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 […]

Read more

June 21, 2009

Evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme: Key Messages

June 21, 2009

A report by York Consulting (Georgina Cowen and Marianne Burgess), commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report presents the results of a two-year national evaluation of the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme (KS4EP). The programme is a response to a call from the 14-19 Education and […]

Read more

June 19, 2009

The Employability Challenge

June 19, 2009

A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills UKCES assesses the current state of research on employability skills, identifies existing good practice, advises on how to develop these skills in schools and makes detailed recommendations for the involvement of employers. The conclusions of this report rest upon a combination of site visits, telephone […]

Read more

April 22, 2009

Young People Omnibus: Wave 15 – A Research Study on Work-Related Learning Among 11-16 Year Olds on Behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

April 22, 2009

A report by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) This study aimed to discover what kind of work-related learning (WRL) pupils were receiving in English schools; how they perceived different types of WRL; which pupil categories learners thought should be taught about jobs and working life (e.g. all pupils, those leaving […]

Read more

June 22, 2008

Students’ Perceptions of Work Experience by the National Support Group for Work Experience: Report of Impact Measures

June 22, 2008

A report by the National Support Group for Work Experience and the National Education Business Partnership Network (NEBPN), commissioned by the Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report charts the development of a framework for measuring the impact of work experience […]

Read more

June 22, 2008

Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment and Transitions to Adulthood

June 22, 2008

A report by MDRC (James J. Kemple and Cynthia J. Willner) The US Career Academy programme, delivered within some 2,500 high schools across the country, works in active partnership with employers, tailors curricula around career themes and teaches in smaller student groups. Public policy research agency MDRC has been evaluating nine high schools since 1993. […]

Read more

January 21, 2008

The Work Experience Placements of Secondary School Students: Widening Horizons or Reproducing Social Inequality?

January 21, 2008

A report by Hatcher, R. and Le Gallais, T., Birmingham City University This report examines whether the distribution of work experience (WEX) placements among secondary school age students is differentiated by class and gender, the processes by which this may occur and whether this therefore impacts on the widening of students’ horizons and future employment […]

Read more

December 22, 2007

The Young Apprenticeships Programme, 2004-07: An Evaluation

December 22, 2007

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report was the conclusion of a three-year evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships (YA) programme.  The YA programme allows schools to offer young people aged 14 to 16 (Key Stage Four) a course of study that is heavily reliant on work-related […]

Read more

June 18, 2007

Business in Schools Research Findings – Weighted Data

June 18, 2007

A report by EdComs, commissioned by Business in the Community (BITC). These are the results of a 2007 employer engagement survey in which 400 school leaders took part. Data was equally split between secondary and primary schools with a good balance across the English regions. Findings include high levels of engagement with employers across the […]

Read more