November 6, 2017

Making the Grade: Does involvement in activities with employers impact the academic achievement of young people?

November 6, 2017

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill and Anthony Mann Making the Grade   A new research summary, kindly sponsored by LifeSkills created with Barclays, presents findings from a new survey of secondary school teachers, in which they argue employer engagement and work experience are critical to achieving top grades. As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly […]

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September 15, 2017

The impact of career development activities on PISA mathematics tests: An analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

September 15, 2017

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Head of Research, Education and Employers), and Matteo Schleicher Access the findings here. As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment. Both researchers and policy-makers have looked afresh at the capacity of employers to […]

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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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November 30, 2016

The importance of experience of the world of work in admissions to health-based undergraduate courses at Russell Group universities: A desktop review

November 30, 2016

By Jordan Rehill (Research Assistant, Education and Employers)   This study explores the admissions requirements of three healthcare related courses of study for their 2017/18 intake: Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. It asks whether these Russell Group Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) expect their undergraduate applicants to have undertaken work experience or secured related work-based experiences prior to application, […]

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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 20, 2016

‘ASPIRES 2 Project Spotlight: Year 11 Students’ Views of Careers Education and Work Experience’

June 20, 2016

By Louise Archer and Julie Moote Department of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College London. Download the report here. The ASPIRES 2 project draws on data collected from 13,421 Year 11 students (aged 15-16) collected from 296 state secondary schools and 44 independent secondary schools. The survey explored the young people’s opinions and experiences of […]

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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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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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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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