Research & Surveys

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

Read results of previous research and surveys here.

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.

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.

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.