ERIC Number: ED259435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking Out. The 1984 CEA Poll of Canadian Opinion on Education.
Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
This report presents tables summarizing 2,109 Canadians' reported opinions on education from a 1984 survey conducted by the Canadian Gallup Poll under the direction of the Canadian Education Association. Data are included for Canada as a whole and are also broken down by region; by the respondents' age, sex, education, income, occupation, mother tongue, and community size; and by whether the respondent had children in school during the preceding 3 years. Summary comments, though not exhaustive, are offered for each item. Among the major findings were that (1) 78.8 percent of respondents felt schools were extremely important to future success; (2) respondents were more confident in Canadian schools than in other institutions; (3) 43.8 percent gave their local schools good grades; and (4) although 43.8 percent felt schools had improved since their own school days, another 36.3 percent felt schools had worsened; (5) the use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol was the most frequently mentioned major problem facing schools; (6) respondents with children recently in school expressed the most positive opinions; (7) 47.6 percent of those polled desired more public say in school governance; (8) 66 percent expressed at least fair confidence in their local boards; and (9) respondents were evenly divided over acceptance of increased taxation. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Governance, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada