APE Vaud – Association vaudoise des parents d'élèves

This research of the APE Vaud, carried out in partnership with the University of Teacher Education – State of Vaud, seeks to know the opinion of the parents as regards their children’s schooling. It will allow to develop the project « All different, all students », but also to communicate parents’ opinion to the school authorities.

The data will be examined anonymously and with full respect towards your opinion. Every parent is invited to answer the questionnaire individually. Indeed, the opinions of both parents may differ!

Only the parents of whom at least one of the children is enrolled in a public school or a specialized school of the canton of Vaud can participate to this research.

Thank you for your valuable collaboration which will take you fifteen minutes.

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* 1. You are:

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* 2. Your age:

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* 4. Nationality (several options):

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* 5. The language you speak with your children (several options):

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* 6. What is your highest level of education?

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* 7. Your children who go to school are:

  A girl A boy
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5
Child 6

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* 9. Are your children enrolled in a regular class?

  Yes No
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5
Child 6

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* 11. Do your children have particular needs at school?

  No special needs Learning difficulties High intellectual potential Language and speech disorder Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity Behavioural problems Disability or impairment Chronic disease Other
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Child 5
Child 6

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* 12. For you, school should be primarily about…

  Not important at all Not important Rather not important Quite important Important Very important
… encouraging students’ growth.
… allowing for different values.
… integrating students when possible.
… welcoming all children the way they are.
… preparing students for professional education or higher studies.
… giving each student according to his/her needs.
… collaborating with the parents by involving them in the school’s life.
… strengthening the academic performance of the students.
… developing solidarity among students.
… informing the parents only when necessary.
... giving exactly the same thing to all students
… conveying common values.
… motivating students through competition.

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* 13. For you, it is important that school …

  Not important at all Not important Rather not important Quite important Important Very important
… teaches students to face the expectations of the society.
… leads students to acknowledge and accept all their differences.
... further strengthens the basic branches (French, Mathematics, German) for the professional future of students.
... ensures that all students in the class are at the same level.
… prepares students for their professional future.
… adapts itself to the students’ diversity.
…orientates students according to their academic results in different classes.
… develops mutual assistance among students in all areas.
… grants resources to the students who have particular needs.
… gives all the students the resources to respond to all their needs.
… makes students want to learn.

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* 14. The school where my children go …

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… knows how to take account of the cultural diversity of the students.
… knows how to adapt to the needs and singularities of each student.
… including those who don’t usually do well at school.
… allows for the educational success of all the students.
… integrates students with learning difficulties in ordinary classes.
… allows and prompts the participation of the parents to the school’s life.
… when necessary offers arrangements for students who encounter learning difficulties.
… enrols students who have educational difficulties in a special class.
… prepares each student to take his/her place in the community.
… is welcoming to students’ diversity.
… is benevolent to all students.
… knows how to respond to the needs of students who encounter learning difficulties.
… treats students differently depending on their gender (boy or girl).
… prepares boys and girls to assume different roles in the society.
… favours the development and potential of all students.

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* 15. The most important at school for my child or children is [1-6]…
(1 = the most important)

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* 16. According to you, an ordinary class should always be open to all the students who…

  Pas du tout d’accord Pas d’accord Plutôt pas d’accord Assez d’accord D’accord Tout à fait d’accord
… have a learning disorder or important learning difficulties.
… have a physical disability.
… have behavioural difficulties.
… don’t speak the same language as the other students.
… have an intellectual disability.
… come from different countries, social classes or cultures.

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* 17. Do you agree with the following statements?

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A specialized teacher should always be present for a student with particular needs.
The parents of students with particular needs monopolize the time of the teachers at the expense of other parents.
The presence of students with particular needs enriches the relationships among the students of the class.
The behaviour of the students with particular needs distracts attention of the teachers from the other students.
The more a student with particular needs attends a regular class, the more accepted he will be.
Students with particular needs are entitled to more help than the others.
Students with particular needs constantly monopolize the teacher’s time.
The more a student with particular needs stays in a regular class, the more favourable his schooling will be.
The school currently has the resources to welcome students with particular educational needs.
The more a student with particular needs stays in a regular class, the more friends he will make.
The benefits of an integration are more important than the problems we might encounter.
Teachers currently have the skills to welcome students with particular educational needs.
It’s above all the role of the main teacher of the class to take care of the students with particular needs.

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