Questionnaire for Pupils
The purpose of this questionnaire is to learn how pupils feel and think about their school. Your participation is very important for me to get to know your school and I greatly appreciate your willingness to be a part of this. Your data will not be identifiable to you personally or to your school.


It is important that you answer ALL the questions.
(The questions appear in masculine format for convenience
purposes only.)


Please enter your initials:*
In which country are you resident?*

1. Which grade are you in?*
2. How old are you?*
3. Are you ...............*
4. What is the financial situation of your family?*
5. Do you like to read?*
6. Do / Did your parents like to read?*


A school journal is a periodical journal published at school, made up from the pupils work (written or artistic) which represents his interests and talents. When ready, it is distributed to the teachers, the pupils, their families and other interested personnel.

7. Does your school have its own journal ?*


If there is no journal at your school please answer questions 8, 9 and 10

8. Has any of your work ever appeared in a school journal or on a bulletin board?
9. In your point of view, who should be in charge of preparing the school journal?
Mark as many possibilities as you want:
10. In your opinion, why do schools NOT have a school journal?
c. Most of the pupils at my school are not interested in having a school journal b. Extra work for the teacher a. It has nothing to do with school-work
f. Producing a journal has nothing to do with scoring grades e. The teacher isn't interested d. Too much running around to get approval
i. The teachers don't want to give the pupils freedom of speech h. There is so much school work that there isn't enough time for extra-curricular activities g. Producing a journal is too expensive (cost of paper / printing / … )
l. The authorities are scared that the pupils will criticize the school k. Schools think that it isn't important j. Teachers are not interested in giving class time for producing a journal
m. Please feel free to add any additional reasons -


If there is a journal at your school please answer questions 11 and 12

11. Has any of your work ever appeared in a school journal or on a bulletin board?
12. In your point of view, who should be in charge of preparing the school journal?.

13. In your point of view, is it important to have a school journal ? *
14. If you knew that the pupils were responsible for the journal, would you be prepared to take an active part in its production?*
15. If you knew that the teachers were responsible for the journal, would you be prepared to take an active part in its production?*


Distributing the journal to parents, the School's Board of Education,
and the school inspector (Ministry of Education) can promote the school.

16. Do you want a copy to be delivered to your home?*
17. Is it important to you that the journal is sent to the Board of Education?*
18. Is it important to you that the journal is sent to the school inspector for him to read?*
19. Is it important to you that your friends see the journal?*
20. Do you feel that the school journal is a way to improve the pupil's education?*
explain:
21. Do you feel that the school journal has any value?*
explain:


Mark Yes or No for each of the following:
22. Which of the following sections do you feel could be included in a school journal?
a. Recommending a film you saw*
b. Recommending a book you read*
c. Articles on sport*
d. Articles on pets*
e. Articles on health subjects
f. Interviews with pupils who have done something special, are talented, …*
g. Riddles and Contests with prizes*
h. Articles about hobbies*
i. Articles about outings and trips*
j. Crossword puzzles*
k. Jokes*
l. A short story*

No Yes
m. Please feel free to add any additional ideas / sections that you would like to see in a journal -


25.If you are asked to contribute to the school journal in any way,
In what way would you contribute?
a. Write something*
b. Graphics, illustrations or art work*
c.I would let the teacher use one of my past assignments*
d. Help with the printing and putting the journal together*
e. I am not interested to contribute in any way*
Would you prefer to have a ....*


After submitting your answers
Please continue with Part 2 of the Questionnaire
If you are not sent automatically to Part 2 - please go to
- http://www.boker.org.il/eng/etni/qavipupils2.htm