ERIC Number: ED466493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Satisfaction with Learning in Alberta: A Quantitative Report. Final.
Criterion Research Corp., Edmonton (Alberta).
In February 2001, a survey was conducted to determine satisfaction of stakeholders in Alberta's learning system. Telephone interviews were held with random samples of: parents, high school students, parents of children with severe special needs, parents of students with mild or moderate special needs, the general public, adult learners, and school non-attendees. Approximately 4,000 people were selected for each of these segments, and response rates were high. Survey responses were generally similar to those of the previous year, although when there were differences, the differences tended to reflect increases in satisfaction. Overall satisfaction with Alberta's learning system continued to remain high--similar to the levels reported in 2000. Parents of students with special needs were not generally as satisfied as parents of students in the general school population, but they did think the system offered high quality learning opportunities. The vast majority of parents and high school students agreed that teachers are using appropriate strategies, and are setting appropriate learning expectations and standards. High school students and adult learners thought that the system was preparing them for the employment world. Overall, those who participated in the learning system reported higher satisfaction with receiving value for money than those who did not. Satisfaction that the schools are both safe and caring continued to be high for parents and students. Five appendixes contain the interview instruments, profiles of respondent groups, discussion of ease of access to special needs services, and a table of confidence bounds. (Contains 15 figures and 41 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Parents, Public Opinion, Satisfaction, School Safety, Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Criterion Research Corp., Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada