A new report, published today (15th July) by the ESRI and the NCCA, looks at children’s wellbeing from their own point of view – their happiness, how they are getting on with schoolwork, whether they feel anxious, how popular they are, how they feel about their appearance and behaviour.
Wellbeing and School Experiences among 9 and 13 Year Olds, by Emer Smyth (ESRI), draws on the large-scale Growing Up in Ireland survey to look at how individual, classroom and school factors shape these aspects of self-image at 9 and 13 years of age. This study was commissioned by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), so that the voices of children and young people who experience curriculum first-hand can contribute to its development.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.