The Hereafter, in partnership with the Social Knowledge Network, launched on Thursday (22nd September) an unprecedented survey that sought to hear the views of young Brazilians about their schools. The study, called “Our School at (Re) construction ‘, listened 132,000 young people 13-21 years old, students and fresh out of the school system in five regions of Brazil.

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The central questions that guided the research were “what would be inclusive educational environments that would encourage the individuality of students and promote social transformation? And how could we create them? “. The results show that young people are critical of their schools: only 1 in 10, for example, is satisfied with where studies, and 8 in 10 believe that the relationship of students with school staff and colleagues They need to improve.

The analysis sought answers of young people on issues involving classes and teaching materials, the physical structure of the schools and the use of technology, and to evaluate issues such as participation in school decisions and existence of activities aimed at improving the quality of life, sports and arts.

The survey also helped to better address the criticism from students about what bothers them and what can change within their schools. According to the authors of the study, there is a distinction between how the student evaluates the school and how he talks about this space.

“A feeling of attachment with respect to the school environment. Although highly critical, students like school and want to make changes in its structure, “explains Anna Penido, director of inspirare Institute, responsible for the Hereafter. “They are not satisfied but want to work with their teachers to change the situation,” he adds.

The method involves the public researched at all stages of the process. “The research was built in partnership with a group of 25 students, who helped from the assembly of the questionnaire to the dissemination and analysis of the responses. From them, we reached 132,000 young people, “said Marisa Villi, executive director of Social Knowledge Network, during the launch event this morning.

The questionnaire includes 19 groups of questions, besides serving as a thermometer to measure the opinion of young people, also seeks to assimilate their aspirations about what would be the ideal school characteristics that would make them learn more, to respect the individuality of all, it would be innovative and that let happier.

For them, the ideal educational ambienteis allow exchange of knowledge and respect among participants, include personal skills and accept diversity. Also would encourage the inclusion of students, so that they feel comfortable with their personal issues and would welcome and would encourage discussions on gender issues, criminalization of poverty, racism and religious intolerance.

In short, according to the results, the ideal school would be existing or new environments to instruct, would enable and influence the student in order to enhance their skills and there would be full interaction between all stakeholders of the institution. “The school they want we do not know yet, but if we do not build this school with them, innovation will not happen,” said Anna.

source: Ayrton Senna Institute