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Projects completed in 2002

MODELLING THE POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS OF GRADUATION IN 16 YEAR OLDS IN THREE GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS

Researchers: Geoff Lindsay, Sue Band, Emma Phillips, CEDAR; together with Malcolm Maguire and Ann Green, Institute for Employment Research; Prue Huddleston, Debra Costley, Craig Grewcock and Malcolm Hoare, Centre for Education and Industry; and Anne Sinclair Taylor, Institute of Education

This project, directed by Professor Geoff Lindsay and Malcolm Maguire examined one of the initiatives being considered under the government's social inclusion agenda. Graduation had been conceptualised as a process for all young people 16 - 18 years of age. It would comprise a record of success across a number of domains, including GCSEs, key skills and other skills developed from work, leisure, voluntary body involvement and the like. It was intended to encompass all young people.

This project examined the views of young people themselves, and of education and training providers in the three areas of the country. Data were derived from Careers Services, surveys and individual interviews. The project involved a team from CEDAR, and two other research centres at Warwick, CIE and IER.

The DfES is intending to publish the report during the summer 2002. In the interim, the report is available direct from CEDAR, price £10 (incl p & p).

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