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Promoting awareness and socio-environmental practice of students and teachers involved in the We Will Take Care of Brazil with the Schools program in Ribeirão Preto

Grant number: 06/00255-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2006
Effective date (End): December 31, 2007
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal researcher:Maria de Lourdes Spazziani
Grantee:Barbara Suleiman de Macedo
Home Institution: Centro Universitário Moura Lacerda. Instituição Moura Lacerda. Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


This research project intends to investigate in that measured the process of students' formation and teachers proposed by the Program “We will take care of Brazil with the Schools”, developed in 49 schools of Ribeirão Preto starting from 2004, it promoted the conscience and partner-environmental practices of the subjects and the involved schools. That is to say, there was been the creation of the COM-VIDAS (Environment Commission and Quality of Life in the School) and the accomplishment of the School Calendar 21. To accompany the results of that process and to verify as that is influencing the pedagogic practices in the school. The student's invigoration there was been or of the teacher inside of the school and which the opening propitiated for them could accomplish the events proposed in the Seminar of Formation. What was apprehended, as the school he/she is treating the partner-environmental subjects, and which the accomplished changes. The proposal of the research is at the same time in that it investigates, to aim roads to continue strengthening the students' movement and educational with a wider vision. To accompany that proposal of the Ministry of the Education and of the environment that is a national proposal, in Ribeirão Preto, it is of extreme importance for the field of the Brazilian environmental education. This study intends to investigate the educational involvement of the 98 teachers and 98 students of the 49 schools involved in the program "We will take care of Brazil with the Schools”. The teachers that accompanied the Seminar of Formation were of History, Geography and Sciences. In this project we intended to investigate as those teachers' involvement and students, in the referred Program, promoted the conscience and the partner-environmental practice of those subjects. The reference for the theoretical presuppositions of the studies of the conscience, for the historical-cultural perspective is in psychology developed by Vigotski (1998 and 2001) that understands that psychic function as of social nature. As well as for Bakhtin (1991) that understands that the constitution of our conscience gives him in the constant debate of the subject with the physical and social middle that it involves it, that is to say, it is constituted in a partner-ideological phenomenon. The empiric research is composed of several stages: the first that intends to identify as the subjects involved in the Program are developing the proposals in its schools; the second involves the analyzes of the accomplished rising and selection of the schools/subjects to deepen study of the conscience and developed practices; the third stage contemplates the analyses of the obtained data, with the researchers' participation and students for the implementation of new curriculum studies and proposed of action for the relative communities to the presented subjects. The study of the conscience and partner-environmental practices close to the subjects intend to be developed by means of methodology that investigates the oral and written speech of the subjects on its perceptions, ideas and practices related to partner-environmental subjects of the I spill, by means of techniques used in researches of the qualitative type. In that way, observation of the daily practices should be prioritized, semi-shut questionnaires and glimpses with focal groups. The observations, interviews and questionnaires will be accomplished by the researcher. The data will be analyzed in the perspective of qualitative research, is tended in view the different materials for the construction of the data.

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