1st Vocational School of Agioi Anargiroi - presentation for Vienna meeting (comenius)


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1st Vocational School of Agioi Anargiroi - presentation for Vienna meeting (comenius)

  2. 2. Our school OUR SCHOOL: a Vocational High School wich offers 5 specializations (mechanics, electricians, electrologists, nursery, informatics) -430 students (130 among them are foreigners, mainly from Albania) -60 teachers
  3. 3. Our school
  4. 4. Our team
  5. 5. Part 1
  6. 6. Let crisis inspire you React
  7. 7. Economic Crisis in our lives: An introduction and some statistics
  8. 8. HOW FINANCIAL CRISIS AND RECESSION HAS AFFECTED GREEK MIDDLE AND LOWER CLASS FAMILIES • The annual family income has been dramatically reduced • Huge tax burdens have been imposed on low incomes and families • Service cuts and declining quality in health, education and social care is the new reality • Unemployment rates raise to 29%
  9. 9. As a result some families ….. • cannot pay off their bank loan, their taxes or even the house mortgage or the rent • can’t afford expenses providing better health care for their families • can’t provide high level education to their children • Worry about the welfare of their children now and in the future
  10. 10. Parents feel • • • • • • • • • • • • disappointed weak underprivileged Inadequate stressed anxious frustrated angry Indifferent Passive depressed hopeless
  11. 11. HOW DO GREEKS FEEL • 59% believe that things will get worse in the following 2 years • Emotional chart: 3% pathetic,11% afraid,18% desperate,37% angry
  12. 12. Some of them can not cope with the problem Increasing rates of: • Home violence • Divorces • homeless people • Street violence • Alcoholism • Drug addicts • Racism • Suicides (Hellenic Statistical Authority)
  13. 13. Suicides in the first 5 months of 2011 have increased by 40% compared to the same period in 2010. 30% of the people who ended their lives were unemployed 7,1% public servants 5,6% private employees 6,5 free launchers 5,5% University students 4,5% students in secondary school 39,2% of unknown professional status (Hellenic Statistical Authority)
  14. 14. THE IMF SUICIDES It seems that suicides committed under the pressure of bad financial conditions is an international phenomenon first met in S. Korea in 1998 when the country asked for the financial support of the IMF (International Monetary Foundation). Many citizens lost their jobs and money as a result of the reforming policies imposed by the IMF and the rate of suicides increased by 45%..The term “IMF suicides” soon became international.
  15. 15. How do children feel during the economic crisis? • • • • • Do they share their parents feelings? How do they react? Do they still have dreams about their future? How can they confront their fears? How can they express their feelings?
  16. 16. What do the students think about the crisis... «…ζχω κουραςτεί και ςτενoχωρεκεί να βλζπω ανκρώπουσ να ηθτιανεφουν και να κοιμοφνται ςτο δρόμο, να μθν ζχουν να φάνε, ποιοσ κα τουσ βοθκιςει αυτοφσ;» “I’ m sick and tired of seeing everyday people begging and sleeping in the streets, not having anything to eat, who’ s gonna help them?”
  17. 17. “The crisis has stolen the smile from our faces. The normal would be to react, to rebel. Not violently, but with the right choices. To make the responsibles for all these to live a hell. Not with violence, but just rejecting them. But I’ m afraid that we will just stay idle in the couch, choosing again and again the same wrong people…” «…Η κρίςθ ςτθν Ελλάδα είναι μια κατάςταςθ ςτθν οποία ζχει κλαπεί το χαμόγελο από τα πρόςωπα των ανκρώπων. Η κανονικι αντίδραςθ που κα ζπρεπε να ζχουμε είναι να αντιδράςουμε, αρχισ γενομζνθσ να κάνουμε
  18. 18. “What upsets me more is that people are loosing themselves….may be that’ s the worst thing, they are loosing hope. A simple financial crisis could be easily overpassed, but something else is hidden behind that, and that scares me…” «…Αυτό που με ςτενoχωρεί περιςςότερο είναι ότι βλζπω ςυνανκρώπουσ μου να χάνουν τισ δουλειζσ τουσ, μετά απελπίηονται και χάνουν τον εαυτό τουσ. Ίςωσ αυτό είναι το χειρότερο, γιατί χάνεται θ ελπίδα ςτθ ηωι τουσ….μια απλι οικονομικι κρίςθ κα μποροφςε να ξεπεραςτεί εφκολα και χωρίσ ςτεναχώρια, όμωσ κάτι άλλο κρφβεται και ζχει γίνει ζτςι θ κοινωνία μασ, αυτό είναι που με φοβίηει. Η οικονομικι κρίςθ κα περάςει, όμωσ θ νοοτροπία που δθμιουργικθκε μζςα ςε αυτι κα παραμείνει.» *Ηλιάδθ, ΓΦ1+
  19. 19. “What I see is that parents are doing everything for their children, and the state does not let them make them happy…” «…Αυτό που βλζπω είναι ότι οι γονείσ κάνουν τα πάντα για τα παιδιά τουσ όμωσ το κράτοσ δεν τουσ αφινει να τα κάνουν ευτυχιςμζνα…
  20. 20. “I’ m trying to see a world in colors, but unfortunately I see only grey…” …Προςπακώ να δω τον κόςμο με χρώμα αλλά δυςτυχώσ τον βλζπω γκρι…» *Κλάρα}
  21. 21. Don’t keep me at the door First of all what we’ll say is between you and me Come on now, you know me Life soothes the craven so it is difficult to express yourself in difficult times. Locked myself in my mold from now on and I don’t ask to get out Because I’m afraid of the world outside I got used to the bars surrounding me Around school, around work, around the garden. Let’s focus on the facts I see misery in the streets and wonder: how the privileged ones can sing while hanging their laundry on the rope Marianna St.
  22. 22. Answering a questionnaire at school • 1. How much did the crisis affect you? • • • • • • a. a lot b. enough c. not much d. not at all • 2. How did the crisis affected your family? • • • • • a. b. c. d. e. f. g h • • • • Both my parents have lost their job One of my parents has lost his job One (at least) member of the family had to emigrate (in the country or abroad) to find a job Our financial situation is bad My parents may times don't give me money anymore Several times we eat thanks to the common organized by the church or other organizations We have limited our daily shopping to the absolutely necessary The crisis did not affect us at all OTHER • 3. How did the crisis affect you personally? • • • • • • • • • • • a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l I worry about the future There is a lot of tension in the family There is violence all around me I had to quit many things I used to love I feel insecure I feel scared I feel angry I feel frustrated I feel injustice I feel more optimist than before I realized that I have to lean on my own OTHER
  23. 23. • • 4. How did the crisis affect people generally? • • • • • • a. They became more indifferent b. They became more passive c. They became more aggressive d. They became more suspicious e. Now they care more for one each other. other • 5. Before the crisis, I was thinking that after finishing school I woul d… • • • • • • a. find a good job b. study c. be unemployed d. marry and have a family of my own e. go abroad to work or study other • 6. Now, I am thinking that when I finish school I will • • • • • • a find a good job b. study c. be unemployed d. marry and have a family of my own e. go abroad to work or study other • 7. Who do you believe is responsible for the crisis? • • • • • • • • • a. The politicians b. democracy c. the syndicat representatives d. The immigrants that have come to greece e. the governments f. European Union g. The Germans h. The world conspiracy wanting to destroy Hellenism and the Orthodox curch i. Ourselves • Other
  24. 24. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8. Do you believe that if you emigrate abroad you will face a racist behaviour? YES NO 9. Which of the following statements describe best your point of view? a. we ate it all together b. Europeans are envious of us because we are the best c. We' ve got to bend the head and don' t ask for more d. I want the immigrants out, they contaminate our country e. Greeks are racists f. Greeks are not racists g. Just to have a job, that' s all I want even if I get paid only 200 euros per month
  25. 25. Results • 42% of our students are in a very bad financial condition • 31% have a parent who has lost his/her job
  26. 26. Results • 63% of them worry about their future • 37% feel angry or frustrated • 31% have realised that they cannot depend on the State anymore • 60% think that people have become more aggressive and violent • 32% of them believe that they can find a good job after graduating (before crisis 54% believed the same)
  27. 27. Results • 26% are determined to go to College (46% before crisis) • 35% have decided to emigrate (16% before) • Only 6% thought they would be unemployed before crisis ( now 28% of students are pessimistic about finding a job after graduation)
  28. 28. Results • 71% think that politicians are responsible for the financial crisis. • 51% believe they will face racist behavior if they live as immigrants abroad
  29. 29. Some more numbers • 77% of the homeless Athenians are men • 54% are Greek and 48% immigrants • 24% have no family • 61% are drug addicts • 76% are between 26 and 75 • 20000 people are supported by the Municipality of Athens which provides food , clothes and a place to sleep
  30. 30. Numbers are devastating…………
  31. 31. But always keep in mind that WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS, NOT NUMBERS
  32. 32. the role of school
  33. 33. School against crisis • Encourages optimism and fresh ideas
  34. 34. School against crisis • Stimulates creativity
  35. 35. (Our students…. recycling and creating)
  36. 36. School against crisis • Inspires
  37. 37. School against crisis • Fights violence, hostility, racism and bullying
  38. 38. Art against crisis
  39. 39. ART helps us • Express our feelings, our fears, our hopes, our dreams • Communicate and share • Change ourselves and change the others’ point of view
  40. 40. ART against crisis of A Reaction Tool
  41. 41. Our visit to Athens Biennale AGORA
  42. 42. GREEK MODERN ART IN THE TIMES OF CRISIS Many modern greek artists, such as Stelios Faitakis, deal with the contemporary situation. Athens streets nowadays are a real laboratory for many talented graffiti artists.
  43. 43. KEY WORDS We think it’ s important to RE-DEFINE and talk about: -DEMOCRACY -FREEDOM -PROTEST and PARTICIPATION -EUROPEAN UNION -….
  44. 44. Part 2
  46. 46. MOBILITIES
  47. 47. Our trip to Vienna, Austria • We are excited about our trip to Vienna • Our students are also enthusiastic even though they know they won’t participate in this first meeting • Their enthusiasm inspired us to give them some further information about Vienna and more specifically about periods of crisis in its recent history
  48. 48. Vienna during 1857 to 1919 1857 City walls are demolished to make way for the creation of the monumental architecture of the Ringsrasse 1900 Vienna becomes the center of art nouveau movement through the association with Otto Wagner and other artists called Vienna’s Secession 1910-1914 Vienna’s population breaks the two million barrier,the greatest it has ever been . The rate is mainly due to exceptionally high immigration numbers-the majority of immigrants were czechs-.
  49. 49. 1914-1918 WWI rumbles through Europe and Vienna experiences shortage of food and clothes . War induced inflation destroys the income of many middle class Viennese. 1918 Austrian Republic is declared . Austrian flag too. 1919 The treaty of S. Germain is signed . The Social Democrats take control of the Vienna City Council marking a period known as Rose Wien (Red Vienna)
  50. 50. Viennese coffee shops: places where writers, poets, philosophers, artists meet Café Central
  51. 51. Peter Altenberg poet 1859-1919 Peter Altenberg (pen name of Richard Engländer) was born in 1859 in Vienna and died there in 1919. He studied law and medicine. Book dealer, freelance writer, prominent member of the Viennese coffee house scene, bohemian. Discovered by Arthur Schnitzler in 1894, appreciated by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Karl Kraus. One of the main proponents of Viennese Impressionism. Master of short, aphoristic stories based on close observation of everyday life events./ Peter Altenberg portrait by Gustav Jagerspacher 1909, watercolour and pastel applied wet on woven cream paper applied to board
  52. 52. Peter Altenberg My Ideals The adagios in Beethoven's violin sonatas. The voice and laughter of Klara and Franzi Panhans. Speckled tulips. Franz Schubert. Asparagus by itself, spinach, fried potatoes, Carolina rice, crackers. Knut Hamsun. The intelligence, the soul of Paula Sch. The blue “Kuhn 201” nib. The spice sauce “Cat-sup”. My room, no. 33, in the Graben Hotel, Dorotheergasse, Vienna, First District. The looks of A. M. Lakes Gmunden and Wolfgang. The full-sized swimming pool in Vöslau. The Schneeberg railroad. Boxed Mondsee cheese, curdsy and young. Sole, pikeperch, young pike, whitefish. Money. Hansy Klausecker, thirteen years old. • (Meine Ideale, from the collection Nachfechsung, 1916)
  53. 53. Poems addressed to Peter Altenberg My ideals • • • • • • • • • • • • Colorful make up Grandmas food A call for evening coffee My favorite sport A good advice Unique memories Unexpected news Your song on the radio Surpassing a barrier A smile from your closest human being Having fun without money D.R.E.A.M.S….. Christina V.
  54. 54. Poems addressed to Peter Altenberg My ideals Stars like diamonds on the sky Ice cream, chocolate and cake fried potatoes (Undoubtedly) My cute teddy bear Family, friends and my boyfriend My dog My neighborhood, my school, my village My MP3’s,my colorful pen, my camera My room, my books, my diary My perfume, my earrings Jackets, funny boots and blue jeans Helen A.
  55. 55. Poems addressed to Peter Altenberg My ideals Keep smiling when everything goes wrong Hanging out with a friend Buying a pair of jeans that you love A walk on the beach all alone A friend trying to make you feel better when you are blue Singing a song aloud and Let the world be Drinking a hot cup of chocolate on a rainy day The taste of ice cream on the hottest summer day Keep dreaming big Push a little harder when you are about to give up A kiss of a loving person “I miss you” when you need to hear it “I love you” when you mean it A hug the time you want it Keep your mind open And most of all BE YOURSELF, BE UNIQUE Danae L.
  56. 56. Walking on a long beach. Kings of Leon, Rolling Stones. Shamen Doherty. Pasta, fries, pizza, cheeseburger, mousakas, chocolate. Constance M.Burges’ serial. My city Ilion, Athens. Greece Antonis Tritsis Park. Souvlaki from Fantastico spot (recently closed). Get Greece out of crisis. Go to College, be an expert of IST Antonis
  57. 57. BIUTIFUL……ATHENS We saw the Spanish film It had a great impact on our students Here are some of their comments: “I thought that illegal immigrants were only in Greece” “Athens looks the same” “So, crisis and poverty can inspire an artist” “At first I thought the film was cynical but soon I realised it was a humanistic ode “
  58. 58. Ismini’s portfolio
  59. 59. to be continued………..