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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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 at CiCea

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Professor Ian Davies was a key note speaker at the 21st annual Children's Identity & Citizenship European Association (CiCea) conference held in Prague, 9-11 May 2019.

Congratulations to our CRESJ PhD students

Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019

Our Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ) student, Joyce Vuban successfully defended her PhD thesis and met the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Education.

Study shows how school textbooks in Germany and England present Europe in different ways

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019

When it comes to views about Europe, it’s well known that Germany and England differ sharply. Research after the Brexit vote shows that 68% of Germans are in favour of the European Union and only 11% would support withdrawal. Compare this with 54% of UK respondents who are favourable to the EU.

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