high skill city economy, and the continuing educational and socio-economic underachievement of marginalised urban young people who struggle to access these changing labour markets. Raffo pulls together findings from four research […]

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June 22, 2005

Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: Outcomes for the First Cohort

June 22, 2005

A report by Golden, S., O’Donnell, L., Benton, T. and Rudd, P. (National Foundation for Educational Research) In response to The Green Paper: 14-19: extending opportunities, raising standards (2002), the Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme (IFP) was introduced in 2002 by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to ‘create enhanced vocational […]

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June 22, 2005

Pupil Interest in Physics: A Survey in Finland

June 22, 2005

A report by the University of Helsinki (Jari Lavonen, Reijo Byman, Kalle Juuti, Veijo Maisalo, Anna Uitto), NorDiNa 2/05 This report analyses the results of a survey consisting of 3,626 pupils (median age 15, 1,772 of whom were girls) in 61 schools, respondents from an original sample of 4,954 pupils from 75 schools (about 65 […]

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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 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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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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