1.1 The aim of the survey was to ascertain· what expectations people have o f or from the present education system. Some eight hundred questionnaires were distributed and three hundred and seventy two were returned completed, that is a forty six point five percent response.
1.2 The respondents were drawn from a significant area of Queensland and the sample matched the total population of Queensland as Far as income distribution, age range, and ethnic and religious background. It may be argued however that as the persons conducting the survey were associated with the National Party that this would provide some degree of bias. No attempt was made to ascertain the political beliefs of the respondents, consequently it is considered that the sample is sufficiently representative to provide valuable information.
1.3 The survey was undertaken between August and November, 1975 and a verbal report was made earlier this year. This report is the result of further consideration of the responses, and although it should not be considered to provide positive proof it does indicate areas where action can be taken which will be of benefit to the people of Queensland