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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Research seminar by Dr. Andrew Mycock, University of Huddersfield

A research seminar from guest speaker Dr Andrew Mycock. Dr Mycock's current research focuses on the development of active citizenship and democratic participation of young people in the UK and he has published widely on issues of youth citizenship and government youth initiatives such as National Citizen Service. He is a Reader in the Department of Politics at the University of Huddersfield.

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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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Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities Conference

Posted on Friday 9 February 2018

Funded by the Leverhulme trust, CRESJ at The University of York has been a network institution for a project surrounding: Youth Activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces.From this, an upcoming conference has emerged that we would be delighted to invite you to "Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities."

USV React: Free One Day conference about Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence in Universities

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

CRESJ members will host a one day conference supporting victims of sexual violence in universities on Tuesday 27th February 2018

Dr Clémentine Beauvais launches The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature

Posted on Monday 22 January 2018

The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature, co-edited by Clémentine Beauvais (Lecturer in English in Education at York) and Professor Maria Nikolajeva, of the University of Cambridge

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