Education research and expertise

Research and expertise

Research is central to everything we do. Our ambition is to be a centre for excellence in educational research, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and facilitating education for all.

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Webinar: Postgraduate Research

Join our webinar to find out more about studying for a PhD or EdD in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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REACH (REAding for CompreHension) Primary

The REACH Primary project, funded by the EEF, is an educational trial designed to improve the reading skills of Year 3 pupils through individual support delivered by trained Teaching Assistants.

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The early take-up of Core Mathematics: Successes and Challenges

The Core Maths project investigates how provision of this new post-16 mathematics qualification is developing across England, including why it is succeeding in certain institutions but not in others.

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Our research

Research is central to all of our work within the School of Education. Our ambition is to be a centre for excellence in educational research. We hope to foster a culture of lifelong learning – facilitating the education of the next generation of global citizens and helping individuals to reach their potential, work towards meeting global challenges, and bring about a more inclusive and just society.

We conduct world-leading, impact-led research in the areas of: language education; applied linguistics and approaches to language analysis; childhood and youth studies; inclusive education and social justice; science and maths education; educational policy and curriculum enactment; and digital education.

Our research is organised around four research centres whose staff deliver teaching and supervision to our students at all levels, and which include a large and active community of postgraduate researchers.

Our world-leading research is organised into four research centres, led by staff who are experts in their respective fields.

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Find out more about current and past research projects within the School of Education.

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Our research helps to improve the lives and learning of children, young people and families in UK, European and global contexts.

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Our staff and postgraduate researchers are dedicated to having a positive impact on society through their work, research and teaching.

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We are committed to supporting and developing our researchers at all stages of their career.

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The School welcomes visiting scholars from other institutions around the world wishing to pursue their professional interests in a dynamic academic environment.

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Join our postgraduate research community and pursue your passion with the support of our expert academics. Learn more about PhD and EdD research options.

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Find out what our postgraduate researchers think about our their experiences at Leeds and how their careers are developing.

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