October 25, 2017

Can computers perform workplace tasks better than people?

October 25, 2017

By Andreas Schleicher (Director for Education and Skills, OECD)     Digitalization is connecting people, cities, countries and continents, bringing together a majority of the world’s population in ways that vastly increase our individual and collective potential. Yet the same forces have also made the world more volatile, more complex and more uncertain. The rolling […]

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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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August 8, 2016

Careers education: International literature review

August 8, 2016

By Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick), Dr Anthony Mann, (Head of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Dr Sally-Anne Barnes, (Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Institute for Employment Research), Beate Baldauf, (Senior Research Fellow Warwick Institute for Employment Research) and Rachael McKeown, (Research Assistant at the Education and Employers) Education Endowment Foundation. 2016. Download the […]

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August 4, 2016

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

August 4, 2016

View the full picture library from the conference here. July 21 and 22 2016 saw the coming together of key thinkers from around the globe for the International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training. The conference, jointly hosted by Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation, aimed to present accessible research to be […]

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August 2, 2016

‘Trend analysis: Gender in STEM education’

August 2, 2016

By Cocky Booy, Noortje Jansen, Gertje Joukes and Esther van Schaik The Netherlands: VHTO (National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology). Read the report here. This National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology (VHTO) has gathered evidence on the participation of girls with STEM in the Netherlands. […]

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June 20, 2016

‘ASPIRES 2 Project Spotlight: Year 11 Students’ Views of Careers Education and Work Experience’

June 20, 2016

By Louise Archer and Julie Moote Department of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College London. Download the report here. The ASPIRES 2 project draws on data collected from 13,421 Year 11 students (aged 15-16) collected from 296 state secondary schools and 44 independent secondary schools. The survey explored the young people’s opinions and experiences of […]

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June 15, 2016

‘I don’t know where to find the careers adviser… He has disappeared’

June 15, 2016

‘‘I don’t know where to find the careers adviser… He has disappeared’: The impact of changes to careers advice on 14-16 year olds in University Technical Colleges and schools’ By Acquah, D.K., Limmer, H. & Malpass, D. In Research Papers in Education. 2016. Find the article here. This research aims to explore the variation that […]

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May 25, 2016

How to make the most of employer engagement: six tips for school and college staff

May 25, 2016

By Anthony Mann Over recent years, UK and international research has made a consistent and compelling case that the quantity and quality of employer engagement experienced by young people while in school or college makes a significant difference to how well they do in the world of work in their twenties.  Education and Employers Research works […]

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May 6, 2016

What to do about young people not going to university?

May 6, 2016

By Ingrid Schoon, University College London Institute of Education. Email: I.Schoon@ucl.ac.uk “Most young people, especially those who do not follow an academic route, are ‘overlooked’” by current policy structure (House of Lords Paper 120, 2016) Current policy structure ignores the needs of young people who adopt the traditional work-focused route to independent adulthood. Successive governments have focused […]

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March 1, 2016

Why conference about Employer Engagement in Education?

March 1, 2016

In this blog, conference chair Anthony Mann explains the ambition of the conference and encourages scholars and researchers to join international discussions and offer a paper. The call for papers for the London Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training is open until 31 March. Submit a paper. This summer will see an unprecedented […]

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