Ewart Keep

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Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance, Oxford University
Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance, Oxford University

Ewart Keep is based at Department of Education, Oxford University.  His research interests include: lifelong learning policy, learning organisations, training for low paid workers, the design and management of education and training systems, employers’ attitudes towards skills and what shape these, recruitment and selection activity, how governments formulate skills policy, higher education policy and the nature of the linkages between skills and performance (broadly defined).  He is currently working on the role of recruitment and selection as a source of skills and the feedback signals that employers’ patterns of recruitment send to the learner; future research priorities in the field of E&T, and how English policy makers conceive of skills policy and its linkages to other policy domains. 

He is a member of the Scottish Funding Council/Skills Development Scotland joint Skills Committee, HEFCE’s Strategic Advisory Committee for Enterprise and Skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Policy Expert Group, and the Scottish Government’s Skill Utilisation Leadership Group.  He has provided advice and consultancy for the National Skills Task Force, DfES, DTI, DBIS, H M Treasury, the Cabinet Office, House of Commons and Scottish Parliament committees, the Welsh Employment and Skills Board, Skills Australia, and the governments of Queensland, New South Wales and New Zeeland.


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Professor Ewart Keep of the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, at Oxford University, looks at the findings of the Scottish Government-commissioned review of workplace policies, chaired by Jim Mather, which were published on August 13th. The publication of the Working Togethe... Read more
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Since the publication of our report Work, employment, skills and training: where next for Scotland? at the end of April, debate on these issues has been hotting up, not just in Scotland, but elsewhere in the UK.  By requiring the government to produce a comprehensive outline of policies to be adopte... Read more
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