The point of partnership: understanding employer engagement in education
University of Warwick, Friday 15 October 2010
The inaugural research conference sponsored by the Education and Employers Taskforce seeks to address key questions as part of its remit to better understand employer engagement with education. Papers are encouraged from researchers and analysts based in universities and elsewhere from a wide range of disciplines including education policy, economics, human resource management and anthropology using qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
To help disseminate results, the Taskforce is in discussion with the Journal of Education and Work which is considering dedication of a special edition of the journal to the conference.
Keynote speakers:Chris Humphries, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills; Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath, Editor of the Journal of Education and Work
Key topics: Work-related learning across key stages one to five across the curriculum, work experience, pupil mentoring, modern foreign language acquisition, STEM, employee governors, Diplomas, Young Apprenticeships, literacy and numeracy support, learning materials, enterprise education.
A 300-500 word abstract should be submitted by June 7th 2010
Delegate information: The conference fee is £80 (unwaged, including postgraduate rate £20)
For more information and to register: Visit www.educationandemployers.org/researchconference
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