ERIC Number: ED254519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Public Attitudes toward Education in Ontario. 1984. Fifth OISE Survey. Informal Series/62.
Livingstone, D. W.; And Others
This survey involved a representative sample of 1,046 adults who were interviewed, and a special sample of corporate executives (127) who responded to a mailed questionnaire. Chapter 1 presents findings on the Ontario public's general assessments of the quality of high school education and their dispositions toward public expenditures on various levels and types of education. In Chapter 2, views on the accessibility of services and equality of opportunity in education are examined, with special attention to dimensions of university restructuring. Chapter 3, on educational decision making, deals with public preferences about who should have most control over major activities at the high school level. Chapter 4 examines the public's curriculum priorities for Ontario high schools, both in terms of general objectives and specific required subjects. In Chapter 5, opinions on several aspects of the relationship between schooling and employment are summarized. The final chapter looks at participation in, and support for, the public funding of various types of adult education. Appendices include information on the survey procedures and population, and the survey questionnaire. (JD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Public Opinion, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum
Publications Sales, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: For earlier reports, see ED 182 845 and ED 225 964.