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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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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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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August 7, 2015

The implications of labour market change for schools and colleges

August 7, 2015

12.15 – 13.30 Westminster, Central London. Speaker: Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) Anthony Mann (Education and Employers) spoke on the implications of labour market change for schools and colleges, presenting findings from a collaborative project with Professor Prue Huddleston (University of Warwick).  The presentation drew on interviews with eight leading international commentators on structural labour […]

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May 19, 2014

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premia, NEET Outcomes and Career Confidence

May 19, 2014

By Christian Percy and Anthony Mann In Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence (Routledge, 2014) eds. Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. This paper investigates the claim that greater experience of the world of work while studying at school, should also confer benefits in accessing and successfully participating in employment later. This logic […]

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May 19, 2014

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence

May 19, 2014

Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer (London: Routledge, 2014) The first collection of research essays on the subject of employer engagement in education, the book features 17 essays overwhelmingly drawn from papers presented at Taskforce seminars and conferences. “This important book takes the first step in field building – pulling together what […]

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September 26, 2013

Young People’s Backgrounds, Aspirations and Outcomes: Identifying Patterns, Seeking Explanation, Proposing Solutions

September 26, 2013

This seminar focused on the impact of social background and aspirations on employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: There has been a long-standing concern expressed by politicians, media outlets and social scientists with young people’s occupational aspirations, and particularly with the notion that low aspiration or lack of aspiration might be having a significant impact […]

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November 15, 2012

Building a Better “Pathways to Careers” System in the US

November 15, 2012

This seminar focused on the ‘Pathways to Careers’ programme in the US and related it to the situation in the UK. Abstract: This informal talk focused on the dilemmas and challenges of building a better system of pathways in the US that transition a wide range of young people into middle skill jobs. In the […]

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September 19, 2012

School to Work Transitions in a Liberal Economy

September 19, 2012

This seminar focused on the way in which school to work transitions can be successfully managed in the current economic climate. Abstract: All over Europe, headline figures for youth unemployment have been reaching record and deeply worrying levels. But how far is this a result of financial crisis and recession? And how far does it […]

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