Module: Education

This page lists the questions asked within the Education module, and for which years. Clicking on the year printed after every question will bring you to the results for that year. Publications and further information on Education can be found on the Education Resources page.

PARENT1: Are you the parent/guardian of a child at school? 1999

PARENT2: Are you the parent of a pre-school child? 1999

Q11PLUS1: Does the 11+ put too much pressure on 10 and 11 year olds? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS2: Does selection have to happen at some time in a child's education? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS3: Is a system of separate secondary and grammar schools unfair? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS4: Do grammar schools provide the best standard of education? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS5: Does the 11+ system mean that most children feel that they are failures? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS6: Is the 11+ a good measure of ability? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS7: Are children aged 10 or 11 too young for selection tests? 1999 2001 2003

Q11PLUS8: Do children not at grammar school still get a first class education? 1999 2001 2003

CHANGE11: Does the 11+ and then secondary/grammar school system work? 1999 2001 2003

GRAMOR11: Change 11+ test, the secondary/grammar school system, or both 1999 2001 2003

CHG111: Have 11+ test at end of Primary 7? 1999

CHG112: Have selection test at age 14? 1999

CHG113: Have selection test at age 16? 1999

CHG114: Have children assessed by teachers? 1999

CHG115: Have a different kind of test? 1999

CHGGRAM1: Same school until 14, and then secondary/grammar school? 1999

CHGGRAM2: Same school until 16 and then 'A' levels or vocational training? 1999

CHGGRAM3: Secondary schools select a third of pupils for 'grammar stream'? 1999

PASS11: Did you pass 11+? 1999

GOVMXSCH: Should the government encourage more mixed schooling? 1999 2001

CHLEVINT: Have your children ever attended an integrated school? 1999

INTRES1: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: No integrated school nearby 1999

INTRES2: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Want to learn own culture and religion 1999

INTRES3: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Brother or sister was at another school 1999

INTRES4: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Wanted child to go to a grammar school 1999

INTRES5: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Integrated school not as good academically 1999

INTRES6: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Facilities at other schools better 1999

INTRES7: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Other reason 1999

INTRES8: Reason for not sending child to integrated school: Don't know 1999

INTOPTNS: Options related to integrated schools 1999

IRSHLANG: Should all secondary level pupils study Irish language and culture? 1999

ULSTLANG: Should all secondary level pupils study Ulster-Scots language and culture? 1999

PROTRELG: Should all secondary level pupils study Protestant religious beliefs? 1999

CATHRELG: Should all secondary level pupils study Catholic religious beliefs? 1999

NONDRELG: Should all secondary level pupils study religious beliefs in general? 1999

CITIZN1: Is it the job of schools to teach about politics and human rights? 1999

CITIZN2: Is it about time schools started to openly tackle such difficult issues? 1999

CITIZN3: Is teaching children about politics and human rights just trying to brainwash them 1999

CITIZN4: Do you doubt that the people teaching this kind of thing would do it fairly? 1999

CITIZN5: Will children never be effective members of society unless they learn about human rights and politics when they are young? 1999

CITIZN6: Should schools should be a place where children can get away from political problems? 1999

CITIZN7: Will teaching about human rights and politics help young people become active members of their own communities? 1999

CITIZN8: Will teaching about human rights and politics risk encouraging children towards extreme political views? 1999

CITIZN9: Will discussions about politics and human rights help children understand why other traditions feel hard done by? 1999

CITIZN10: Will discussions about politics and human rights be too painful for children who have suffered during the Troubles? 1999

CITIZNGD: Is it a good idea to teach about politics and human rights in schools? 1999

SEPDIV: Do separate schools for Protestants and Catholics fuel community divisions? 1999

INTDKCLT: Do children at integrated schools learn enough about their own culture and traditions? 1999

GVNOFUND: Should the government fund schools taking only Catholic or only Protestant pupils? 1999

PLURAL1: Should children at school learn about the religious festivals of all religions and ethnic groups? 1999

PLURAL2: Should religious education be left to parents and their churches? 1999

PLURAL3: Should Catholic schools offer cricket and rugby? 1999

PLURAL4: Should Protestant schools offer gaelic football, hurling and camogie? 1999

EDGAIN1: Schools aim towards skills and knowledge which will help get a good job? 1999

EDGAIN2: Schools aim towards good exam results? 1999

EDGAIN3: Schools aim towards self-confidence? 1999

EDGAIN4: Schools aim towards knowledge that equips them for life in general? 1999

EDGAIN5: Schools aim towards an ability to live among people from different backgrounds? 1999

EDGAIN6: Schools aim towards skills that allow them to adapt to the changing needs of the world of work? 1999

EDGAIN7: Schools aim towards an ability to speak and write clearly? 1999

EDGAIN8: Schools aim towards a readiness to challenge other peopleís ideas? 1999

OPPGOHE: Should opportunities for higher education be increased? 2001

TUITION1: Should students pay tuition costs while they are studying? 2001

TUITION2: Should students pay tuition costs after they have finished studying? 2001

UGRANT: Should students get grants to cover living costs? 2001

STUDLOAN: Should students take out loans to cover living costs? 2001

LLEARN1: Does learning in later life open up a whole new world? 2001

LLEARN2: Is doing a course only worth it if it leads to something useful? 2001

LLEARN3: Does training necessarily lead to a better job or promotion? 2001

LLEARN4: Does continuing to learn make people better citizens? 2001

LLEARN5: Do employers value experience more than qualifications? 2001

LLEARN6: Workers need to take responsibility for learning skills to keep them up to date? 2001

LLEARN7: Is it possible to keep up with all the new technology at work? 2001

LLEARN8: Should the government spend much more on life-long learning? 2001

PAYFEE1: Who should pay for a computer skills course useful to work? 2001

PAYFEE2: Who should support someone doing A levels or an Access course? 2001

PAYFEE3: Should art lessons be free for retired people? 2001

HEARDILA: Have you heard of Individual Learning Accounts or ILAs? 2001

APPLYILA: Have you applied to get your ILA card? 2001

USEDILA: Have you used any of your own account yet? 2001

FREETRN1: Should lone mothers be given free training to get them back to work? 2001

FREETRN2: Should ex-prisoners be given free training to get them back to work? 2001

FREETRN3: Should people in their 50s be given free training to get them back to work? 2001

FREETRN4: Should people in their 20s be given free training to get them back to work? 2001

FAMSUPP: Would your family be supportive if you wanted to do an evening class? 2001

EXPSCHL1: Were you bored at school? 2001

EXPSCHL2: Did some teachers at school inspire you? 2001

EXPSCHL3: Is school all 'listening' and very little 'doing'? 2001

EXPSCHL4: Did school teach you the skills you needed later in life? 2001

EXPSCHL5: Did school teach you to think for yourself? 2001

EXPSCHL6: Did school open your mind and make you want to learn? 2001

EXPSCHL7: Did you enjoy learning at school? 2001

EXPSCHL8: Did any of the supplied statements apply to the respondent? 2001

EDPRIOR1: Which of these groups would be your highest priority for extra government spending on education? 2003

EDPRIOR2: Which of these groups would be your second highest priority for extra government spending on education? 2003

IMPPRIM1: What is the most useful thing for improving education in primary schools? 2003

IMPPRIM2: What is the next most useful thing for improving education in primary schools? 2003

IMPSEC1: What is the most useful thing for improving education in secondary/grammar schools? 2003

IMPSEC2: What is the next most useful thing for improving education in secondary/grammr schools? 2003

SEXEDUC: What role shoulds schools have in sex education? 2003

SEXED1 - SEXED15: What topics should school sex education classes cover? 2003

PRIORNUR: Should disadvantaged children be given priority when there is a shortage of nursery school places? 2003

FUNDIMP: If schools were better funded, would the educational standard of children improve? 2003

NURSCH3: Should all 3 year olds in Northern Ireland automatically get a place at nursery school? 2003

PROBRESP: Should parents of children who cause problems at school be held responsible? 2003

SEMARRLF: Does sex education help young people prepare for married life? 2003

SEDECSNS: Does sex education help young people make informed decisions about their lives? 2003

SEPROM: Does sex education encourages experimentation and promiscuity? 2003

TEENPRG1: Agree that teenage girls who want to get on in life donít usually become teenage mothers? 2003

TEENPRG2: Agree that many teenage mothers simply have babies because they want someone to love? 2003

TEENPRG3: Agree that one of the main causes of teenage pregnancy is the lack of morals among young people? 2003

TEENPRG4: Agree that people in Northern Ireland are far too tolerant of teenage pregnancies? 2003

TEENPRG5: Agree that teenage girls living in run down areas are more likely to become teenage mothers? 2003

TEENPRG6: Agree that if a teenage couple aged 17 or older are in a stable relationship, thereís nothing wrong with them having a child? 2003

TEENPRG7: Agree that teenage pregnancy isnít really that much of a problem in N Ireland? 2003

TEENPRG8: Agree that a teenager can be just as good a parent as someone who is older? 2003

TEENPRG9: Agree that there would be fewer teenage pregnancies if sex education at school gave more advice about sex, relationships and contraception? 2003

 

 

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