Fulfilling its potential? How well does the careers information, advice and guidance serve the people it is meant to support in England?
This report examines school leavers and adult learners’ experiences of careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) in England. Drawing on focus groups with school leavers, adult learners and parents, plus discussions with experts and practitioners, it presents new evidence on the way that people engage with IAG. The report makes policy recommendations in order to increase the personalisation, accountability, and accessibility of IAG.
|Published:||01 April 2022|
|Author(s):||Niamh O Regan, Aveek Bhattacharya|
Signal failure: How can we get more value and less waste from our education system?
This paper discusses the issue of signalling in education – the possibility that some forms of education may do little directly to improve learners’ skills and effectiveness, but may be used primarily to demonstrate or ‘signal’ their pre-existing traits or ability.
|Published:||30 September 2021|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Chris Percy|
The education divide is about disrespect: why it matters and what graduates should do about it
Disrespect causes disruption – Decision-makers and people with influence urgently need to address the deficit in respect between graduates and those without a degree, recognising that the emphasis on high-level...
|Published:||21 September 2021|
|Author:||Rt Hon Stowell of Beeston|
A matter of perspective? Outlook inequality and its impact on young people
This report explores young people’s “outlook” in the UK, the role of outlook in shaping life outcomes, and how policy can respond in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Published:||07 July 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya|
Encouraging innovation and experimentation in Scottish schools
This briefing considers the existing obstacles to innovation and experimentation, and proposes some ways to develop a more dynamic, creative and inventive Scotland's school system.
|Published:||16 March 2021|
(Adult) education, education, education
This report explores the role that adult education does and could play in improving the labour market outcomes of low-income households. It draws on desk research, quantitative analysis and in-depth interviews with both participants and non-participants in adult education from low-income households, and provides a series of policy considerations
|Published:||12 November 2020|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Scott Corfe, Amy Norman|
A new safety net: guaranteeing jobs and training after the crisis
This briefing paper provides an overview of the case for Universal Job Guarantee, and why it should be harnessed in order to build and implement an effective social security system for life on the other side of our current crisis.
|Published:||10 May 2020|
|Author(s):||Kathryn Petrie, Jake Shepherd|
Work, education, skills and the 100-year life: How can policymakers ensure the workforce is ready for extreme longevity?
Longer careers raise important questions about the future of work and education in the UK – is our education system built for the 50-year career? Are workplaces and employers adopting age-friendly policies? This report focuses on the future of work, education and skills in the era of extreme longevity.
|Published:||02 March 2020|