Philosophy in NZ Secondary Schools
1. Which of the following best describes your main reason for choosing philosophy?
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I want to study it at university
6.1%7
It may be relevant to a future career
14.9%17
It sounded interesting
46.5%53
It is something different to study
7.0%8
The teacher is good
5.3%6
My friends had chosen it
0.9%1
I had read about it 0.0%0
Other
19.3%22
2. Compared to other subjects I am studying or have studied, philosophy is:
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Much more interesting
48.2%55
A bit more interesting
25.4%29
About the same
9.6%11
A bit less interesting
6.1%7
Much less interesting
10.5%12
3. Compared to other subjects I am studying or have studied, philosophy is:
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Much more difficult
14.0%16
A bit more difficult
33.3%38
About the same
30.7%35
A bit less difficult
18.4%21
Much less diffulcult
3.5%4
4. Compared to other subjects I am studying or have studied, philosophy is:
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Much more work
13.2%15
A bit more work
21.9%25
About the same
47.4%54
A bit less work
14.9%17
Much less work
2.6%3
5. Compared to other subjects I am studying or have studied, philosophy is:
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Very much as I expected
22.8%26
Fairly much as I expected
52.6%60
Different to what I expected
24.6%28
6. Do you want to study philosophy further when you have finished this course?
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Yes
41.2%47
Maybe
35.1%40
No
23.7%27
7. I am glad I chose to study philosophy
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Strongly agree
51.8%59
Agree
21.1%24
Neither agree or disagree
14.9%17
Disagree
4.4%5
Strongly disagree
7.9%9
8. People who have advised me against studying philosophy
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Parent
18.4%21
Relative
12.3%14
Friend
23.7%27
Career's Advisor
4.4%5
Dean/Head of Year level
6.1%7
Teacher
11.4%13
Other
11.4%13
Not Applicable
64.0%73
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