Research & Surveys

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

Read results of previous research and surveys here.

Junior Cycle Science Survey

18 August 2010

ASTI Research & Surveys - 2664kb PDF

In April 2010 the ASTI published the results of research assessing Junior Certificate science in Irish schools. The research looked at how cutbacks in education funding are affecting the provsion of science subjects in schools and sought feedback on science teaching facilities and barriers to teaching and learning of science.

Shifting the Burden

18 August 2010

ASTI Research & Surveys - 228kb PDF

An ICTU publication detailing 'Why the Government wants to load the cost of the collapse onto the less well off and why their plan will just make things worse'.

What Price Education - one year on

18 August 2010

ASTI Research & Surveys - 173kb PDF

In March 2010 the ASTI undertook follow up research into the impact of budget cutbacks on second-level schools. This study updated case study research published the previous year to find out how budget measures were impacting on schools one year on.

What Price Education?

18 August 2009

ASTI Research & Surveys - 5204kb PDF

In March 2009, the ASTI undertook research into the impact of Budget '09 on second-level schools in Ireland. The research revealed that cutbacks made in the budget would have significant detrimental effects on staffing levels, availability of subjects and programmes, school finances and the school community.