education to work


Anonymous | 416 Posts

8 Oct, 2013 18:20

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous | 416 Posts

    8 Oct, 2013 18:23

    Michelle's contribution helpfully presents the role of a careers expert able to advice and work with young people, support employers designing and developing careers interventions and helping schools to plan, deliver and evaluate career learning for all their students.

  • Honestly, I am of the mind-set that whatsoever can be done to drastically reduce the curriculum used in schools should be done. If it cannot be done, then a complete overhaul on the curriculum is essential!

    The weight of my daughter's school bag is worrisome.

    These kids are 'pumped' with so much information/knowledge, I wonder if all is relevant even to where they are heading!

    I am not the one going to school, but I have had to stay up late with her, just so I don't feel bad. Why? She needs to finish her homework or she gets into 'trouble'!

    Please, no more adding to the curriculum or a complete overhaul!

    Ireland, may not be changing curriculum yet, but has taken a step forward towards the right direction by eliminating Year 3 summer examinations starting from 2015.

  • Martyn Sloman

    | 59 Posts

    Chartered Fellow

    18 Oct, 2013 16:26

    Of course we need more effective careers guidance, but this will do little to address the underlying problem.  Demand deficiency and structural changes in the economy mean that there is a chronic, endemic and continuing shortage of jobs for young people.  Promotional campaigns, however well intentioned, will make little difference while this situation prevails.

  • I honestly think that the current school curriculum should be re-examined to address the modern trends and society urgent social and developmental inadequacies.

  • Martyn Sloman

    | 59 Posts

    Chartered Fellow

    31 Oct, 2013 06:31

    Better career guidance would be helpful but does not address the fundamental problem of insufficient jobs.  Youth unemployment remains just below the one million mark, with 958,000 unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, down by 1,000 over the quarter.  There is no visible prospect of improvement.

    Please sign my petition - Reduce Youth Unemployment: Change the Companies Act


  • Blinky

    | 1 Posts

    CIPD Staff

    5 Nov, 2013 09:45

    Excellent, well thought out article.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous | 416 Posts

    25 Nov, 2013 10:52

    Sir Ken Robinson and probably many others have been saying for years that the education contract has been flawed. Not just standards and the literacy/numeracy issue but being ready for work. Probably because of these austere times the cause of the problem is now being identified with ears that are more receptive than in the past. However the solution isn't more of the same that worked 20 years ago, it needs fresh eyes. Behavioural change will struggle with a solution based purely on transferring knowledge.  

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