Do students, parents and teachers have the same views of their schools?

Year: 1992

Author: McGilp, E Jacqueline

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper addresses the identification of school qualities, preferred learning styles of students, students interests in learning and the source of encouragement for such and attitudes to learning. The opinions are those of school communities - primary and secondary students, their teachers and parents. The respondents reported in this article were involved with schools in the Ballarat diocese. Questionnaires were used to enlist both quantitative and qualitative responses. The latter gives indications of the life of schools and the future challenges faced through learning/teaching relationships. Knowledge gained clarifies school situations and the hidden curriculum. The question posed is, Do we see reality through the eyes of clients?