Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

[ENLIVEN dissemination] Post-School Education and Training for Young People on the Social Margins: Evidence from Scotland (28 Feb 2019)

Synopsis of Event

The Scottish Government is committed to improving post-school provision for young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, who are more likely to leave school with few or no qualifications. Poor educational outcomes are likely to have negative effects on employment outcomes and many other aspects of later life.

So, what is being done and how effective are new Scottish initiatives?

At this event we reported on our own research in Scotland. We were focusing on the experiences and outcomes of young people in two skills development programmes, one delivered by a college and one by a local council.

The event included presentations from a training provider and from the Convenor of The Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Youth Parliament.

We concluded by having what we hope will be a lively discussion, bringing everything discussed together.

This event was of interest to practitioners and policy-makers working in the field of youth transitions, adult education, employability and lifelong learning.

For enquiries, please contact Grace Kong at creid-education@ed.ac.uk.

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Summary of the event

Programme

Tea and Coffee available from 09.30am

10.00

Welcome

(Professor Sheila Riddell, Director of CREID, Co-Investigator of the ENLIVEN project)

10.05

Introduction of the ENLIVEN project

(Dr Ellen Boeren, Deputy Director of CREID, Principal Investigator of the ENLIVEN project)

10.15

Post-school transition programmes for young people on the margins – evidence from Scotland

(Alan Mackie ─ Research Associate, CREID, University of Edinburgh)

10.35 Q&A
10.45 Tea and Coffee
11.05

Delivering the Activity Agreement in East Lothian

(Karen Brown ─ Activity Agreement Implementation Officer, East Lothian Council)

11.20 No wrong path (Chris Costello ─ MSYP / Deputy Convenor of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee, The Scottish Youth Parliament)
11.35 Group Discussion and Feedback
12.30 Wrap up

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Feb 28 2019 -

[ENLIVEN dissemination] Post-School Education and Training for Young People on the Social Margins: Evidence from Scotland (28 Feb 2019)

At this event we report on our own research in Scotland. We are focusing on the experiences and outcomes of young people in two skills development programmes, one delivered by a college and one by a local council.

Room 2.03, Charteris Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh