December 19, 2016

Schools and the twenty-first century labour market: perspectives on structural change

December 19, 2016

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick). In the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling   This study investigates the UK youth labour market, looking at how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. Considered collectively, no generation […]

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January 19, 2014

Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review

January 19, 2014

A report for CfBT Education Trust by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy with James Dawkins, Research Analyst at the Education and Employers Taskforce. The publication reviews wide-ranging UK and international literature exploring the impact of employer engagement in education, in its different forms, on the employment and attainment outcomes of young people.

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May 29, 2013

Advancing Academic Achievement Through Career Relevance in the Middle Grades: A Longitudinal Evaluation of CareerStart

May 29, 2013

M.E. Woolley et al American Educational Research Journal pp1-27 May 2013 Woolley et al (2013) evaluate the long-term impact of the CareerStart programme, an instructional programme that introduces career-focused education into the middle school curriculum, on achievement scores and well-being among participating students in the United States. They find that CareerStart has a significant positive […]

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May 21, 2012

Enterprise Education: Value and Direction – An Interim Report

May 21, 2012

This joint interim report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce and Pearson Think Tank highlights the widespread variation in access to entrepreneurship education at school. It sets out the first findings of an extensive review of the future of enterprise and entrepreneurship education in England, supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. […]

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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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July 22, 2011

How and Why Employers are Engaged to Support Student Learning and Progression in High-Performing Independent Schools

July 22, 2011

This seminar focused on the role of employer engagement in independent schools. Abstract: The seminar addressed three questions: 1) to what extent do high-performing independent schools engage with employers to support pupil learning?, 2) why do they do it? and 3) how do they go about it? It drew upon data generated from a range of sources: […]

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November 21, 2010

Evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships Programme: Outcomes for Cohort Three

November 21, 2010

A report by Golden, S., O’Donnell, L. and Benton, T, commissioned by the Young People’s Learning Agency This report assesses the outcomes of the Young Apprenticeships (YA) programme for pupils in the third cohort who participated in the programme between September 2006 and July 2008. The programme aimed to provide Key Stage 4 pupils with […]

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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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