Research & Surveys

ASTI regularly carries out research about matters relating to education and teachers' working conditions.

Read results of previous research and surveys here.

Survey of Recently Qualified Teachers - April, 2017 (ASTI and REDC)

18 August 2017

ASTI Research & Surveys - 1524kb PDF

Survey of Recently Qualified Teachers - April, 2017 (ASTI and REDC)

Teacher Welfare: Rights and Responsibilities - What you need to know

18 August 2017

ASTI Research & Surveys - 836kb PDF

Teacher Welfare: Rights and Responsibilities - What you need to know

Impact of austerity measures on teachers’ work and student well-being services

18 August 2016

ASTI Research & Surveys - 2238kb PDF

A 2016 survey which has found that a moratorium on school middle-management posts are undermining student pastoral care structures and mental health supports.

Capacity of schools to implement the Framework for Junior Cycle

18 August 2015

ASTI Research & Surveys - 5221kb PDF

A 2015 survey carried out by Millward Brown on behalf of the ASTI to obtain a picture of second-level schools' capacity for curriculum and policy reforms and the implementation changes.

Impact of education cuts and increased demands on the capacity of schools

18 August 2014

ASTI Research & Surveys - 1185kb PDF

A 2014 survey carried out by Millward Brown on behalf of the ASTI to understand how education cuts and increased demands on schools are impacting on teachers and on the capacity of schools to implement the Framework for Junior Cycle.

Impact of cutbacks on second-level schools 2013

18 August 2013

ASTI Research & Surveys - 2967kb PDF

ASTI survey of principals on the impact of cutbacks on second-level schools.

Teachers Voice

18 August 2013

ASTI Research & Surveys - 1491kb PDF

A report of ASTI Consultation with Teachers on the Junior Cycle Reform Document 'A Framework for Junior Cycle'.

Why Education Matters - The importance of education to Ireland’s economy and society

18 August 2013

ASTI Research & Surveys - 2967kb PDF

We asked a range of influential figures in education, social policy, industry and the arts to offer their analysis of the important questions for Irish second-level education today. National and international figures reflect on how education policy can impact on wider concerns such as economic growth, equality, innovation, and health.

Survey of principals - impact of austerity

18 August 2012

ASTI Research & Surveys - 987kb PDF

In April 2012, the ASTI published results of a survey of principals which examined the impact austerity has had on second-level schools and on young people's education. The research found that education cutbacks have forced schools to drop subjects, amalgamate classes and lose teachers.

Survey of newly qualified teachers

18 August 2011

ASTI Research & Surveys - 494kb PDF

In April 2011, the ASTI published results of a survey of PGDE students due to graduate in 2011. The research found that despite a strong commitment to the teaching profession, the majority of teaching graduates are pessimistic about their career and are angry about the inferior conditions imposed upon them.