Restorative culture in school. Continuation of discussion



The article deals with the lack of effective ways of building relationships, parenting responsibility and conflict solving in the school community. It is addressed to the whole school community – to the administration, psychologists and social workers, to the faculty, parents and students. We discuss the key concepts and principles of “restorative culture” and the reasons for its introduction in educational institutions. The restorative culture refers to activities on formation and spread of interpersonal relations value in the aspect of its understanding, trust, acceptance of active responsibility, separation of problems and subjects, and focus on the successful experience. We briefly discuss the theory of restorative justice and narrative practice. Particular attention is paid to the typical methods of school response to conflicts, and to zero-tolerance policy. We propose that the school community needs a number of specific technologies that would optimally suit for different types of situations and would constitute a part of the system.

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Keywords: innovative educational technology, restorative culture in school, narrative approach, school reconciliation office, restorative approach

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Pentin A.A. Restorative culture in school. Continuation of discussion [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 28–36. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060105. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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A. A. Pentin, психолог, сотрудник отдела работы с правонарушениями несовершеннолетних, научный сотрудник лаборатории социальных и психологических проблем взросления, Центра социально-психологической адаптации и развития подростков «Перекресток», Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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