ERIC Number: ED250338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Secondary School Perceptions: Students, Parents, Staff. Research Report.
Rowan, Murray; And Others
The purpose of this study was to gather information from secondary school students, their teachers and parents concerning their perceptions of school and education. The study was a replication of similar studies carried out in North York in 1971-72 and 1976-77, and was intended to provide data regarding current perceptions of school as well as to assess the extent to which perceptions of each group had changed during the past 11 years. Students have a much more conservative view of education than they did in 1971-72. Over three-quarters of the students felt that formal exams are necessary and that there is sufficient freedom of academic choice. The number of students who feel hampered by pointless rules and regulations has decreased. The overwhelming majority of students expressed satisfaction with their schools, their teachers, the methods used for evaluation, and the education they are receiving. Parent responses also endorsed the education students are receiving. Parent support for formal exams and stricter discipline increased significantly from 1971-72 to 1982-83. The staff responses indicated a continuing faith in education and satisfaction with teaching. A comparison of student, parent, and staff responses indicated that in most areas there is a high level of consensus. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada