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 […]

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June 22, 2005

Evaluation of Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: Outcomes for the First Cohort

June 22, 2005

A report by Golden, S., O’Donnell, L., Benton, T. and Rudd, P. (National Foundation for Educational Research) In response to The Green Paper: 14-19: extending opportunities, raising standards (2002), the Increased Flexibility for 14-16 year olds Programme (IFP) was introduced in 2002 by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to ‘create enhanced vocational […]

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October 8, 2004

High School Career Exploration Programs: Do They Work?

October 8, 2004

In Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Oct. 2004), pp. 135-138 Many schools find it difficult to bridge the gap between encouraging academic and vocational paths for their pupils. Under the No Child Left Behind Act in the USA, schools were required to improve academic achievement and help more students into further education or better […]

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June 22, 2002

Moving Forward: College and Career Transitions of LAMP Graduates – Findings From the LAMP Longitudinal Study

June 22, 2002

A report by Keith MacAllum, Karla Yoder, Scott Kim, Robert Bozick, commissioned by the Academy for Educational Development/National Institute for Work and Learning The report gives the findings of a longitudinal study of the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) programme, tracing the career and Higher Educational progress of three cohorts of graduates. The school-to-career initiative […]

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June 22, 2001

The Relation of a Work-Based Mentoring Program to the Academic Performance and Behaviour of African American Students

June 22, 2001

An article by Linnehan, F., in the Journal of Vocational Behavior no.59, pp.310-325 This study attempts to fill a perceived gap in academic literature regarding the effects of work-based mentoring on the academic or career-related progression for African American students. It aims to test the hypothesis that participation in a mentoring programme would correlate positively […]

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June 22, 2000

School Work Experience: Young People and the Labour Market

June 22, 2000

An article by Ahier, J., Chaplain, R., Linfield, R., Moore, R. and Williams, J., Journal of Education and Work, 13(3), pp. 273-288 In this article, based on research in the Cambridge area, the authors first introduce the changing education and labour market and, suggesting that Work Experience (WX) opportunities should reflect such changes towards an […]

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June 18, 1999

Work Experience and Work Placements in Secondary School Education

June 18, 1999

Australian Council for Educational Research, Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth This research focussed on participation in work experience and workplace learning programmes in Australia; the characteristics of pupils who participated in such programmes; and perceptions of the value of work experience programmes compared to part-time jobs, following renewed policy emphasis on work-based learning. It found […]

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