ERIC Number: ED177733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Results of a Gallup Poll of Public Opinion in Canada about Public Involvement in Educational Decisions. CEA Task Force on Public Involvement in Educational Decisions. Report No. 1.
Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
This report gives the results, with commentary, of a recent Gallup Poll of public opinion commissioned by the Canadian Education Association. The poll reveals how Canadians feel about public involvement in educational decisions and what their general feelings and attitudes are about certain aspects of education today compared to when they were in school. As well as a regional breakdown (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Praries, British Columbia), the report shows responses by age, sex, occupation, mother tongue, community size, education, and income. This survey was conducted by inserting a series of 12 questions on public involvement into the Gallup Omnibus Poll for April 1979. In total, 2,033 adults who were 18 years of age and over were interviewed in their homes. The results of the survey are presented in tables of percentage responses, and to help the reader, the significant high percentages are underlined in the tables. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Board of Education Policy, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Public Opinion, Student Teacher Relationship, Tables (Data), Teacher Evaluation
Canadian Education Association, 252 Bloor Street West, Suite S850, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V5 ($3.75; payment should accompany order)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: Also available in French edition