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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May 17, 2016

‘Career education that works: an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study’

May 17, 2016

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers) & Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician) In Journal of Education and Work, 2016. Access the article here. Read a PDF of the article here: Career education that works an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study.compressed In this article, the authors examine the relationship between career talks that British […]

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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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January 12, 2016

‘A theoretical framework for employer engagement’

January 12, 2016

Julian Stanley & Anthony Mann In Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence, Mann, A., Stanley, J. & Archer, L. (eds), London: Routledge (2014), pp.36-52. The book is available here. This book chapter conceptualises employer engagement in education through the ‘life course’ theory – arguing that life is contextually constructed in a social and […]

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November 16, 2015

Employer engagement in the school-to-work transitions of young Britons

November 16, 2015

In 2014, Routledge published the first ever research collection on the subject of employer engagement in education. Among the essays was a piece which we co-wrote:  School-mediated employer engagement and labour market outcomes for young adults: wage premia, NEET outcomes and career confidence.  It presented a full and final analysis of survey data from 2011 […]

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November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education: A bibliography

November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education a bibliography Nov 2015 Employer engagement in education relates to a wide range of related educational and economic approaches. In essence, it describes the process through which a young person engages with members of the economic community, under the auspices of their school or college, with the aim of influencing their […]

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November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future: three milestones and what they mean

November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future (www.inspiringthefuture.org) is the free service provided by Education & Employers which allows UK state schools and colleges to connect online with employee volunteers to support young people across a wide range of activities, stretching from short careers talks to being a school governor. During the month of October 2015, three important milestones […]

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