Learning to be employable: practical lessons from research into developing character


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Author: Lucas, Bill; Hanson, Janet


This report highlights the importance of the employability of young people in the UK to both economic and social prosperity and draws attention to the views of employers and the Office for Standards in Education (England) (Ofsted) that young people are still not ready for work when they emerge from the education system. Recently it has been recognised in schools that character, as well as examination results, has a significant role to play in shaping young people's life chances. By character the authors mean those attributes often called 'soft skills', 'non-cognitive skills' or '21st...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Youth

Keywords: Employability; Skill needs; Transferable skill; Generic skills; Interpersonal competence; Pedagogics; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: City and Guilds, 2016

Physical description: 91 p. (report) + 13 p. (summary)

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ISBN: 9780851933665 (summary); 9780851933658 (report)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 123.894

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