Department of Education
Leader: Professor Vanita Sundaram
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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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.
Posted on Monday 12 December 2022
Researchers in the Department's Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice have released three reports in recent weeks focusing on inequality in different aspects of higher education.
Posted on Monday 10 October 2022
Research by CRESJ's Dr Daniel McArthur and Dr Katharina Hecht, of Northeastern University in Boston, has shown that class background remains a barrier to accessing opportunities in later life, even among those who are successful.
Posted on Friday 4 March 2022
Lessons on grammar are a key feature of the national curriculum taught in England’s primary schools, but they don’t appear to help children to learn to write, new research reveals.