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NOW CLOSED: UK MNers: Whatever age child you have - please take a short survey for PEAS about secondary education

(34 Posts)
KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 21-Aug-12 17:20:22

We've been asked by the charity PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) to find out about your views on secondary education.

PEAS say "Our mission is to unlock the potential of Africa by delivering equal access to affordable, quality secondary education".

PEAS will be working with the campaigns team on Mumsnet in September and in advance of this they want to find out how you feel about your own child(ren) and secondary education. The survey should take no longer than a few minutes to complete and is open to all UK Mumsnetters with at least one child.

Sorry we have no incentive for this one but would greatly appreciate any responses - it'll only take a couple of minutes!

To take part click here.


lovintheolives Thu 23-Aug-12 19:06:28

very odd?! x

TheOneWithTheHair Thu 23-Aug-12 18:58:27

Done but I agree it was a bit odd.

Blu Thu 23-Aug-12 16:28:26

I assume that either the survey itself is an awareness raising excercise designed to get people to really engage with the problems other parents and children face, or else it is to find out what aspects to emphasise in a campaign?

Lots of charities used to send out surveys - I think as a way to collect contact details.

SirBoobAlot Thu 23-Aug-12 16:07:27

Done, but very odd.

jimswifein1964 Thu 23-Aug-12 15:40:59

Done, but it was indeed a bit odd confused

dramafluff Thu 23-Aug-12 13:40:50

Survey would not load - just got an explorer error

amidaiwish Thu 23-Aug-12 12:16:54

I didn't complete it. what ridiculous questions. come on MNHQ, you have an insight team, help them out.

oricella Thu 23-Aug-12 10:42:42

I was expecting toilets... one of the biggest (if not the biggest) reasons why so many girls don't make it to a secondary education is the fact there are no toilets. It's nice to start new schools, but if anyone is serious about achieving equality in education in African schools they should start by putting decent toilets in the ones that already exist...

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JugglingWithFiveRings Wed 22-Aug-12 18:51:52

Slightly odd, but yes, very quick !

The question about which child would you send was impossibly difficult really.
I tried to imagine myself as a poor mother in Africa and decided I'd send the most academically able child - but I might not necessarily do that. I might well send the eldest, or possibly my son (if I lived in African society) I might send the most needy (if there was one), but then again I don't know whether SN provision would be very good or even able to cope with a child with SN ?

All the other questions were a doddle in comparison and I ticked lots of options for one question which gave me that option !

missnevermind Wed 22-Aug-12 12:59:47

Odd questions. Difficult to answer, nearly just closed it down half done rather than fill it in!

PrideOfChanur Wed 22-Aug-12 09:20:58

It sounds as if they are trying to find which aspects to emphasise in a fundraising situation to me.
I have done it because it is a good cause,but I nearly abandoned it which I never do!

InMySpareTime Wed 22-Aug-12 07:01:38

What happened to the north west region? I got lumped into "northern England".
DH had a private education, so no hesitation, if I had to pay for education I would. I have already set up accounts for DCs living expenses at University (or a house deposit should they decide not to go).

Clary Wed 22-Aug-12 01:18:18

edustudent those are the qus to which I answered don't know. How can you know unless you've done it (which thankfully I never have)?

EduStudent Wed 22-Aug-12 00:16:00

Haven't completed it due to lack of children, but had a nose at it and agree its a very odd survey confused How can you estimate whether deciding whether to send your child to school is easier or harder than deciding to divorce or put a parent in a care home? They're very different situations with different contexts and considerations.

gomez Tue 21-Aug-12 23:25:57

Send the oldest -they can then help pay for the others. Might need to space them out a bit mind.

Rather odd and slightly pointless survey imo.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Tue 21-Aug-12 23:22:04

Send the academic child and have them teach the sibling(s) when they get home would have been a better option confused

Redbindy Tue 21-Aug-12 22:52:06

A survey that makes you think, not quite Sophies choice but heading that way.

maples Tue 21-Aug-12 22:44:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Clary Tue 21-Aug-12 22:31:22

Done it but what a very odd survey.

Not sure what they are trying to prove really - and I answered don't know to some which I never normally do as I felt I really didn't and couldn't know.

TodaysAGoodDay Tue 21-Aug-12 22:21:53

The one about choosing which child to send was tough.

BehindLockNumberNine Tue 21-Aug-12 21:31:05

Very odd survey...

MrsS1980 Tue 21-Aug-12 21:21:02

Very odd. Done it but not sure they will be surprised by any results - ranges from patronising to obvious.

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