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[ESCOLA BÁSICA D. MANUEL I – TAVIRA, PORTUGAL ] January, 2012

COMENIUS - INTEGRATION AND EQUALITY IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION BY MEANS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, GAMES AND SPORTS FINAL REPORT In January 2012 we carried out a survey on the topic of our Comenius Project. 54 students aged 12 to 16, who are from different nationalities answered the questionnaire. Students from Portugal, Ukrania, Brazil, France, Angola, Romenia, Switzerland, Belgium and Russia were selected for this survey. The aim was to learn to what extent integration and equality are an issue at school and also to point out some strategies or ideas which could help solve the existing problems. PART 1: Integration and physical activity Results: When you first came to your class, did you have any integration problems? sim 17%

não 83%

sim = yes / não= no

Different reasons that could influence integration in a class

pertencer a uma cultura diferente 17%

vestir de maneira diferente 8%

ter uma personalidade diferente 17%

por ter características físicas diferentes 8%

não conhecer ninguém 4%

pertencer a um grupo religioso 4%

ter gostos diferentes da maioria 13%

timidez 29%

shiness (29%); different character (17%); different culture (17%); different likes (13%); different physical traits (8%); dressing differently (8%); belonging to a religious minority (4%); not knowing other people (4%)

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[ESCOLA BÁSICA D. MANUEL I – TAVIRA, PORTUGAL ] January, 2012

Did you make it difficult for anyone that was new in your class? The students say they have made integration difficult for some students and 9% their reasons are: - not liking the person - not sharing the same likes

sim não

91%

Sim=yes Não= no

Do you feel that physical activity could be a way of integrating students?

19%

sim não

81%

sim=yes / não=no Give some examples of physical activities which can promote the integration of students. Most students suggest team sports as integrating activities because they allow: - team work - cooperation - trust/ confidence - interaction among different students or classes - socializing The most frequently chosen sports/games were: atividades com etapas 2%

futesal 2%

dança 2%

natação 2%

futebol 37%

basquetebol 19%

voleibol 17%

andebol 19%

Football (37%); basketball (19%); handball (19%); volleyball (17%)

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[ESCOLA BÁSICA D. MANUEL I – TAVIRA, PORTUGAL ] January, 2012

PART 2: Social issues Do you think there is racism at school?

Não 33%

Sim 67%

sim=yes / não= no Do you think children with disabilities have had difficulties in integrating our school?

Não 47% Sim 53%

sim= yes / não= no Do you think the students with disabilities who are in your class are treated differently?

The reasons mentioned for yes are: - being different - having more attention from teachers - having adaptation issues - having more learning problems - needing different care - some are made fun of / bullied - some classmates give them extra help - being ignored by others - thinking in a different way

Sim 44%

Não 56%

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[ESCOLA BÁSICA D. MANUEL I – TAVIRA, PORTUGAL ] January, 2012

Do you think there is bullying at our school?

Sim 57%

The victims of bullying are usually: - people with disabilities - younger/ smaller / weaker students - students with learning problems - the shiest students - the students who isolate themselves - overweight students - of a different race / origin / ethny

Não 43%

Give examples of frequent bullying situations: 3% informático

33%verbal

29%psicológico

35%físico

physical (35%); verbal (33%); psychological (29% ); social networks (3%)

The students were asked to describe situations they have knowledge of: Verbal

Physical

Psychological

-insulting the student or his/her family; -making fun of the character or looks of the most fragile students

-aggression; -small theft; -grabbing a student and taking him/her to an isolated place or being surrounded by bigger stronger students; -premeditated jokes which lead to aggression or stealing

-blackmailing the younger ones in return for money; -racial discrimination; -mocking the shiest students; -bullying just for fun.

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Mobile / Social networks - through the mobile phone; - insults in social networks; -insulting in chat rooms.


[ESCOLA BÁSICA D. MANUEL I – TAVIRA, PORTUGAL ] January, 2012

What is your opinion about the school’s facilities regarding students with disabilities? 19% Pouco adequadas

Adequadas 81%

Adequate (81%); not adequate (19%)

The students were asked to make suggestions in order to improve the school or the facilities which could make the integration easier. Human resources -more special needs teachers and carers for students with disabilities

Facilities - Wheel chair Access to various places at school; - another elevator at school (in the other building); -more special unit rooms; - adapted toilets; -adapted playgrounds

Support - support given by classmates; -more contact between disabled student and regular students; -equal treatment to every student; -try to make friends with disabled students (not setting them apart)

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Teaching - classes with less students; - more support from teachers; - more sports activities involving disabled students; -disabled students attending more classes with their classmates.

Comenius Integration questionnaire report  

Students gave their opinion on how integration issues are dealt with at our school

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