In one type, the key feature of each ECOL was listed and respondents were asked to make choices among those features.
A frequency matrix, noting how frequently each ECOL was selected in each item by each group, was generated for responses to the multiple-choice questions (items three to nine inclusive).
Overall ranking for each ECOL was determined by deducting negative item five frequencies from positive item six frequencies.
There were two features reflecting the intentional ECOL (i.
Key elements of SBC SST PST each ECOL n = 42 n = 40 n = 44 Employability 0 0 0 Functional ECOL Achievement of comparable standards 0 2 0 Normative ECOL (5) Comprehension and spelling 2 0 1 Technocratic ECOL (4.
The tendency for the business people to support the classical ECOL more than either of the teacher groups persisted in item four; the second most popular profile among the business community, with 29 per cent of their support, was that reflecting the classical ECOL while about 24 per cent of both teacher groups selected the progressive profile.
In a departure from their usual aversion to the technocratic ECOL, 11 per cent of the primary teachers considered comprehension and spelling to be most important in contemporary Australia.
an exact matching when exactly the same ECOL was chosen in both items;