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 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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December 21, 2011

The Economic Case for Language Learning and the Role of Employer Engagement

December 21, 2011

Published by the Education and Employers Taskforce argues the economic case for language learning in Britain and how employers can help. The decline in language learning is holding back both young people and UK plc. The report highlights consistently high employer demand for people with foreign language skills and how our lack of skills in effect […]

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June 24, 2011

School Governors and Employer Engagement in Education

June 24, 2011

This seminar focused on the benefits of employer engagement in a governing capacity in schools. Abstract: The 2010 Education White Paper confirmed the importance of school governing in England and explicitly stated an intention to work with the Education Employer Taskforce and others “to encourage business people and professionals to volunteer as governors”. The seminar […]

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June 21, 2011

A Study into the Experience of School Governors Recruited Through the Open University

June 21, 2011

Published by the School Governors One-Stop-Shop (SGOSS) The Open University has encouraged 300 students, staff and alumni to apply to be school governors. This report analyses that recruitment drive, the training given and the reasons behind their volunteering. Read ‘A Study into the Experience of School Governors Recruited Through the Open University’

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October 21, 2010

What Is To Be Gained Through Partnership?

October 21, 2010

This Taskforce report published on 15 October 2010 pulls together robust UK and international evidence on employer engagement. What is to be gained through partnership? provides high quality evidence about the benefits of education and employer engagement to young people, schools and employers, including recent research: from the US demonstrating 11% higher wages eight years after […]

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October 21, 2010

The Point of Partnership: The Case for Employer Engagement in Education

October 21, 2010

The paper highlights research in four areas – staff development, staff engagement, recruitment, and corporate reputation – and concludes with a case study demonstrating how volunteering can be beneficial for business. Findings show that there are significant benefits for employers and employees across the four research areas from engaging with education and young people. Owing […]

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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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