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 PhD student nominated as Volunteer of the Year

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017

Agata Lambrechts nominated for York Community Pride awards

Hong Kong grant success

Posted on Friday 14 July 2017

Hong Kong research grant and honorary professorship for Professor Ian Davies

The impact of "impact"

Posted on Monday 10 July 2017

Does an emphasis on practical application devalue blue-sky thinking? Education PhD student, Jennifer Chubb examines attitudes.

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