September 21, 2017

Drawing the Future – survey and competition

September 21, 2017

The Drawing the Future survey, the first of its kind, asks primary school children aged 7 – 11 to draw a picture of the job they want to do when they grow up. This important national survey aims to find out more about children’s career aspirations and gain a better understanding of the factors that […]

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January 6, 2016

‘Careers education in a primary school’

January 6, 2016

Gothard, W.P. In Pastoral Care, 16(3), pp.36-41 (1998). The article is available here. Research within careers education in the primary setting has been sparse. This observational study assesses the impact of a ‘Careers Week’ event held within a single primary school in the South-East of England in June 1997. The annual event involves parents talking […]

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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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February 14, 2013

“Not girly, not sexy, not glamorous”: primary school girls’ and parents’ constructions of science aspirations

February 14, 2013

Louise Archer et al in Pedagogy, Culture and Society 21:1 (2013) pp.171-194 Archer et al investigate discourses surrounding popular femininity and the importance of social background and social capital in career aspirations and educational or vocational attainment, in relation to science and STEM aspirations. The perception that science is a field for white, middle class […]

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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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June 21, 2010

The ‘Hidden Givers’: A Study of School Governing Bodies in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Bath (Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Mike Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones), commissioned by the CfBT Education Trust This study sought to establish the relationship between governing body effectiveness and pupil attainment in primary schools and secondary schools in high and low socio-economic settings. The report combines […]

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June 21, 2010

Governors Mean Business: School Governors’ One-Stop Shop Volunteers – Their Contribution and Added Value to Schools in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Hertfordshire (Dr Anne Punter and Prof. John C. Adams), commissioned by the School Governors’ One-Stop Shop (SGOSS) SGOSS places business volunteers in school governing bodies and commissioned this report to assess volunteers’ effectiveness. Data collection took place over the Autumn term 2009 and Spring term 2010. The study sample […]

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June 19, 2010

Helping Young People Succeed: How Employers Can Support Careers Education – Increasing and Improving Employer Involvement in Providing Young People With Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

June 19, 2010

A report by Deloitte UK and the Education and Employers Taskforce This report is based on 100 interviews with people from a broad cross-section of organisations working with employer engagement: teachers, leaders, students, Education Business Partnership Organisations (EBPOs), employers, employer organisations and professional associations. On-line surveys were carried out with 500 young people (clustered round […]

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January 21, 2010

Guidance for Commissioners of Evaluation of Education

January 21, 2010

This document draws upon the advice and guidance of members of the Taskforce Expert Group on Research who have actively participated in commissioning, and undertaking, evaluations of programmes and activities.  It is a guide that is especially relevant to organisations that fund projects designed to improve the educational experience of young people, aged 5 to 19, through initiatives […]

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June 19, 2009

Time to Read – A Ten Year Review

June 19, 2009

A report by Michael Arlow, commissioned by Business in the Community The Time to Read programme recruits volunteers from business to give children from deprived backgrounds one-to-one help with literacy skills. This review uses several evaluations and surveys to assess whether the programme has made a contribution to the development of children. The report brings […]

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