Education

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 relationship between the use of digital technologies and children’s educational and social outcomes. Current research also includes an exploration of the potential for the use of digital technologies in teacher education and an assessment of the impact of the revised Leaving Certificate grading scheme. Education researchers are also actively involved in international collaborations, including the European Commission Expert Group on Graduate Tracking and the DG EAC Network of Independent Experts in Education and Training.


Main Publications in Education Research Area


Other Misc. Outputs



A case for using swivl for digital observation in an online or blended learning environment
November 29, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Selina McCoy, Aoife Lynam , Mary Kelly
Research Area: Education


front cover of JA201804 The role of principals in creating inclusive school environments: insights from community national schools in Ireland
September 30, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Daniel Faas, Aimee Smith , Merike Darmody
Research Area: Education


Cover of Journal of Research in Childhood Education Children’s agency in multi-belief settings: The case of community national schools in Ireland
September 5, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Daniel Faas, Aimee Smith , Merike Darmody
Research Area: Education


Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective cover Widening access to higher education: balancing supply and demand in Ireland
July 12, 2018 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


The transition to primary education: insights from the Growing Up in Ireland Study
May 30, 2018

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


front cover of CB201803 Educational inequality: is ‘free education’ enough?
May 15, 2018 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


front cover of CB201802 Immigrant student achievement and educational policy in Ireland
March 29, 2018 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Merike Darmody, Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


front cover of JA201827 Between ethos and practice: Are Ireland’s new multi-denominational primary schools equal and inclusive?
February 28, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Daniel Faas, Aimee Smith , Merike Darmody
Research Area: Education


front cover of RB201806 Segregation in an era of inclusion? The role of special classes in Irish mainstream schools
February 13, 2018 | ESRI Research Bulletin

Authors: Joanne Banks, Selina McCoy
Research Area: Education


front cover of JA201806 Working at a different level? Curriculum differentiation in Irish lower secondary education
February 12, 2018 | Journal Article

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


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