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



Front Cover of source book School Subject Choices and Social Class Differences in Entry to Higher Education — Comparing Scotland and Ireland
December 6, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Markus Klein, Cristina Iannelli , Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Front cover of Report Entry to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education
November 10, 2016

Authors: Merike Darmody, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Insights into the Prevalence of Special Educational Needs
October 12, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Selina McCoy, Joanne Banks , Michael Shevlin
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Inequalities from the Start? Children’s Integration into Primary School
October 12, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Curriculum Differentiation and Social Inequality in Higher Education Entry in Scotland and Ireland
August 28, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Cristina Iannelli, Emer Smyth , Markus Klein
Research Area: Education


Front cover of Students' Experiences and Perspectives on Secondary Education Students’ Experiences and Perspectives on Secondary Education: Institutions, Transitions and Policy
August 19, 2016

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


The Home-School Interface in Religious and Moral Formation: the Irish Case
August 2, 2016 | Journal Article

Authors: Merike Darmody, Maureen Lyons , Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Parental Educational Expectations of Children with Disabilities
May 12, 2016 | ESRI Research Series

Authors: Joanne Banks, Bertrand Maître , Selina McCoy , Dorothy Watson
Research Area: Children and Young People | Education


Front cover of Droichead report Review of the Droichead Teacher Induction Pilot Programme
March 2, 2016

Authors: Emer Smyth, Paul Conway , Aisling Leavy , Merike Darmody , Joanne Banks , Dorothy Watson
Research Area: Education


front cover of book What Predicts Disaffection in Irish Primary Schools?
February 5, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Merike Darmody, Maeve Thornton
Research Area: Education


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