|This program was written in 1998; it was modified in January,
2002, according to new needs and circumstances.
In the first chapter we find some words by the students of Belvárosi
Tanoda Secondary School. They speak about the differences between
this school and the schools they attended before. They tell they
feel in safe at this school because of its genuine atmosphere, where
the staff pays attention to each student as individual, where the
support and whish to help decide the attitude of the teachers.
The next chapter deals with the genesis of the Tanoda, its values
and its results, the frames of its work.
Later we can read about the students, as main users of the "services"
of the school: they mostly are marginalized young people, fighting
with different life troubles, such as, among others, the lack of
self-knowledge and self-confidence, the lack of safe relations with
adults, the lack of perspectives, the eager need of help and love,
the loneliness and in many cases the addiction.
In the next part there is a detailed description of the structure,
method and ways of operation of the school: the work with pairs
(case management), the learning program worked out according to
the needs of the student, the contract system, the principal rules
of the school and the structure of the subjects.
The forms of education in the Belvárosi Tanoda Secondary School
are subjects of changes, according to the changing needs of youth;
now there is the so called Complex Department, where the education
takes place in the regular daily or in corresponding system, and
the Station Education program, which is specialized mainly for
education of drug-addicts, just recovered addicts and young people
with criminal guidance, that is, for more serious cases.
Beside the forms of education there are other forms of care:
the Tanoda Club and the Tanoda Duty. There is close connection
between the different forms of care; the teacher-helpers strive
to create a good relation with parents as well.
The whole system the Belvárosi Tanoda Foundation can be characterized
by staff-work. This is even the way of leading the Foundation
and its different sub-systems.
The Belvárosi Tanoda Secondary School has wide range of outside
contacts; among others the Ministry of Education, the local authorities
of Budapest, the Soros Foundation, the Alternative Pedagogical
Workshop, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Lao Amici Foundation
and some high schools and universities must be mentioned are collaborative
As an after-word, it is restated, that deviancy - according to
understanding based on personal experiences of the Tanoda - can
be successfully treated in the framework of helping attitude,
with specially trained professionals, in person-centered way,
reacting all the symptoms of deviancy at one place, at the place,
where it appears.