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



Rising Wage Inequality, Returns to Education and Labour Market Institutions: Evidence from Ireland
March 1, 1999 | Journal Article

Authors: Alan Barrett, Tim Callan , Brian Nolan
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


Educational Inequality in Ireland, North and South
January 1, 1999 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Richard Breen, Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Do Schools Differ? Academic and Personal Development among Pupils in the Second-Level Sector
January 1, 1999 | General Research Series

Authors: Emer Smyth
Research Area: Education


Education and the Celtic Tiger
December 31, 1998 | Journal Article

Authors: John FitzGerald
Research Area: Education


Investment in Education: Educational Qualifications and Class of Entry in the Republic of Ireland
January 1, 1998 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Richard Breen, Christopher T Whelan
Research Area: Education | Social Inclusion and Equality


Towards a Rate of Return on Training: assessing the research on the benefits of employer-provided training
January 1, 1998 | Journal Article

Authors: Alan Barrett, B Hovels
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


Trading Qualifications for Jobs: Overeducation and the Irish Youth Labour Market
January 1, 1998 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan, B MCCabe , Selina McCoy
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


The Educational Revolution and Demographic Change
April 1, 1997 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Tony Fahey, John FitzGerald
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography


Front cover of book Coeducation and Gender Equality: Exam Performance, Stress and Personal Development
January 1, 1996 | General Research Series

Authors: Damian Hannan, Emer Smyth , J McCullagh , R O'Leary , D McMahon
Research Area: Education | Migration, Integration and Demography


Enterprise-Related Training and State Policy in Ireland: The Training Support Scheme
May 1, 1995 | Policy Research Series

Authors: Philip J O'Connell, Maureen Lyons
Research Area: Education | Labour Markets and Skills


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