New report on the Home-School-Community Liaison Scheme in DEIS schools

The Home-School-Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme was established in 1990 in designated areas of disadvantage by the (then) Department of Education. Initially introduced as a pilot project, the scheme was extended several times, and in 2005 became available to all primary and post-primary schools that were participants in DEIS. The philosophy underpinning the scheme is theRead more…

Third report in ERC Research Series released

The third report in the ERC’s Research Series was released on June 27th 2018. The Research Series is designed to provide regular and accessible reports on aspects of the research carried out by the Centre. The new report is titled Inside the post-primary classroom: Mathematics and science teaching in Second Year, written by Aidan Clerkin,Read more…

Temporary positions available

Temporary positions available for the scoring of student responses on reading, mathematics and science assessments About the Positions In April, May and June 2018, the Educational Research Centre (ERC) will be involved in scoring student responses on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). PISA isRead more…

New review of the international literature on addressing educational disadvantage and of strategy in Ireland

The ERC publishes a new review of the international evidence on strategies identified as effective in addressing educational disadvantage, updating a similar review carried out by the Educational Research Centre in 2005 (Archer & Weir, 2005). The literature relating to each of six main strategies identified as effective in addressing educational disadvantage is summarised andRead more…