December 1, 2016

‘Social Class Background and the School-to-Work Transition’

December 1, 2016

By Jeremy Staff and Jeylan T. Mortimer Read the full article here. This chapter sits within a growing canon of both US and UK scholarship analysing the impact of term-time paid employment on both short and long term educational attainment, as well as long term economic outcomes. In this essay, Mortimer and Staff analyse 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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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 23, 2016

‘Does the work-study combination among youth improve the transition path?’

May 23, 2016

by Bjorn Nillson International Labor Office, Work4Youth. 2015. The report is available here. While a considerable worldwide literature base exists debating both the positive and negative outcomes for young people participating in part time employment whilst in school, the majority of the literature fails to consider trends within developing countries. This study addresses this gap by […]

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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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February 19, 2016

‘Disadvantage and the “capacity to aspire” to medical school’

February 19, 2016

Erica Southgate, Brian Kelly, & Ian Symonds In Medical Education (2015), 49(1), pp.73-83. The article is available here. This article considers the aspirations of Australian high school students considering careers within medicine. Conducted in 2015, social mobility within medical careers has notably declined as young people from low socio-economic backgrounds are underrepresented, especially in comparison […]

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February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids by Robert Putnam

February 15, 2016

Book Review: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam, New York: Simon & Schuster By Rachael McKeown Robert Putnam is a world renowned social scientist, famously publishing on the decline of civic engagement within American society and elevating the topic of social capital within policy circles. In his book Bowling Alone […]

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February 11, 2016

Why does employer engagement make a difference to young people?

February 11, 2016

By Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers Taskforce, and Steven Jones, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester, in Engineering UK 2016. It is now more than fifty years since the British state first acted to enable schools to bring workplace experience into the schooling of young people. The 1963 Newsom Report paved […]

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