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CVER Research Paper
Vocational vs. General Education and Employment over the Life-Cycle: New Evidence from PIAAC
Franziska Hampf and Ludger Woessmann November 2016
Paper No' CVERDP003:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; employment; life-cycle; piaac
CVER Research Paper
Labour Market Returns to Vocational Qualifications in the Labour Force Survey
Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris
October 2016
Paper No' CVERDP002:
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Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market
CVER Research Paper
Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications
Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura July 2016
Paper No' CVERDP001:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeships; progression routes
Friday 28 October 2016

The Times Educational Supplement - TES: 'The pen is mightier than the computer for learning'

Pupils make substantially more progress in literacy if they follow a pen-and-paper course than if they take a similar programme online, new research has found. Researchers working with pupils in 51 primary schools found that those following a paper-based literacy programme made 50 per cent more progress than those doing an identical course on a computer. ... Dr Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, an education researcher at the London School of Economics, who carried out the study for the Education Endowment Foundation, believes that it is not the medium of instruction that makes the difference. Instead, it is the teaching that goes along with it. ''In general, research finds very mixed results about the use of technology in school,'' she said. "There are studies that haven't found very big effects from the use of ICT in learning.

This article was published by The Times Educational Supplement on October 28, 2016
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