Measuring soft outcomes and distance travelled: a review of current practice


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Institute for Employment Studies (Great Britain) (IES); Great Britain. Department for Education and Employment (DfEE)


This report presents the findings from a study commissioned by the European Social Fund (ESF) to develop a model for measuring 'distance travelled' under ESF supported projects and to identify tools for measuring individual employability gains with a view to developing proposals for monitoring 'soft' indicators at the national level. A review of existing literature which incorporated a survey of ESF-funded projects provided the basis of the information which was then used to design and develop a model to measure 'distance travelled'. Definitions of the terms 'soft outcomes', 'soft...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Research; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Employability; Research project; Key competency; Measurement; Training

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: Nottingham, England: DfEE Publications, 2000

Physical description: 26 + 22 p. (report) + 4 p. (brief)

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Series: Research report; no. 219

ISBN: 1841853437

Statement of responsibility: Sara Dewson, Jude Eccles, Nii Djan Tackey, Annabel Jackson and Institute for Employment Studies

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 65.339

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