Life Projects of High School Young Students and School

2018-12-26T06:35:00Z (GMT) by Ana Maria Klein Valeria Amorim Arantes

Abstract: This paper deals with the perception of high school students about the contribution that school experiences can bring to their life projects. We take as references philosopher Ortega y Gasset's concept of design, and that of purpose, as formulated by William Damon. Three hundred and five high school students from the city of São Paulo participated in this study. The qualitative approach (content analysis and formulation of categories) respected the participants' perceptions. The results show that 81% of students believe that the school contributes to their life projects mainly through activities in the classroom.