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Żeglarstwo morskie w oczach młodzieży – wyobrażenia, obawy i oczekiwania
Sailing the seas as perceived by youth – images, fears and expectations

Author(s): Miłosz Wawrzyniec Romaniuk, Joanna Łukasiewicz-Wieleba
Subject(s): School education, Social psychology and group interaction, Sociology of Education, Pedagogy
Published by: Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Keywords: adventure education; sail training; sailing;

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the results of research conducted among school children and youth between 12 and 19 years of age on their perceptions about sailing the high seas on a tall ship. The aim of the research was to find out if young people would like to take part in a school sailing cruise, as well as the motivators, fears, barriers and expectations they have relating to this. The study participants were 88 students from schools without a tradition of maritime activities and 61 students from the Krzysztof Baranowski School Under Sails, organised on the STS Pogoria sailing ship. The respondents provided written answers. The narrative of modern youth shows that despite the risks associated with negative models and limitations in the form of being accustomed to conveniences and an unwillingness to leave their comfort zone, they perceive such a cruise as an opportunity for self-development and treat it as a challenge that is worth taking. Girls were found to be more courageous in going beyond their own limits than boys.

  • Issue Year: 151/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 123-138
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish