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



Quality of Their Education: School Leavers’ Views of Educational Objectives and Outcomes
October 1, 1991 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan, Sally Shortall
Research Area: Education


Education, Employment And Training In The Youth Labour Market
June 1, 1991 | General Research Series

Authors: Richard Breen
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


Comprehensive Schooling in Ireland
November 1, 1989 | Broadsheet Series

Research Area: Education


Schooling Decisions: The Origins and Consequences of Selection and Streaming in Irish Post-Primary Schools
November 1, 1987 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan, Maura Boyle
Research Area: Education


Subject Availability and Student Performance in the Senior Cycle of Irish Post-Primary Schools
October 1, 1986 | General Research Series

Authors: Richard Breen
Research Area: Education


Equality of Opportunity in Irish Schools: A Reassessment
January 1, 1985 | Journal Article

Authors: Christopher T Whelan, Brendan Whelan

Education And The Labour Market: Work and Unemployment Among Recent Cohorts of Irish School Leavers
December 1, 1984 | General Research Series

Authors: Richard Breen
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


Irish Educational Policy: Past Performance and Future Prospects
November 1, 1984 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Richard Breen
Research Area: Education


Schooling and Sex Roles: Sex Differences in Subject Provision and Student Choice in Irish Post-Primary Schools
May 1, 1983 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan, Richard Breen , B Murray , Niamh Hardiman , Dorothy Watson
Research Area: Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


The Changing Social Structure of Ireland
January 1, 1982 | Journal Article

Authors: David Rottman, Philip J O'Connell
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills | Migration, Integration and Demography | Social Inclusion and Equality


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