ERIC Number: ED264749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Tertiary Education Fees Public Opinion Poll, Australia.
McNair Anderson Associates Pty., Ltd., (Australia).
The public reaction to the proposal that the Australian government should reintroduce fees for tertiary education was surveyed in 1985. The influence of the proposal on the way people would vote in a federal election was also investigated. The fee would be between $900 and $1,500 per year for full-time tertiary education. As part of a McNair Anderson survey, house-to-house interviews were conducted with 1,279 people, using a probability sample design. The respondents were distributed by state, age, and sex. The poll found that 74% of Australians opposed fees, and 21% indicated that reintroduction of fees by the federal government would affect the party they would support in voting. About 36% of 18-24 year old and about 27% of 14-17 year olds said that they would change their vote over fees. Tables show separate results by sex, five age groups, geographic region, level of education completed, four occupational categories, number of people in household, and marital status. For each questionnaire item, the percent of students who agreed/disagreed with the statement or didn't know is shown. Included is an edition of the Australian Teachers' Federation's Research Notes, which summarizes the poll's findings and implications, with attention to youth policy problems, and roles of teacher's unions. (SW)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational Policy, Fees, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Student Costs, Surveys, Tuition, Unions, Voting
Australian Teachers Federation, 18-20 Lincoln Square, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Teachers' Federation, Canberra.; Federation of Coll. Academics (Australia).; Federation of Australian Univ. Staff Associations.
Authoring Institution: McNair Anderson Associates Pty., Ltd., (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia