• The Link between Employers and Schools

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on May 14, 2015
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    A research study of 301 employers and 98 educational establishments (78 schools and 20 colleges) in England provides vivid indications of patterns and trends illustrative of the types of interactions currently existing between schools and employers. Survey data were supplemented by in-depth interviews with career representatives in 12 schools/colleges selected from the survey sample. Additionally, six case studies were undertaken on […]
  • 6 Ways to Revitalize Employers’ Participation

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on February 3, 2015
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    “This research paper is edited and summarized the presentation paper  at the 3rd International Career Education Forum (ICEF) in Korea, 24th June 2014, by Dr. Lee, Ji-Yeon.  The purpose of this research paper is to explore ways to invigorate career exploration activities of students in Korea and share its findings at the ICEF.  The Free Learning semester system which aims […]
  • Career Coaching – Effects on Hope, Confidence, and Maturity

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on January 15, 2015
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    “The purpose of this study was to understand the influence of career coaching on career confidence, hope, and maturity with adults who are involved in community college courses, adult education, and workforce development programs. Participants were required to register and complete online assessments using the Indiana Career Explorer, powered by Kuder as well as take part in two virtual coaching sessions held […]
  • Harness History: The Legacy of Professor Tony Watts

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on January 14, 2015
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    This issue of the Journal of the National Institute for Career Educations and Counseling, highlights the work of Professor Tony Watts. It highlights the enormous contributions he has made from academic, policy, and practice perspectives. “As Tony retires from the career development field to move into the next phase of his career, it offers us an opportunity to learn from his experience. There […]
  • Behavioral Economics of Education

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on January 14, 2015
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    The economist, Philip Oreopoulos, was recently featured on the Freakonomics podcast.  Below is a link to a study he conducted entitled , “Behavioral Economics of Education Some Puzzles, Progress, and Possibilities” Outline 1. The puzzle of high returns to schooling 2. Why it’s difficult to explain puzzle with traditional investment model 3. Concepts from psychology and sociology that may help 4. Some […]
  • ROI: Economic Impact of a Better Educated & Trained Workforce

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on January 13, 2015
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    “The current sharp focus on deficit reduction in Washington, DC, and in state capitals around the country obscures the very real economic benefits U.S. society derives from its public investment in adult education and workforce development programs. It is important to keep in mind – especially during tough economic times – that a preemptive focus on adult education actually saves governments money […]
  • Why Attend IS2015? A Note From Liz Galashan…

    By harringtonb@kuder.com on January 12, 2015
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    Some personal thoughts on the ICCDPP International Symposia: The first international symposium on career development and public policy that I attended was in Sydney, Australia in 2006. I live and work in the north of Scotland and so why would I go to all the expense of travelling to the other side of the world to participate in a symposium? […]