Research shows what children mean by the word solidarity

What it is, what it is, is part of an extensive study promoted by the Education for Kindness and Generation (EGG) platform to help Brazilian children understand how to use certain words such as kindness, generosity, solidarity, diversity, sustainability, respect and citizenship. To deal with so that these words gain more practical meaning to the new generation, at home and at school.

This edition, focusing on solidarity, surveyed 73 children aged 1 to 13 in all regions of the country. Below are the results of that vote:

“Help” is the most frequent synonym, where 89% of children use the meaning of “help” to explain solidarity, 49% refer to it. Among the other positive words were verbal words like “kindness”, “doing good”, “loving”, “affection and care”, “being kind”, “giving” and “being happy”. The term “help” was mentioned by 83% of participants, of whom 67% were boys and 75% who said “love” and “affection” were girls.

In positive citations, instead of explanations or synonyms, 7% of the answers report with situations where children identify solidarity (segmentation, evaluation, teaching, preparation, construction, security).

Negative misconceptions about “being alone” occur with 11% of children, mostly 6- to 9-year-olds and 80% of students with the private school system, have a distorted notion of the word, which confuses “being alone” and “being” alone. , Due to possible auditory error.

The study already addresses recommendations for teachers and families involved in developing children’s socio-economic and social-transformational skills:

For Marina Pechlivanis, creator of the education platform for generosity and generosity, to incorporate the concept of solidarity, it should only be spoken, if not practiced, as Marina explained, “it is often necessary to describe” solidarity “verbally and the meaning of the word. Give an example so that it makes sense to children; to be an example for children, at school or at home, gestures of solidarity “

To avoid negative association, due to the phonetic resemblance to the word “solitary”, some actions can be taken to avoid word and semantic confusion between words, such as creating a “memory game or tongue twister that could create new jargon; for example:” Is not lonely “, and thus, strengthens the source of the word, distinguishes it. And identifies the works of solidarity in everyday life and in the film, creating real examples for children”.

The qualitative method was studied through an online questionnaire, which, from September to December 2021, captured the meanings produced in the narrative using speech analysis. The proposal of the family members responsible for the participants was to ask the children: “What is solidarity?”, And record the results without editing.

What it is, what it is: solidarity

It is part of a broader study promoted by the Education for Kindness and Generation platform to understand how Brazilian children understand the concepts that are part of our seven principles: kindness, generosity, solidarity, diversity and sustainability, respect and citizenship.

Education for generosity and generosity

The first Brazilian education platform for kindness and generosity offers systematic solutions for different audiences. For schools, the method with 26 lesson plans in addition to courses and prizes has been adopted from the famous Learning to Give and adapted to the new BNCC. Practical classes for families, including videos, reading and activities. For young social leaders, the opportunity for events and connections and visibility. For society, unpublished studies and research on children and young people. For the company, the human development dynamics for the training program. All free, complex, welcome and accessible, and based on the seven principles of education for generosity, generosity, sustainability, solidarity, diversity, respect and citizenship, which are the 7 principles of education for kindness and generosity (7 PEGG). Sponsors include Instituto Mol and Movimento Bem Maior.



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