August 24, 2021

A fair start: equalising access to early education 

August 24, 2021

The Sutton Trust Access to quality early education is unfair, with most of the country’s poorest families locked out of the government’s flagship entitlement of 30 hours of funded early education and child-care for three- and four-year-olds. In this landmark report, the 30 hours policy is examined from a variety of different angles. Using evidence and analysis […]

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July 22, 2021

Scaling Up: Developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools

July 22, 2021

This report by looks at the impact of Primary Futures and explores how the programme can be scaled up. Executive Summary  Primary Futures connects primary schools with volunteers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, with different career journeys and doing different jobs. Schools are connected with volunteers via a secure state of the art […]

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March 24, 2021

Starting Early: Building the foundations for success

March 24, 2021

Making the case for interactions with the world of work at primary-age: helping children broaden their horizons; overcome stereotypes; and become more motivated in class. Starting Early reveals: Children as young as five have ingrained stereotypical views about the jobs people do, based on their gender, ethnicity, and social background Most children’s career aspirations are […]

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May 27, 2015

Scientist in Residence Program Improving Children’s Image of Science and Scientists

May 27, 2015

Larry Flick In School Science and Mathematics 90:3 (1990) pp.204-214 Much of the literature suggests that a stereotyped popular perception of scientist persists and that children are directly affected by this perception. This American study explores children’s perceptions of scientists and how the stereotype can be changed through classroom intervention. Such visits from university scientists […]

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