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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August 22, 2010

Pre-16 School Work Experience and Civil Engineering Careers

August 22, 2010

A report by Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L., Proceedings of ICE – Civil Engineering, 163, pp.131-136 This report examines results of questionnaires and interviews conducted with UK education-business partnerships (EBPs), university students and engineering companies and consultants, questioning the extent to which pre-16 work experience (WEX) affects recruitment of young people into civil engineering courses […]

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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

Key Stage 2 Career-Related Learning: Pathfinder Evaluation

June 21, 2010

A report by Pauline Wade, Caroline Bergeron, Karen White, David Teeman, David Sims and Palak Mehta, NFER This report evaluates the Pathfinder pilot, a programme run that was across seven local authorities in 2010 to enable pupils to learn about career options available to them. The programme included workplace visits, in-school career insight talks with […]

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June 19, 2010

Helping Young People Succeed: How Employers Can Support Careers Education – Increasing and Improving Employer Involvement in Providing Young People With Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

June 19, 2010

A report by Deloitte UK and the Education and Employers Taskforce This report is based on 100 interviews with people from a broad cross-section of organisations working with employer engagement: teachers, leaders, students, Education Business Partnership Organisations (EBPOs), employers, employer organisations and professional associations. On-line surveys were carried out with 500 young people (clustered round […]

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June 22, 2009

Composition Matters: Multi-Context Informal Mentoring Networks for Low-Income Urban Adolescent Girls Pursuing Healthcare Careers

June 22, 2009

An article by Packard, B.W., Kim, G.J., Sicley, M., and Piontkowski, S., in Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 17:2, pp 187-200 Packard et al investigate the way in which mentoring networks influence teenage girls in choosing healthcare as a potential career. The authors find that girls who are from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit greatly from […]

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June 22, 2009

Corporate Investment to Increase Interest in Mathematics, Science and Technology: A General Analysis for the Volvo Group

June 22, 2009

A report by Nicholas Tengelin (Chalmers University of Technology), commissioned by the Volvo Group This report reviews and analyses an extensive range of data sources and studies to assess the extent of and reasons for the impending reduction in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) graduates (and therefore the recruitment pool) in Europe. Eurostat and OECD […]

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