ERIC Number: ED083274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Survey of Secondary School Students' Perceptions of School and Education.
North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
A questionnaire, "How Students Perceive Their School," was completed by 4,694 students, chosen at random, in grades 11, 12, and 13 of the Senior Secondary Schools in North York. The questionnaire was comprised of 39 closed-ended questions, excluding grade and sex, and 9 open-ended queries on which students were asked to comment if they wished to. The questions covered nine areas of concern: school in general, evaluation, students' rights or responsibilities, students' council, classes/curriculum, discipline, teaching, discrimination, and aspirations. The students' responses are tabulated as to percent agreement and disagreement by grade level for each closed-ended statement, and for most of the statements, a graph shows the percent agreement for each individual school. The survey showed that, on the whole, the students had a positive view of their school and education. Trouble spots were mainly in the areas of effectiveness of teaching methods, student involvement in helping to establish school regulations, and a student voice in setting curriculum content and choice of options. A copy of the questionnaire is provided in an appendix. (For related document, see TM 003 236.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).