Date: February 28th 2019
Venue: Room 2.03 Charteris Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
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 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.
The event includes presentations from a training provider and from the Convenor of The Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Youth Parliament.
We will conclude by having what we hope will be a lively discussion, bringing everything discussed together.
This event will be of interest to practitioners and policy-makers working in the field of youth transitions, adult education, employability and lifelong learning.
Click the following links to download:
- CREID Briefing 38: An overview of provision in Scotland in seven types of education for adults
- CREID Briefing 41: Post-School Education for Marginalised Young People: Evidence from Scotland
Tea and Coffee available from 09.30am
10.00am Welcome (Professor Sheila Riddell, Director of CREID, Co-Investigator of the ENLIVEN project)
10.05am Introduction of the ENLIVEN project (Dr Ellen Boeren, Deputy Director of CREID, Principal Investigator of the ENLIVEN project)
10.15am Post-school transition programmes for young people on the margins – evidence from Scotland (Alan Mackie ─ Research Associate, CREID, University of Edinburgh)
10.45am Tea and Coffee
11.05am Delivering the Activity Agreement in East Lothian (Karen Brown ─ Activity Agreement Implementation Officer, East Lothian Council)
11.20am No wrong path (Chris Costello ─ MSYP / Deputy Convenor of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee, The Scottish Youth Parliament)
11.35am Group Discussion and Feedback
12.30pm Wrap up