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QUESTIONNAIRE POLAND – Gimnazjum in Wojkowice Kościelne Let’s Break The Ice With School
60 students took part in the survey: Age 15 Female-12 Male-25; Age 14 Female-5 Male-18 Family situation Majority of parents have technical/matura exam (43%). Almost one third graduated from University 28% and 29% have vocational education. Half of the mothers have got high school education 51%, while 35% of fathers received secondary education. The same number of mothers 27% and fathers 28% have a university degree. Almost all parents are married and only one couple is divorced. 59 are alive and one parent is dead. And the vast majority of students live together with their parents only two of them live separately.
Let’s Break The Ice With School Education: Parents vocational 29% university degree 28% technical/matu ra exam 43%
Let’s Break The Ice With School pupils generally like themselves, their life and school (68%), there are some who are glad but have some problems (13%), and 10% who don’t like. 9% like their life, but admit that they haven’t got enough time for themselves. 1. Do you like yourself, your life and your school? � Most D. Yes, I am glad, but I have some problems. 13% C. Yes, I like myself, but. 8% B. No, because. 10% A. Yes. 68%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � When they go to school most students feel exhausted and bored and sometimes nervous (60%) and one third claim that their feelings can change. 2. When I go to school I feel D. My feelings can change 30% C. Uncomf ortable and angry. B. Happy 5% and excited. 5% A. Exhausted and bored and sometime s nervous. 60%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � When they go to school most students feel exhausted and bored and sometimes nervous (60%) and one third claim that their feelings can change. 3. Do you have goals in your life and expectations from society? B. No, I don’t have big goals and expectatio ns. 47% A. Yes 53%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � More than half of responders have goals in life and expectations from society. However, 47% don’t have goals. 3. Do you have goals in your life and expectations from society? B. No, I don’t have big goals and expectations. 47% A. Yes 53%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Almost half of our students (49%) go to our school mainly because their parents chose it for them. 23% go to this school in order to complete compulsory schooling and only 15% because of the subject taught here. Why did you choose this school? D. Others 13% C. Because I was interested in the subjects taught here 15% A. In order to complete compulsory schooling 23% B. Because my parents chose it for me 48%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � According to the students, school should make them more united among each other (41%) and one third think it should make them more prepared regarding the subjects studied (30%). Less important for them is being more competitive (17%) and 12 % think that at school they should be more informed regarding 5. School should make students: A. More prepared regarding the subjects studied. 30% A. More united among each other. 41% C. More informed regarding current affairs. 12% B. More competitive. 17%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Almost one third (29%) of the responders feel they are in the right place to achieve what they want to achieve. 22% think the contents of the courses are relevant to them. Some of the students (21%) need more individual help to learn than what is offered at school and 7% admit that activities help them feel that they belong to this school. 6 - Which of the following statements adequately describes how you feel at this school in general? E. I need more individual help to learn than what is offered me. 21% A. I feel I am in the right place to achieve what I want to achieve. 29% D. The contents of the courses are relevant to me. 22% C. The atmosphere in class makes it easy for me to learn. 21% B. High school activities help me feel that I belong to this school 7%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Generally, our pupils haven’t got any problems with their parents (49%). However, 21 % of pupils think their parents are too ambitious and have excessive requirements and 13 % say they are conservative and do not understand their children. 10% of parents use violence and 3% feel lonely as their parents do not pay enough attention. Few of the responders (3%) quarrel with their parents. 7. If you have problems with your parents, what are they? E. Other: I sometimes argue with them. 3% A. They are too ambitious and have excessive requirements to me. 22% B. They do not pay enough attention to me and I feel lonely. 3% E. Other: no problems 48% C. They are conservative and do not understand me. 13% D. They use violence. 10%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Most students don’t have problems in their families 75%. However, 10% of their parents suffer from alcohol abuse and 8% admit that the conflicts between their parents affect them. E. Other: financial problems 2% B. The second marriage of a parent that you don’t approve of. 5% C. The alcohol abuse by one or both parents. 10% D. The conflicts between my parents affect me. 8% E. Other: no problems 75% 8. Other problems in the family.
Let’s Break The Ice With School � According to the students, the ideal parents are those who are caring and understanding 33% and do not interfere with their life 32%. For almost one third 27% ideal parents do not burden them with an advice and control. 6% think they are just sponsors and only for 2 % their parents are ideal. 9 - What are the ideal parents for you? E. Other: they are ideal and friends. D. They 2% sponsor my life. 6% A. They do not burden me with an advice and control. 27% C. They do not interfere with my life. 32% B. They are caring and understanding. 33%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � 60% of pupils don’t have any problems that affect them at school. The other 40% suffer from some problems such as: problems with parents 13%, domestic issues - I don’t have my own room at home where I can prepare my lessons 15% and 12% have financial problems. 10. What problem do you have at home that affects you at school? A. Problems with my parents. 13% D. I do not have problems. 60% B. Domestic issues - I don’t have my own room at home where I can prepare my lessons. 15% C. Financial problems. 12%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � When the students face negative and nervous situations they usually go out of the house, stay in their room and listen to music, try to calm down, ask friends for emotional support, go to bed, walk away for a while. Some of them don’t know what to do or stay silent. � Most responders get more confident if they defend their own opinion, even if it is different from that of their peers 78%. None of them execute prohibited act. 5% do nothing about it and 2% use alcohol. 12 - I'm getting more confident if: A. I use alcohol or D. Other: I do drugs. nothing about it. 2% 5% D. Other 15% C. I defend my own opinion, even if it is different from that of my peers. 78%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � As the results show students have to learn a lot as more than half of them (56%) suffer from tiredness of doing their best to have high marks at school. More than one third (32%) of responders don’t face any health problems. 10% have a disease that does not stop them doing well at school and 2% have a disease that is an obstacle of doing well in school. 13. Do you have health problems? A. I have a disease that B. I have a is an obstacle disease that of doing well does not stop in school. me doing well at school. 2% 10% D. I do not have health problems 32% C. I suffer from tiredness of doing my best to have high marks at school. 56%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � In the survey the students were asked about addictions. Fortunately, 73% of our students don’t drink alcohol. However, there are some who does it 18% rarely, 7% sometimes and 2% of our pupils do it often which is very alarming. 14 - Do you drink alcohol? B. A. Often. Sometimes. 2% 7% C. Rarely. 18% D. I do not use. 73%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Vast majority of responders (93%) don’t use drugs, but 2% say they do it sometimes and 5% admit they have tried which is again very alarming. B. Sometimes. 2% C. I have tried. 5% D. I do not use. 93% 15 - Do you use drugs?
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Another kind of addiction that was shown in the questionnaire was addiction to computer / games, chat, Facebook, the Internet/? Most of the students (60%) state they are not addicted. None of them run away from school because of this fact. A. Yes and I can’t properly communicat e and learn. 6% D. No, I am not. 60% C. Yes, but I think it does not bother me. 34% 16. Are you addicted to your computer / games, chat, Facebook, the Internet/?
Let’s Break The Ice With School However, there are some pupils who say they are addicted but they think it does not bother them 34% and what is alarming 6% say that they are addicted and because of that they can’t properly communicate and learn. � The main reason of this state seems to be the fact that they spend too much time in front of the TV or other communication devices. 17% of respondents claim that they do it more than 5 hours a day, 15% 3 -5 hours, 32% admit they spend 1 -3 hours in front of the TV or computer and 36% only an hour. � 17. How long do you spend, on average per day, in front of the TV or the other communication devices? D. More than 5 hours 17% A. About an hour 36% C. 3 -5 hours 15% B. 1 -3 hours 32%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � The results show also that our pupils don’t leave much time on learning and doing homework. That may be the reason why they are so tired of learning. Almost half of responders (49%) spend only 1 -2 hours a week on learning, 41% spend 35 hours and 5% learn for 5 -10 hours a week. There also some pupils 5% who don’t learn at all. 18. How many hours a week do you spend to prepare classes and do homework? D. 5 -10 A. None 5% 5% C. 3 -5 41% B. 1 -2 49%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � The respondents generally go to school systematically as more than half of them (56%) miss classes only 1 or 2 days a month, 17% never miss school and the same number of pupils omit 3 -4 days at school and only 10% miss 5 or more days a month. 19. How often do you miss classes in a month? D. 5 or more 10% A. Never 16% C. 3 -4 days 17% B. 1 -2 days 57%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � The main reason for missing classes by students is an illness(73, 3%). Some of students indicates also other reasons such as family duties (7%), personal problems (8%) and other did not defined reasons (12%). 20. What is your reason for missing classes? D. Personal problems 8% C. Family duties 7% E. Other 12% A. Illness 73%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Nearly a third of responders (32%) says they would be less severe and pay more attention trying to understand students’ problems. The same percentage (23%) would be more severe so as to make themselves more respected in class and on the other hand give less homework. And the similar number of students (22%) would try to involve the least disciplined and studious pupils in the lesson. 21 - If, for a week, you were the teacher, how would you behave with your students? D. I would give less homework 23% C. I would try to involve also the least disciplined and the least studious pupils in the lessons 22% A. I would be less severe and pay more attention trying to understand their problems 32% B. I would be more severe so as to make myself respected in class 23%
Let’s Break The Ice With School �A little bit more than a third of students (35%) say they lack motivation to learn because of the little chance of realization after they finish their education. Some of them (21%) are not interested in school and (18%) don’t like the chosen school. However, (26%) don’t lack motivation. 22 - Do you lack motivation to learn? D. I do not lack motivation. 26% C. Yes, because of the little chance of realization after I finish my education. 35% A. Yes, because I'm not interested in school. 21% B. Yes, because I do not like the chosen profession / school. 18%
Let’s Break The Ice With School �A majority of responders (66%) don’t have problems in communication but some of them indicates problems such as shyness (16%), difficulty in finding a common language with their classmates (13%) and only a few students state that teachers don’t understand them (5%). 23 - Do you have troubles in communication? A. I cannot find a common language with my classmates. 13% B. My teachers do not understand me. 5% C. I’m shy. 16% D. I do not have problems. 66%
Let’s Break The Ice With School �A little bit more than a third of students (38%) say they have problems with learning however, similar amount states (32%) they have no problems. Some of them (17%) have problems with teachers and some (11%) problems with their classmates. 2% report aggression and bullying. 24 - What problems do you have at school? E. Other: other students are aggressive to me 2% A. I have problems with the teachers. 16% D. I don’t have problems. 32% B. I have problems with my classmates. 12% C. I have learning problems. 38%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Most responders (41%) don’t have problems with teachers but some of them indicates such problems as the bad teaching(17%), lack of students’ discipline (10%), the excessive requirements of the teachers (15%) and unfair and biased assessment of their knowledge (17%) 25 - If you have problems with your teachers, what are they related to? A. My discipline in class. 10% B. The excessive requirements of the teachers. 15% E. Other: no problems 41% D. The unfair and biased assessment of my knowledge. 17% C. The bad teaching. 17%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Nearly a half of students (47%) have no problems with their classmates but some of them indicates such problems as making fun of them (18%), disturbing them and making listening to the teacher difficult (15%), the feeling of being different and isolated (13%) and physical abuse (7%). 26 - If you have problems with your classmates, what are they related to? A. Physical abuse. 7% B. They often make fun of me. 18% E. Other: no problems 47% C. They disturb me and I can’t listen to the teacher. 15% D. I feel different and isolated. 13%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � Students indicate different reasons but the most common is that they want to study but the study material doesn’t meet their interests (28%), some of them (22%) says the curriculum is overloaded and doesn’t correspond to their abilities but exactly the same percentage have no problems. Some students (11%) state they have knowledge gaps and that’s the reason they can’t understand the new teaching material, others say they don’t want to learn (10%) and they are simply lazy or don’t have time (7%). 27 - If you have problems with learning, what are they? E. Other: I'm lazy, I have no time 7% E. Other: no problems 22% A. The curriculum is overloaded and doesn’t correspond to my abilities. 21% D. I don’t want to learn. 10% C. I want to study, but the study material does not meet my interests. 28% B. I have knowledge gaps and that’s why I can’t understand the new teaching material. 12%
Let’s Break The Ice With School � According to responders if some students from school don’t want to go to school the reasons are they are tired, have to get up early, don’t want to learn, they have no motivation, lessons should be more interesting, teachers should give less homework and encourage or motivate students, they have family problems, they are lazy, they are stressed because there is too much to learn, they can have problems at home, teachers should talk with them.
Let’s Break The Ice With School � If some students from school often disturb in class and cause problems during the lessons and breaks the reasons are they want to be noticed, they are not interested in lessons, lessons are boring, they have problems with classmates and teachers should talk with their parents. � According to students school should offer more entertainment, more school trips, more PE lessons, longer breaks, more after school clubs, wi – fi at school and mobile phones at school, less tests and less homework.