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  • Blog
  • 11th May 2021

Chômage des jeunes: repenser l’accompagnement pour aider les jeunes à prendre leur parcours professionnel en main

Après des années de réduction constante, les progrès faits en France sur le chômage des jeunes sont à nouveau menacés, cette fois par la pandémie de Covid-19

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 11th May 2021

Youth unemployment in France: rethinking support to help young people plan their way into work

After years of steady reductions in joblessness, France’s progress on youth unemployment is threatened anew - this time by the COVID-19 pandemic

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 16th Mar 2021

Household factors and girls’ aspirations for male-dominated STEM degrees and careers

This research project investigated why girls are less likely than boys to choose STEM subjects (such as engineering, physics and maths) at university. 

  • Blog
  • 10th Feb 2021

Seeing is believing, even through a screen.

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science it is worth remembering that ‘seeing is believing’ - a principle Iris Bohnet highlights in her book What Works: Gender Equality by Design. When we have a preconceived idea that a career is dominated by men, seeing a real-world example…

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2021

Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?

En 2018, visitamos escuelas secundarias en Guatemala con nuestros excelentes socios en el Ministerio de Educación de Guatemala (MINEDUC). Tratábamos de entender por qué solamente el 32 % de los estudiantes de secundaria aprueban el examen nacional estandarizado de comprensión de lectura y solo el 10 % aprueban el examen…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2021

Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?

In 2018, we visited high schools across Guatemala with our excellent partners in the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC). We were trying to understand why only 32% of high-school students pass the national standardised exam in reading comprehension and only 10% pass the exam in Maths. Here's what we found.

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 27th Jan 2021

Skills for jobs

In 2020, the redundancy rate in the UK reached a record high, with low skilled workers, women, and young people among the worst affected. The pandemic has revealed fault lines in economic inequalities and investment in skills and lifelong learning is key to addressing this issue. That is why we…

  • Blog
  • 12th Jan 2021

What schools and colleges can do for their students’ mental wellbeing during the pandemic

With time and resources stretched, and a new lockdown moving us back to remote learning, what can schools and colleges actually do to support student wellbeing? Over the past six months, we’ve teamed up with the Sixth Form Colleges Association to answer this question. Our new guide for mental wellbeing in…

  • Report
  • 12th Jan 2021

Supporting students through the pandemic

What can schools and colleges actually do to support student wellbeing? Over the past six months, we’ve teamed up with the Sixth Form Colleges Association to answer this question. Our new guide for mental wellbeing in sixth form colleges suggests 12 strategies that colleges could try.

  • Report
  • 9th Nov 2020

Improving school management in Guatemala with ‘rules of thumb’

BIT completed a project with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to improve school management and student attainment in high schools in Guatemala.