Professor Sue Maguire (Honorary Professor at the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath) gave a seminar on the 23rd of October, 2017 , as part of the University of Oxford’s Department of Education’s Public Seminar series. If “The Youth of the Country are the Trustees of Posterity” (Benjamin Disraeli, 1845), do we need to […]
The Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Economic Performance (SKOPE) at the Department of Education is awarding an ESRC collaborative doctoral studentship in one of the following areas: skills and their interaction with the labour market, work and the productive process; science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) instruction and use in the labour market; vocational education […]
Education and the Death of Human Capital? Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder and Sin Yi Cheung In Theodore W. Schultz’s Presidential Address to the American Economic Association (1960), he proclaimed that human capital would revolutionize Western capitalism and the fate of developing nations. He told his audience that labour should no longer be treated as a […]
Ewart Keep has posted a new blog on the ongoing apprenticeship reforms in England. In it, he explores a number of issues that are liable to prove critical to the success of the reform process, and reflects on the potential reaction of employers to the changes that are planned. The blog can be found here. […]
This paper, published in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy argues that where governments have long considered HE to be silver bullet for economic growth, there now needs to be a a more realistic approach that is considered. The paper calls for further consideration into alternative ways of preparing for entry into the labour market, and that […]
SKOPE has just published its latest research paper on skills utilisation. The Research paper, by Ewart Keep, is number 123 in the series and is entitled Improving Skills utilisation in the UK – some reflections on what, who and how? It tries to sum up what we know on the topic and to offer some […]
Dr Susan James Relly and Prof Ewart Keep have contributed to a CIPD policy report entitled ‘Where next for Apprenticeships?’ (ed. Tess Lanning). This collection of essays brings together academic, experts and key stakeholders to explore the policies and practices needed to improve the quantity and quality of apprenticeship. Dr James Relly and Prof Keep’s contribution (Section […]
You can register for the event online through the link below or by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please find a proposed timetable for the event below: 10:00AM – 10:30AM Registration and Coffee 10:30AM – 10:35AM Welcome and Introduction Ewart Keep, Director of SKOPE, University of Oxford 10:35AM – 10:40AM Acknowledgements Dina Kuhlee, Carl von Ossietzky […]
In a Guardian opinion piece titled ‘What the great degree rip-off means for graduates: low pay and high debt’, Adita Chakrabortty highlights a CIPD report by Prof. Ken Mayhew and Dr. Craig Holmes on the overqualifications and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market. The CIPD report by them can be found here.
In this short paper, the complexity of progression pathways in the development of workforce development within organizations is developed. The paper can be found here.