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.

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CRESJ researchers evaluate major postgraduate investment

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2017

Drs. Paul Wakeling and Sally Hancock have been awarded funding to evaluate HEFCE's £50M Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015/16.

Government report highlights York Education sexual violence and 'lad culture' research

Posted on Monday 26 September 2016

Dr Vanita Sundaram’s research has been cited in the government’s new sexual harassment in schools report.

Conference presentations for PhD students

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

CRESJ research students have been busy sharing their research at international conferences

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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 run the MA in Global and International Citizenship Education. We will offer a new MA in Social Justice and Education from October 2016.

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