Survey instructions

We are interested in finding out about your education support role. This survey will ask questions about:
– Your job and your workplace,
– Your employment conditions,
– Your working conditions,
– Any issues or challenges you face in your role,
– What you think can improve, and
– What support you need.

Confidentiality: You will not be asked for your name or to identify your place of work. All of your responses will be completely anonymous. The data from the survey will be combined together and reported to Education International. They will use the findings from this research to support and advocate for education support personnel around the world.

Completing this survey: This survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. You may decline to answer any particular question simply by leaving it blank.

If you wish to navigate back and forth through your responses, please use the “Prev” and “Next” buttons provided within the survey. The survey is completed by clicking the “Done” button at the end. You won't be able to re-enter the survey once you have exited it, so please make sure you finish all your answers in one session. If you’d like to leave the survey at any time, just close your browser window.

Queries: If you have any questions about the research or about this survey, please contact Daniel B. Lafrenière (the Education International representative for Canada) on, or Philippa Butler (the researcher) on


This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently it has not been reviewed by one of the University's Human Ethics Committees. The researcher(s) named in this document are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Dr Brian Finch, Director (Research Ethics), email