October 19, 2013

Profound Employer Engagement in Education: What It Is and Options for Scaling It Up

October 19, 2013

A report for the Board of Trustees of the Edge Foundation by Dr Anthony Mann and Dr Baljinder Virk, Education and Employers Taskforce. This report aims to provide a critical review of research and public policy literature concerned with the characteristics of engagements between employers and schools, focusing on school provision for the age group 11-18: it does not examine provision in Further Education Colleges or Apprenticeships.

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March 21, 2013

Employer Engagement in British Secondary Education: Wage Earning Outcomes Experienced by Young Adults

March 21, 2013

By By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), and Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician).   An article by Dr Anthony Mann and economist Christian Percy from the peer-reviewed international Journal of Education and Work exploring the links between the earnings of young adults and the extent of school-mediated employer contacts they were exposed to […]

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March 19, 2013

Nothing in Common: The Career Aspirations of Young Britons Mapped Against Projected Labour Market Demand 2010-2020

March 19, 2013

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), David Massey (UKCES), Peter Glover (UKCES), Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). A report in the Taskforce’s Occasional Research Papers series in collaboration with b-live and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The report maps the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers […]

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December 21, 2012

Closing the Gap: How Employers Can Change the Way Young People See Apprenticeships

December 21, 2012

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers) and Sara Caplan (Education and Skills Consultant, PriceWaterhoouseCoopers)   This thinkpiece by the Education and Employers Taskforce and PriceWaterhouseCoopers explores young people’s views of Apprenticeships, and the practical steps employers can take to help them to gain a more informed understanding of them. The report includes a […]

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November 15, 2012

Building a Better “Pathways to Careers” System in the US

November 15, 2012

This seminar focused on the ‘Pathways to Careers’ programme in the US and related it to the situation in the UK. Abstract: This informal talk focused on the dilemmas and challenges of building a better system of pathways in the US that transition a wide range of young people into middle skill jobs. In the […]

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July 21, 2012

Employer Engagement in English Independent Schools

July 21, 2012

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). This report by Professor Prue Huddleston, Dr. Anthony Mann and James Dawkins reviews the engagement of English independent schools (and high performing independent schools in particular) with employers to support the […]

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April 26, 2012

The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment

April 26, 2012

L.R. Huber, R. Sloof and M. Van Praag, Institute for the Study of Labour, Discussion Paper Series  Huber et al (2012) evaluate the short-term impact of BizWorld, a global entrepreneurship education programme for primary aged children, on the development of cognitive and non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions among primary school children in the Netherlands. […]

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April 21, 2012

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

April 21, 2012

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience […]

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March 21, 2012

School-Industry STEM Links in the UK

March 21, 2012

This report written by Dr Anthony Mann with Professor Adrian Oldknow and commissioned by Futurelab on behalf of Ingenious – the European Co-ordinating Body for Maths, Science and Technology provides an overview of the character and effectiveness of employer engagement in UK education (relevant to young people within the education system aged 5 to 19) […]

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March 15, 2012

Employer Engagement – A Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) Perspective

March 15, 2012

This seminar provided a synthesis of knowledge and experience to date in the fields of employer engagement with young people. Abstract:  Using a strategic HRM perspective, this discussion looked at the strengths and shortcomings of practice at present and over the recent past, and proposed ways in which engagement can and ought to become institutionalised among all […]

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