December 2, 2016

The impact of career development activities on student attitudes towards school utility: an analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

December 2, 2016

By Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers), Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Matteo Schleicher   This study seeks to analyse whether greater teenage engagement in school-mediated career development activities, which include elements of direct exposure to the working world can be associated with more positive attitudes towards […]

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December 7, 2015

‘Strategic frameworks for understanding employer participation in school-to-work programmes’

December 7, 2015

Frank Linnehan and Donna De Carolis In Strategic Management Journal, 26, pp.523-539 (2005). Find the article here. School-to-work programmes (STW) developed in the US out of the belief that the educational system was inadequately preparing students for the world of work. STW programmes are predicated on the engagement of employers in educational activities, and yet […]

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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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October 15, 2014

Primary Guide to Employer Engagement

October 15, 2014

To accompany the launch of Primary Futures, the Education and Employers Taskforce and National Association of Head Teachers published a guide to employer engagement for primary school leaders. The guide discusses some of the most common activities that primary school teachers across the country organise with employers and employees to support learning and help primary school pupils […]

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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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April 24, 2013

Comparative Research into the Experiences of Vocational Learners Across Seven European Countries

April 24, 2013

This seminar presented the findings of the 7EU project to inform the policy discussion on vocational education in the UK. Abstract: The 7EU project is a pioneering attempt to investigate and compare the learning experiences of vocational learners across Europe. The research is intended to provide a European and comparative perspective to discussions about practice […]

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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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October 22, 2010

Diplomas: The Second Year – An Evaluation of the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Diplomas for 14 to 19 year olds

October 22, 2010

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report is based on a series of Ofsted evaluation visits to 21 Diploma consortia between September 2009 and March 2010, amounting to 42 schools, 21 colleges of further education and sixth form colleges, three work-based learning providers and four local […]

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August 22, 2010

Pre-16 School Work Experience and Civil Engineering Careers

August 22, 2010

A report by Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L., Proceedings of ICE – Civil Engineering, 163, pp.131-136 This report examines results of questionnaires and interviews conducted with UK education-business partnerships (EBPs), university students and engineering companies and consultants, questioning the extent to which pre-16 work experience (WEX) affects recruitment of young people into civil engineering courses […]

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