Researchers in CRESJ are actively engaged in a range of projects connected to our research themes. Details of current and recent projects are listed below.
Our research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Esmee Fairburn Foundation, the British Academy, the Society for Research into Higher Education, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Higher Education Academy.
This research compares the impact of teacher education programmes in Spain, England, Colombia and Pakistan on student teachers’ views and expected practices of global citizenship education.
A Jean Monnet Network has been established by CiCe (Children’s identity and citizenship in Europe).
This Leverhulme-funded project involves an international team exploring key ideas and issues about the ways in which young people participate in society and what implications that has for education.
Researchers in CRESJ have taken on an independent evaluation of the Realising Opportunities Programme.
This project will develop and evaluate ‘first response’ training programmes for university staff working with survivors of sexual violence.
This project explores the schooling experiences of young women, in particular, in relation to sex and relationships education and learning about gender and sexuality in school.
This project primarily uses critical discourse analysis to explore the ways in which discursive silences in the SRE curriculum function to re/produce normative and heterosexist expectations for gender and sexual behaviour and identities.
This project looks at the changing scientific, cultural and educational discourses surrounding child precocity since the early 20th century.
This project explores the experiences of undergraduate students involved in a living-learning community at university
This project explores how intercultural activities at university can facilitate engagement between 'home' and international students
Research is exploring the interconnections between citizenship education and participation in drama in both countries.
A project which examines Shakespeare in higher education in the region.
Using data from the BBC's Great British Class Survey, this project investigates the association between attending particular universities and social and economic outcomes.
CRESJ researchers are leading the research element of a £2.9M project funded under HEFCE's Postgraduate Support Scheme, looking at the barriers to and motivations for entering postgraduate study.
Funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, this project explores the phenomenon of 'lad culture' in higher education from the staff perspective.
Professor Ian Davies is part of a group from seven countries working on comparative case studies of education about 'the nation'.
This project looks at the ways in which international volunteering placements affect (or not) the political engagement and attitudes of volunteers.
Through a comparative case study of the three countries, researchers are investigating how citizenship education is established and implemented and how teachers are prepared for this.
Paul Wakeling is conducting an analysis and evaluation of this £25 million scheme which is intended to increase and broaden participation in taught postgraduate study in England.
Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this project was a collaboration between CRESJ and the National Foundation for Educational Research which investigated community cohesion activities undertaken by schools and their impact on pupils.