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ERIC Number: EJ808014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
An Introduction of a Whole School Pastoral Care Approach: Circle Time
Bulut, M. Sencer
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v27 p50-58 2004
With the realisation of the importance that self-esteem has as a central role in children's success in school and furthermore for their future in the work place and their personal lives, educators identified some systems, which can be integrated into school life, that target self-esteem and social and emotional skills. One such model is Circle Time, a proactive Pastoral Care system that is based on boosting self-esteem and personal-emotional-social skills (PES) and therefore life skills. This review focuses upon this pro-active approach within the pastoral care curriculum, which has been gaining ground recently: Circle Time, a system that gives all parties within the school community opportunities to develop their self-esteem and PES. This review will concern itself with introducing the concept, descriptions of the possible application of Circle Time within Turkish schools and the possible advantages of this approach for schools. Furthermore this review will discuss the need for pre-service and in-service education for the application of Circle Time within Turkish schools.
Hacettepe University. Faculty of Education, Beytepe, Ankara 06800, Turkey. Tel: +90-312-2978583; Fax: +90-312-2992083; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey