Education Research Programme


The ESRC Education Research Programme 2021-26

We are committed to asking new questions about how research, policy and practice can come together to empower educators and create meaningful change.

Empowering educators across the UK: bringing research into conversation with education policy and practice

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Understanding the role of teachers and technology in schools

At the heart of the ESRC Education Programme are a cohort of nine research projects exploring two broad thematic areas in education:

The research projects are also exploring new ways of working in partnership on questions that matter in different parts of the UK. 

The programme encourages the wider education research community to join the debate on the forms such partnerships might most usefully take.  See the events and resources pages for more details of how to get involved.