London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Social Justice and Social Policy in Education

IPSE's main concern is with policies that frame the structure, delivery, practice and performance of education and the development of social justice at all education levels, in the UK and where appropriate in European and international settings. We have a strong commitment to research that supports the development of social justice in education, in terms of the teaching workforce, and pupils and students recruitment and attainment.

Our areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Impact of policies on pupils' retention and achievement
  • Government policies in relation to the teaching workforce, supply and retention of teachers
  • National and European citizenship educational policies
  • Policies for teaching and learning strategies in further and higher education
  • Government education policies and parental and community involvement in schools and in children's learning
  • Equal opportunity policies in schools
  • Links between education, employment and training policies
  • Impact of education and social inclusion policies on different groups, including those excluded because of disability, social class, ethnicity and refugee status
  • Supplementary Schools and Teachers

Research Projects

IPSE undertakes many funded projects and other activities within the field of social justice and social policy in education.



Contact for this theme

Alistair Ross:


General IPSE contact


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