Since 1978, the OISE/UT Survey has been the only extensive analysis of public concerns about educational issues in Canada to be published on a regular basis. The survey profiles current patterns and trends in public opinion about policy options for all levels of education.
The twelfth survey is based on interviews conducted in late 1998 with a random sample of 1000 Ontario adults, and questionnaires completed by over 100 randomly selected corporate executives. Trends in attitude changes are presented for the general public and executives. This survey focuses on public support for educational funding and major school governance and programme reforms, as well as the roles of universities and provisions for life-long learning in an emerging knowledge society.
The goal of the OISE/UT surveys is to enhance public awareness of educational issues and to encourage informed participation in policy making. Timely, revealing, and easy to read, the survey is recommended for educators at all levels, policy-makers, and the general public.
About the authors
D.W. Livingstone is Canada Research Chair in Lifelong Learning and Work at the University of Toronto, Head of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at OISE/UT, and Director of the SSHRC national research network on "The Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning."
D. Hart is an Institutional Researcher at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
Lynn E. Davie is an associate professor in the Department of Adult Education at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Other titles by D.W. Livingstone
Public Attitudes Towards Education in Ontario, 1998:
12th OISE Survey
Education and Jobs
Exploring the Gaps
Organized Labour in the Information Age
The Education-Jobs Gap
Underemployment or Economic Democracy
Public Attitudes Towards Education in On
The Twelfth OISE/UT Survey
Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown
Stacking the Deck
The Streaming of Working-Class Kids in Ontario Schools