Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Leader: Professor Ian Davies

The Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) undertakes multi-method research that explores social justice in education.


We pursue research regarding social justice and education in the UK and internationally. We investigate perceptions of fairness; differential rates of access and achievement that apply across individuals and social groups; and, explore learning and teaching.

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Teaching Shakespeare in Japanese & Korean Higher Education

This talk explores the teaching of Shakespeare in several East Asian nations, particularly its perception by educators as a means of teaching content and skills from citizenship education.


Institutional Coercion, Mimesis, and Normativity in Social Science Doctoral Funding Policy

Dr Richard Budd will present on his recent research on access to postgraduate education. He is associate director of the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA) and a Lecturer in Education Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He also contributes to a university-wide group looking at widening participation.

Study with us

We offer research degrees (PhD, MA by research) and we also offer our MA in Global and International Citizenship Education and our MA in Social Justice and Education.

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CRESJ Seminar Series: Discourses of discrimination towards Muslim children in school.

Posted on Monday 16 October 2017

Dr. Oakleigh Welply from Durham University will be delivering our next fantastic seminar in the CRESJ seminar series: "I'm not being offensive but...": Discourses of discrimination towards Muslim children in school.

'Super Global High School' visits York

Posted on Thursday 3 August 2017

Students and staff from Hyogo High School visited York in July to learn about global citizenship education.

CRESJ PhD student nominated as Volunteer of the Year

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017

Agata Lambrechts nominated for York Community Pride awards

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