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Careers 2020 research summary


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Summary of Career2020 research so far for LSIS conference.

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Careers 2020 research summary

  1. 1. Careers2020 - implications for FE andskills practitionersLSIS: Engaging with Employability and CareerDevelopment7th March 2013Louis Coiffait, Head of Research@LouisMMCoiffaitThe Pearson Think
  2. 2. The Pearson Think Tank Independent think tank focused on education access and quality Ongoing programme of research and thought-leadership e.g.  The Academies Commission (with the RSA)  Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education  Blue Skies, on the future of higher education  Rational Numbers: Maths to 18?, on compulsory maths Ongoing policy intelligence, analysis and comment e.g. Policy Watch Participate in key education debates, provide a platform for ideas All of our content and activities are free
  3. 3. The Careers 2020 projectScoping out how young people can best be supported to plan for,and progress into, their futures.
  4. 4. Phase one (published)Mapping existing knowledge and evidenceThe first phase of the project, conductedwith iCeGs, features an evidence-basedreview of careers work covering recenthistory, the current situation, a menu ofpossible options for schools, andrecommendations for how careers workcan be strategically integrated acrosseverything schools do, including thecurriculum.
  5. 5. Phase one (published)Mapping existing knowledge and evidenceWhole-school strategic priority?Curriculum-led?Supported?Monitored?
  6. 6. Phase two (currently writing up)Comparing recent activity with future plansThe next phase surveyed a nationally representative sample ofthose involved in school based careers activitiesExplore which careers activities recently took place in schools andwhich they are planning to deliver in the future.How has provision changed over three time periods?-Previous years-Last academic year (2011/12)-This academic year (2012/13Which activities are being delivered? (building on the ‘menu’).What age groups is careers being delivered to?What partners are schools working with?
  7. 7. Phase two (currently writing up)Comparing recent activity with future plansHoping to publish by May but a few early findings below…Overall a very mixed picture – a careers postcode lottery?Non-selective state school respondents relatively negative / hit hardA few areas where school-based activity has increased……but in more cases there is a decline in activity this academic yearAmong the hardest-hit activities were; careers-related resources work experience (unsurprisingly given recent policy direction) Face to face careers guidance (lack of funding, support orgs or time)Scope to do more with younger learners and after GCSEsRespondents were very confident schools could provide impartialadvice
  8. 8. Phase threeNew thinking about the future of careersThe final phase aims to work with different stakeholder groups to co-create innovative new ideas about the long-term future of careers work.Asking questions such as… What are the objectives? How could they be achieved? What are the different models and actors? What is the role of technology? What are the economic and social costs of poor careers services? What lessons can we learn from other sectors or countries?
  9. 9. Thank you!Find out more about the project, add yourown comments and sign up for occasionalemail updates on our website.You can also use the #Careers2020 hashtag …any questions?
  10. 10. Thank you!Find out more about the project, add yourown comments and sign up for occasionalemail updates on our website.You can also use the #Careers2020 hashtag …any questions?