Education

Research in this area addresses policy issues critical to achieving greater equality of educational outcomes in Ireland and improving the experience of students, teachers, principals and other stakeholders across the education system. Education issues have long been a focus of ESRI research, producing diverse multi-disciplinary studies to equip policymakers with critical analysis of key challenges in the sector. Recent years have seen a focus on placing the student voice at the centre of the research, providing important insights into the experiences of students within and across the school system, their reflections on choices made and their post-school pathways.

In collaboration with researchers in Communications and Transport, current research is examining the rollout of high-speed broadband to second-level schools, the role of ICT in teaching and learning and the relationship between the use of ICT in primary and second-level schools and educational and social outcomes. Current research also includes an evaluation of the Post-Leaving-Certificate programme, the role of special classes in primary and second-level schools, children’s integration into primary education and young people’s participation in cultural activities.


Main Publications in Education Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



The Changing Faces of Ireland: Exploring the Lives of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children
April 7, 2011

Editors: Merike Darmody
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Religious Diversity and Schooling in Ireland
April 7, 2011 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography


Barriers to School Involvement: Immigrant Parents in Ireland
April 7, 2011 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Merike Darmody, Selina McCoy
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography


Higher Education Expansion and Differentiation in the Republic of Ireland
March 31, 2011 | Journal Article

Authors: Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Behind the Scenes? A Study of Parental Involvement in Post-Primary Education
January 13, 2011

Authors: Delma Byrne, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Progression in Higher Education: The Value of Multi-Variate Analysis
January 11, 2011 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Selina McCoy, Delma Byrne
Research Area: Education


Cultural Differences in Parenting Practices
January 11, 2011 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Aisling Murray
Research Area: Education


Religious Education in a Multicultural Society: School and Home in Comparative Context
December 31, 2010

Authors: Emer Smyth, Merike Darmody , Sheila Riddell , Gillean McCluskey , Elisabet Weedon , Michalis Kakos ...
Research Area: Education


Non-Progression among Higher Education New Entrants: a Multivariate Analysis
October 28, 2010 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Delma Byrne
Research Area: Education


Designing Primary Schools for the Future
October 15, 2010 | ESRI Research Series

Authors: Merike Darmody, Emer Smyth , Cliona Doherty
Research Area: Education


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