A Stitch in Time looks at how to prevent children and young people becoming disengaged from learning. Almost one in ten 16-18 year olds are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET), and government efforts to bring this number down have met with limited success. This is because politicians have failed to recognise the extent to which this is the tip of the iceberg – many of these young people have had negative experiences of the education system that long predate their NEET status. The report looks at how to promote engagement with learning earlier on in the school system. It argues education policy has been too top-down over the last decade and that it should focus more on supporting charities and other organisations that work with children in this area rather than one-size-fits-all national initiatives.
This project is generously supported by the Private Equity Foundation.
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