February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids by Robert Putnam

February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam, New York: Simon & Schuster By Rachael McKeown Robert Putnam is a world renowned social scientist, famously publishing on the decline of civic engagement within American society and elevating the topic of social capital within policy circles. In his book Bowling Alone […]

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February 11, 2016

Why does employer engagement make a difference to young people?

February 11, 2016

By Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers Taskforce, and Steven Jones, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, in Engineering UK 2016. It is now more than fifty years since the British state first acted to enable schools to bring workplace experience into the schooling of young people. The 1963 Newsom Report paved […]

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January 15, 2016

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training: 21 and 22 July 2016

January 15, 2016

What difference does it make when employers work with education and training providers?  How can employer engagement best be delivered? Conference presentations and videos Conference programme Conference abstracts Conference speakers Delegate list Conference pictures Read our conference blog This joint conference hosted by the Education and Employers Charity and the Edge Foundation, with support from the […]

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January 12, 2016

‘A theoretical framework for employer engagement’

January 12, 2016

Julian Stanley & Anthony Mann In Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence, Mann, A., Stanley, J. & Archer, L. (eds), London: Routledge (2014), pp.36-52. The book is available here. This book chapter conceptualises employer engagement in education through the ‘life course’ theory – arguing that life is contextually constructed in a social and […]

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January 6, 2016

‘Careers education in a primary school’

January 6, 2016

Gothard, W.P. In Pastoral Care, 16(3), pp.36-41 (1998). The article is available here. Research within careers education in the primary setting has been sparse. This observational study assesses the impact of a ‘Careers Week’ event held within a single primary school in the South-East of England in June 1997. The annual event involves parents talking […]

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January 5, 2016

Engaging Employers in Education Reforms in the Western Balkans – How and Why?

January 5, 2016

By Ivana Aleksic, Senior Education Consultant, Wider Europe, British Council. This is a short version of the article published in the November issue of the Macedonian monthly ‘Economy and Business’: (p. 50-54); by Ivana Aleksic. The prolonged global economic crises made countries look for new and innovative approaches to mobilising both firms and individuals in hope […]

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December 14, 2015

10 most popular research publications of 2015

December 14, 2015

Since January, more than 2,500 different users from around the world have visited the Education and Employers research webpages in search of information and perspectives on employer engagement in education.  Join us as we take a look back and count down the most popular publications of 2015. At ten… Bibliography Mann, A. & McKeown, R. […]

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December 10, 2015

What German schools do to engage employers in education

December 10, 2015

By Birgit Reusrath (teacher) and Jürgen Parussel (Careers Teacher)  Schule – am – Hexbachtal/ Hauptschule/ Muelheim an der Ruhr/ Germany First of all, every school has a careers teacher, a person who has a special education in accompanying pupils on their way from school into the world of work. German schools have a curriculum that from […]

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November 18, 2015

‘A longitudinal study of work-based, adult-youth mentoring’

November 18, 2015

Frank Linnehan In the Journal of Vocational Behavior, 63 (2003), 40-54. The article is available here. Despite numbers of US school-to-work programmes increasing considerably since the 1980s, the article begins by noting the failure of surrounding literature to keep pace. Linnehan’s study aims to address the gaps in literature by comparing the attitudes and beliefs relating […]

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