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

EDGE Annual Programme of Stakeholder Surveys: Report

June 22, 2010

A report by YouGov Plc, commissioned by the EDGE Foundation This annual survey measures the extent and type of education-employer partnerships around the UK, looking at the perceptions of the value of employer engagement, levels of awareness about the opportunities and types of activities available, any barriers to partnership and perceptions about vocational qualifications Apprenticeships […]

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June 22, 2010

Teachers’ Thoughts on Entrepreneurship Education

June 22, 2010

A report by Bettina Backström-Widjeskog, taken from Creativity and Innovation – Preconditions for entrepreneurial education Chapter 8 (pp. 107-120) Eds. Kjell Skogen and Jarle Sjøvoll This research explores (and seeks to change) teachers’ attitudes to and interpretations of the ‘entrepreneurship education’ cross-curricula offering in Finland. Interviews were carried out with thirty teachers in Swedish-language schools, […]

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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 1, 2010

Employability: Incentivising Improvement

June 1, 2010

A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) This report examines shortages in employability skills as a problem for those entering work and employers and details recent policy changes in three areas: training, assessment and funding, as well as seeking levers in the existing system that could be adapted to improve shortcomings.In […]

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February 21, 2010

The Impact of Formal Work Experience and Part-Time Work

February 21, 2010

This paper marks an introductory exploration of a pre-existing longitudinal dataset on the impact of two types of activity: formal work experience placements and part-time paid employment during term-time. It exploits the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), a government-funded survey tracking the opinions, activities and outcomes of initially around 15,500 of the […]

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June 22, 2009

Implementation of the 14-19 Reforms, Including the Introduction of Diplomas: An Evaluation of Progress in the First Year of the Introduction of 14-19 Diplomas, 2008/09 in the Context of Wider 14-19 Reforms

June 22, 2009

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report is based on visits to 66 schools and colleges and interviews with young people, teachers and employers involved in the first year of teaching of the 14-19 Diplomas. The Diploma curriculum includes a significant proportion of work-related learning. Employers […]

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