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3 CONTENTS Alumni Association News Page 4 Bizim Tepe Sayfa 6 In the News Students Page 8 Page 15 Faculty Nedim Göknil RC Yük'65 reminesces with Dorothy İz Page 18 Cover Celebrity Survey Results Annual Giving Page 20 Page 27 Memories Tahsin Pamir RC Yük'65 recounts the "Lucky Luke and the Daltons" days. Page 28 Söyleşi Kâzime Beygirci ACG'67, Ester Ruso ACG'67 ile söyleşti. Sayfa 30 Reunions Alumni News Questionnaire Page 33 Page 41 Page 46 oyalties are often difficult to explain and loyalty to one's school is no exception. Yet, loyalty is more than an empty concept. The fact that it is a tangible reality is attested to by the loyalty of RC alumni which is one of the school's greatest assets. The Annual Giving Campaign which is moving to the conclusion of its second year will succeed because of the loyalty of its graduates (p. 27). As you know, this campaign relies on individual gifts. Large or small, the fact that every Kolejli gives something back to the school every year, has meant the establishment of a substantial source of support for the Robert College of today and tomorrow. The Annual Giving Report for the school year scheduled for publication in October will honor the names of each and every donor. A major gift received from another loyal friend, was in the form of a corporate gift from Phillip Morris Co., a leading company in three large industries tobacco, food and beer. A check of 25 million TL presented to Headmaster Dawe by Mark Duerst, General Manager of EPSAS a Phillip Morris subsidiary has given the campaign a new dimension. Other companies that have contributed by way of a corporate gift include Plastas, and Pfizer. We gratefully acknowledge their valuable support, and invite others to join the cause. Leylâ Aktay Alumni and Development Office Yayın Kurulu: Suay Aksoy RC Yük'72, Leylâ Aktay RC'72. Deniz Alphan ACG'67. Nuri Çolakoğlu RA'63 Cahit Düzel RA'65. Evin ilyasoğlu ACG'69. Nursuna Memecan RC'75. Sema Özsoy ACG'67 Mete Taşkıran RC'55. Alumni Journal published quarterly by the RC Alumni & Development Office for 7000 members of the RC community-graduates, students, faculty, administration, parents and friends. Sahibi Nihal PULAT Yayınlayan Mart Ajans Robert College P.O. Box 1 Arnavutköy-istanbul Tel: RCQ, SUMMER
4 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS The flickering candles, the cool breeze and warm friendship ties gave the traditional Midsummer Night's Dream Ball a truly dream-like quality (above). The Alumni Association is happy to be organizing various events to bring alumni together (on the right). Share the Dream The night of the 31 st of July was like a dream come true. The weather was beautiful and still and the atmosphere of Çubuklu added to the magical quality. The cocktails were at 8 pm and by the time we were seated and dinner was served it was 10 pm. The disco music was very inviting and kept people on the dance floor until 2:00 in the morning. Among the nearly 300 alumni and friends that night there was a group of 25 alumni celebrating their 40 th year and it was a pleasure to see a small group of very recent graduates, the class of '89, there also. The most exciting moment of the night was when the lottery was drawn for grand prizes RCQ like Arcelik's newest model refrigerator and a Pan Am plane ticket to New York City. Vecahat Sizrriazoglu ACG'52 ex., was the lucky person who added a brand new fridge to her kitchen while Nuran Günden Aslan ACG'58 ex., won the ticket which will transport her to the Big Apple. Summer, in Istanbul go by fast and SO it was that another Midsummer Night's Ball came to an end. We are looking forward to the next one in Day Trips Gain in Popularity On May 23 rd the first spring tour organized by the alumni Association was to Atabay Motel in Eskihisar owned by Nur Atabay ACG'56and her brother Bülent Atabay
5 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS The traditional Alumni Association tea for new graduates has always been a fun way for the older alumni to welcome new ones into their midst. An hours bus ride from Levent took the 28 participants to Eskihisar where a wonderful lunch had been prepared in the garden. This was followed by a tour of the newly restored house of Osman Hamdi Bey which also contains various photographs of his paintings. Tea was taken at a typically oldfashioned cafe by the sea and no one knew how the day had flown by when the trip was over at 6 pm. The second trip during the spring months was to Sapanca (Masukiye). A wonder of nature, secluded and quiet, it was a pleasure to sit under the big trees, among the flowers and enjoy lunch together. Of the 34 participants we were especially happy to have Mayda Mimar ACG'27 among us on both trips. Mayda Mimar says if the Alumni Association had not organized these trips she would not have been able to see such interesting places. Hopefully, more of our alumni friends and family Somehow everything tastes and feels nicer when in the presence of friends and Mother Nature. will join us and take advantage of these opportunities. Meanwhile in Ankara, the social committee branch at work there organized a day trip to Safranbolu. With its narrow roads, magnificient old homes, mosques, bazaar, markets, its traditions and folklore, Safranbolu is one of the cities reflecting the structure of the ancient Turkish society. The participating alumni were in awe of the centuries old, silent yet impressive architecture. The visit was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we all look forward to the next one. Alumni Host Tea for New Alumni The Alumni Association gave the class of 1990 their traditional tea on the shady porch of Marble SUMMER Hall. Lycee Director Ayfer Yeniçağ and Headmaster Harry Dawe were present at the occasion. The president of the association Engin Asal gave a short speech and congratulated the new graduates. The association later presented the young adults with the gift of one year free membership to the association as well as a baseball cap stamped with the Rf loon PLEASE NOTE The membership dues for the Alumni Association is not included in the dues paid to Bizim Tepe and must be paid separately to the Alumni Office. For more information please call Nevin Torkak at /308.
6 BiziM TEPE izim Tepe'ye bu yıl üye olan ve mezuniyet yılları RC 79-'90 arasında değişen 300'ü aşkın genç mezun için BT havuz başında "Welcome Party" yapıldı. Yeni ve eski üyeleri kaynaştıran, uzun süredir birbirinden uzak kalan arkadaşları yeniden bir araya getiren bu gecede üyeler, ılık bir yaz gecesinin keyfini yaşadılar. Tatil yöresi değil, Bizim Tepe s ıcak İstanbul günleri Bizim Tepe'nin havuzu başında oldukça serin geçiyor. Üyeler, bir yandan güneşlenip havuzda serinlerken, diğer yandan da açık havada artan iştahlarını BT'nin spesiyal hamburger ve tostlarıyla bastırıyorlar. Ayrıca, çay saatinde havuz başında sunulan birbirinden lezzetli pastalar, kağıt helvalı dondurma, buz gibi karpuz, haşlanmış mısır ve çocukların sevgilisi hazır paket dondurmalar herkesin zevkine göre... Şehir gürültüsünden, çılgın kalabalıktan uzakta, sayfiyedeymiş gibi hissedebilirsiniz kendinizi... RCQ, SUMMER
7 BÍZÍM TEPE Tenis Briç Turnuvası sonuçlandı R aks Spor Kulübü ile Bizim Tepe tarafından düzenlenen 5.Boğaziçi Tenis - Briç Mixed Turnuvası'nda şampiyon olanlara ödül ve kupaları verildi. 26 Mayıs'da başlayan ve bir ay süren turnuvada tenis birinciliğini Meltem ve Haluk Özmerzifon, Ayşe ve Tunç Baysal, İnci Sarıok ve Can Karapınar ekibi kazandı. Briçte ise Melih Özdil, Ahmet Dedehayır, Mehmet Tüm konukların hoşça vakit geçirdiği 5.Boğaziçi Tenis - Briç Mixed Turnuvası ödül töreni Bizim Tepe'de yapıldı Sırıklıoğlu, Yılmaz Güzelbay, Sam ve Ayşegül Gattenia'dan kurulu Özdil takımı birinciliğe ulaştı. Tenis - Briç mixed birinciliğini Ferihan Göksu, Mesut Karadeniz, Nezih Kırbaç, İsmail Cebi, Günhan Türker, Cem İncesulu, Surkay Resmor ekibi elde ederken briçte şampiyon olan Özdil takımı ikinci oldu. Derece alanların ödülleri Bizim Tepe'de törenle verildi. Şirin bir köy var uzakta RCQ, SUMMER Bizim Tepe'nin asırlık ağaçlarının güvenli gölgesi altında 4-12 yaş arası mezun çocukları yaz günlerini geçiriyorlar. Bizim Köy'de yaratıcı el sanatları, hafif sporlar ve yüzme gibi eğitici faaliyetlerle "oynayarak öğrenelim" anlayışı yaşatılıyor. Tecrübeli öğretmenler nezaretindeki bu programa tüm mezun çocukları katılabiliyor.
8 IN THE NEWS Trustees on Campus Trustees host cocktail for faculty and meet with seat donors in a "Sneak Preview" of the new theater. It was that time of the year again when the nonresident trustees of RC visited the campus and met to discuss issues concerning our school. A full schedule of committee meetings, board meetings, visiting classes, touring the new buildings and working lunches and dinners kept the trustees busy during their week in Istanbul. On May 21, at Bizim Tepe, the trustees hosted a cocktail dinner for the faculty and staff of RC at which over drinks and dinner, members of the board and faculty got a chance to mingle informally. The Chairman of the Board, Rodney Wagner, took this opportunity to thank the faculty for their hard work and dedication which plays such a vital role in making RC what it is today. During the same week, trustees met with theater seat donors for a "sneak preview" of the new RC theater to be named for Suna Kıraç. The evening started with drinks at the colorful foyer decorated with RC students' art work. The guests then went in to take their seats and get ready for an evening of student performances. This was not a formal theater opening but rather an opportunity created to give the trus- Seû? donors Ayşe Kulin, Tanju and Ayda Köseoğlu (right), Feyyaz Berker, inan Kıraç, Rodney Wagner and Suna Kıraç at the "Sneak Preview" cocktail (below). tees a glimpse of what the theater was like and to show the seat donors what their valuable contributions had achieved - a brand new theater with the capacity to seat 550 people. RC Orta and Lycee students displayed their wide range of talent from singing madrigals to acting Shakespeare, dancing Turkish folklore, performing a Turkish play, chanting rhymes and putting on musicals. The lycee musical performed was also written and composed by the students. It was a successful night and guests enjoyed the wide range of artistic talent on stage. It looks like RC will resume to raise stage artists as the new theater will certainly be most inspirational. 1? RCQ, SUMMER
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10 RC Alumni Make Headlines Alp Yalman RC'59, Nuri golakoglu RA'62 and Ahmet Levendoglu RA'64 have been highly successful in the world of sport, business and entertainment. Three alumni have made a splash recently... All three are big successes in their own spheres, and well known to the general public. One is a high-flying businessman also committed to a leading soccer club, another the general director of a private television company emerging as competition to TRT and Magic Box and the third, a versatile actor/director reclaiming the stage. Alp Yalman RC'59, is vice president oftatko, a family business, and at the same time president of Galatasaray, one of Turkey's oldest and most established clubs, supported by thousands of fans. Yalman has succeeded in combining two completely separate activities and is employing his economic knowledge to impose a new economic model on the club. Although he complains that "Running a club is harder than running a company," his attachment to Galatasaray remains just as strong. Nuri Colakoglu RA'62, formerly vice-president of TRT is now General Director of International Television (INTV) which will broadcast in coded signals. He is a perfectionist whose objective is a well established infrastructure. "We are obliged to set an accurate and realistic target for both Turkey and European broadcasters abroad," he says, announcing that once the infrastructure is complete the station will get on the air. After graduating from RA in 1964, Ahmet Levendoglu studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the UK and is currently a drama teacher in addition to his own multifaceted acting career. After an absence of about nine years, he has returned to the limelight acting in several recent television series, and has directed as well as performed in the current production of "Betrayal" I Ahmet Levendoglu RA'64 (above). Alp Yalman RC'59 (left) and Nuri Colakoglu RA'62 (right) have recently been in the public eye for many achievements in their respective fie RCQ, SUMMER
11 "BİR YERDE BEKO VARSA, ORADA TECRÜBE VARDIR, TEKNOLOJİ VARDIR, İNSANA SAYGI VARDIR'.' TEKNOLOJİ BİRİKİMDİR, YENİLİKTİR, İNSANLIĞA ÇAĞDAŞ VE KONFORLU ÜRÜNLER SUNMAK, YAŞAMI DEĞİŞTİRMEKTİR,.. BEKO TELEVİZYON, YILLARIN BİRİKİMİNİ YENİ TEKNOLOJİLERLE BULUŞTURAN BİR TECRÜBENİN ÜRÜNÜ,,. GÜCÜNÜ VE YARATICILIĞINI, İNSANIN HİZMETİNE SUNAN BİR TEKNOLOJİNİN ÖDÜLÜDÜR. BEKO TELEVİZYON, HER AYRINTISIYLA KALİTELİ VE MÜKEMMEL... HER YÖNÜYLE ÜSTÜN VE FARKLIDIR, BEKO DAİMA FARKI YARATIR, FARKLIYI YAŞATIR. TECRÜBESİYLE, TEKNOLOJİSİYLE... Beko TELEVİZYON "Teknolojinin o d u I u
12 ARCELIK, T SERİSİ BUZDOLÂPLARINA BİR YENİSİNİ DAHA EKLİYOR: 4 YILDIZI! (TROPİKAL) SOĞUTMA GÜCÜ: 4 yıldızlı (tropikal} soğutma gücü, uluslararası standartlara göre, aş sıcaklık +43 C İken derin dondurucuda en az I8 C soğukluk sağlayan yüksek performanstır. ^yoco, en az 5 kiloluk bütün bir eti en fazla 24 saatte en iç noktasına kadar döndürebilme özelliği olarak tanımlanır. 325-T/W7 soğutma gücü, bu rakamların çok üstünde olduğu için, rahatça ''troptkal-ötesi'' atye nitelendirilebilir. ^"32$f, Türkiye'nin sıcak Hm şonionndo 4 yıldızlı soğutma gücü sağlayabilmesi için özel kompresör ve özel ısı izolasyonuyla donatılmıştır. /» kaybı minimumdur. OaAo ekonomiktir. SOĞUK DUVAK TEKNOLOJİSİ: Isı kaybını en aza indirerek maksimum tasarruf sağlayan en yeni buzdolabı teknolojisidir. Bu teknolojide ana bölmedeki soğutucular (evoporatörj arka duvann gerisine gömülmüştür. Arka duvar tümüyle soğutucu yüzey görevi yapar. Bu nedenle 32ST'nin iç görünümü daha estetiktir. BUILT-IN (GÖMME) KULLANIM ÖZELLİĞİ: Arkasındaki kondenser özel bölmesine gömülü olduğu için mutfak duvarına çok yakın yerleştirilebilir. Hava akımı kapı altındaki özel bölümden sağlanır. DİÖEK ÜSTÜNLÜKLERİ: ^Gövde ve kapı raffan istendiği gibi ayarlanabik^kapılan mutfağın durumuna göre istenen taraftan takılabilir. ^-Mıknatıslı kapı contalan özeldir. Maksimum izolasyon sağlar.
13 Kalitesi üstün. Tasarımı çağdaş. Boyutları küçük. Soğutma gücü tropikal. Derin dondurucusu 67 litre kapasiteli. Toplam iç hacmi 257litre. Yalnız yaşayanlar, kalabalık olmayan aileler için ideal. Size en yakın Ar çelik Yetkili Satıcısına uğrayın, T yi yakından tanıyın. 325-T. Sizin için, gelecekten. Arçelik'ten.
14 Ali Akman (Ersu Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı): Başarısını, çalışmalarında gösterdiği titizliğe ve yaratıcılığa bağlıyor... Kongre Merkezi, KLASSİS1990 Klassıs'in Kongre Mcrkczi uluslararası standartlarda daha saygın, daha kusursuz ve konforlu toplantılarınız için hizmetinizde... Değişik yerleştirme düzenlemelerine sahip dört ayrı salonu kişiye hizmet veren kendine özgü mutfağı ve her türlü ek Daha geniş bilgi ve rezervasyon: toplantılara açık geniş lobisi ile tüm seminer, konferans, kongre gibi toplantılariniz kokteyl ve dügün davetleriniz için
15 Grand Finale for Young Graduates Orta graduates rounded off the year with traditional Maze Day festivities, their Annual Ball and Graduation ceremony while the Lyceé 3's revived "77", danced the night away at their ball and took a big step towards the future. Ayşe Odman could not hide her excitement as she received her prize from Engin Asal (above) According to many spectators, the 123rd Lycee graduation ceremony held on June 10,1990 was one of the most moving and sincere ones in the past years. The maturity reflected in the faces of the graduating students was worth seeing. It seemed as though in one day the LIII class had suddenly become grown-up ladies and gentlemen. Math department head Whitman Shepard gave a "super" speech as described by the audience, in which he gave advice to the young graduates. RCQ, SUMMER
16 Following this, Headmaster Harry Dawe also voiced his sentiments. Lycee Director Ayfer Yeniçağ handed out award plaques to the most deserving students and Ayşe Odman received the admiration of everyone as she was called on stage for most of the awards. Özlenen Kalav ACG'67 was this year's guest speaker. Now the vice-president in a leading foreign bank operating in Turkey she emphasized the need for the graduates to be responsible individuals to themselves, to their community and to their country. Closing remarks were made by student speaker Ahmet Uysal. He charmed the audience with his easy manner and original speech accompanied by the strains of Rodriquez's Guitar Concerto. He animatedly described their seven years at RC and concluded his words by addressing his friends going abroad to study. He urged them to go but also to return to their country which so badly needs talented people like themselves. As the Alma Mater was sung with shiny eyes, another graduation ceremony had come to an end and young talent were sent out to the world to continue living and learning. 135 young and beautiful people from the Class of'90 gathered to celebrate a new beginning and share the mixed feelings of their last dinner together, that is, last dinner until their first reunion rolls around! At the graduation ball held on June 7, Saturday, the young adults shared the night with proud families and faculty. Once decorative balloons were let loose that special night, they each took a different path as will all these young graduates. However, some fundamentals will remain the same,ii RC; a unique sense of unity and close bonds of friendship. Both RC graduation celebrations at BT were lively and enjoyable occasions. The graduates sang, danced the horon and cut their graduation cakes. Plenty of photographs were taken as souveniers of these happy events. The Orta Class of '90 graduated this year with a ceremony held on June 7, with proud parents, family and friends present to applaud them. Orta Director George Damon was absent due to an operation on his ankle tendon and therefore was unable to make a speech. The opening speech by Headmaster Harry Dawe was followed by the introduction of next years Lycee I students and the presentation of awards. The Director's Service award went to Hande Giilen while Eda Kemahlioglu received an award for the highest grade point average. Bob and Eva Forsgren who were P.E. and Math teachers at RC for the past 4 years were the guest speakers of the day. As they will be leaving Istanbul to open a new page in their life, students, administration and faculty were very sorry to have to bid farewell. The moving ceremony was fol lowed by a reception in front of Barton HALL AND THERE WERE A LOT OF TEARY goodbyes said as students and teachers ended yet another chapter in the education process at RC. The Orta 3 class of 1990 graduated on June 7, but had already started celebrating the occasion earlier with their annual ball sponsored by the Parents Association, the Parents Club and held at Bizim Tepe on June 2, Saturday. Unexpected rainy weather The Forsgrens who will be teaching in Taiwan next year will be missed.
17 Even though it was different from the 77 days organized in the old but golden days, the class of 90 hope they will be remembered for having revived this tradition and that it will continue in the coming years. The traditional Maze Day Festival was as exuberant as ever. The show put on by the graduating Orta 3's was top-rate and received loud applause. An afternoon of song and dance, jokes and imitations of teachers, filled the maze on the traditional "Maze Day" festivities. Usually held on the last day of school and prepared and performed by the graduating Orta 3 class this colorful afternoon is a great way to view young talent all together having fun while being fun for others! Under the guidance of their chemistry teacher Rahel Cikvasvili and with the special appearance of English teacher Gerard Kennedy, the Orta 3 class entertained a very large audience composed of faculty, staff, parents, fellow classmates and Lycee students. forced them inside for dinner but cocktails were served around the pool. Yellow and white was the theme of the decorations and the parents and faculty wore yellow carnations on their lapels. Dinner was followed by speeches given by the president of the Parents Club, Gülsevil Nalbantoğlu ACG'67 and Headmaster Harry Dawe. The Orta Director, George Damon, sent greetings from home as he was recovering from an operation due to an injury sustained while playing mini-football with the Orta's! Merve Mısırlı (Orta 3) played the piano for her classmates and while the boys asked their mothers to the dance floor the girls were in the arms of their fathers. The dark blue of the pool reflected faces of a happy crowd, celebrating until the early hours of the new day. 77 was a traditional carnival organized by the senior class 77 days before their graduation. According to the alumni who celebrated 77 back in the old days, the fun started out with a parade then continued with various "şaklabanlıklar" and ended with a dress-ball at night. The class of '90 decided to revive this tradition after it had been laid to rest for many years. Originally, 77 had been the source of many wild and crazy happenings like painting the teachers and throwing bed springs out of windows!! However, since permission to revive the 77 spirit needed a lot of convincing to get, it was decided that this year 77 merriment would be kept under more control! The event started out with dinner at "The Club" restaurant. The next day, everyone spent the entire day at the Plateau. In the morning the traditional day/boarder soccer game was played and ended with the boarders' victory. Gökhan Erkinalp, Ertuğ Ayık and Serhan Babaoğlu prepared "çiğ köfte" for the picnic and P.E. teacher Bob Forsgren organized a square dance which was very popular. RCQ, SUMMER This year, for the first time in the history of RC, a group of students made a daring attempt to create their own musical. Members of the Musical Activities Club, under the supervision of Jerry Kent, Gerard Kennedy, Brigitte Işıl and Gill Bloor, succeeded in this enormous task. The text of the musical was written by a Lycee III student Kerem Deren, the music was composed and the dances were choreographed with the collaboration of many students. By writing, directing and performing, they created a brand new musical, "Delusions". The president of the club Yeşim Özsoy (LIII) voiced the sentiments of many when she said "To create from scratch, to practice with very limited time and to finally come up with the finished work of art was very difficult. Despite the difficulties it was a source of great pride and excitement. I hope there will be others who will want to feel this excitement in the future." "jf
18 FACULTY The Leading Lady of the College Theater Nedim Goknil RC Yiik'65, a theatrical talent in his own right, interviewed his former teacher Dorothy Iz. "When asked to interview Mrs. remember one play, the theme of Dorothy Iz, I was more than thrilled. which involved the debate of philosophers in the presence of Fatih the Con- Not only was it going to give me the opportunity to talk to a lady whom I querer. It contained discussions on the had always liked and admired, but it extent the philosophy of Aristotle was was also going to take me back to a period of my life which was rich, beautiful and unforgettable. We met in Marble Hall. Years had not made one bit of a change in her. The only change was in her hair. The once blond mane was now cropped short and modern. She was, as always, full of vigor and energy. We toured the new theater building then returned to the teachers' lounge and started the interview over coffee and my incessant smoking." echoed in Islam. We even had the Janissary Band in the production. The sounding of "Allah! Allah! Allah!" for the attack on the "surlar" sent the whole audience into an uproar. It was a great production. Would you believe it, we even had period piece chain-mail, sancak and swords from the military museum. NG- For the mixed productions, you had the boys coming from the other hill, Robert College... What do you think made them so enthusiastic about taking part in the ACG productions? Like myself for example... DI - Good food... (she laughs) NG - Young ladies? Nedim Goknil - We go a long way back Dorothy. But I want to go even further back and start at the very beginning. When was the beginning? When did you start all the things you have been doing in the school theater? Dorothy Iz - It was It all started in the old auditorium. There was no proper lighting. What was ordered came smashed, on route. It took a long time to repair them. I think there always was an interest in theater. Remember this was a hill. The girls did not have much of a life outside the campus. The need to express themselves was there. We started doing four assembly plays a year and two major productions, all in English. We used to do a lot of classical plays, like "Hedda Gabler", "The Three Sisters", etc. At the time we also had one Turkish History play a year. Students wrote the text. I vividly RCQ, SUMMER
19 DI - (Laughs again) Yes! that too... All in all, I think the two hills shared a lot in common. But I always thought that the girls spoke better English than the boys. They were exposed to more English then you were. NG - Well! Let's go back again. What happened when you became coeducational? DI - That was The auditorium was torn down. There was no more theater. So we had 6 platforms made from the wood of the old assembly hall, and started staging our productions in the make-shift gymnasium. We staged plays like "Empty Room", "Galileo", etc., and some Turkish plays like "Bozuk Diizen". NG - So you started doing more modern plays? Dİ - Yes! Istoped doing classics and concentrated on plays which contained material to discuss afterwards. I remember one which was called the "Sarcophagus" by Vladimir Gubaryev on the Chernobyl tragedy. It shook the audience. NG - How do you compare the old students with the new? Which ones do you still remember as talents? Dİ - For one thing, the older students spoke better English. Also they were chronologically older than the present students. Therefore they could do older parts, stay late and rehearse. For example, we cannot rehearse past 5.30 in the afternoon these days. Transportation problems, being very young and all that. NG - I remember us rehearsing up until one, two o'clock in the morning and taking the day student girls back home. Anyway, who do you remember from the old days? Dİ - Well! most. Nevra (Şirvan) Serezli, Mürvet Somuncuoğlu, Çiğdem Selışık, Ali Taygun, Tarık Okyay and many others. NG - Did you have productions outside the campus? Dİ-Yes! We took "The Sea" to İzmir. Then we travelled to the States to perform "Mother More plays in English, I think, will be a real asset Figure" and "Strangeness of Others" by 4 students for the trustees in New York, and Washington. NG - You are forgetting our famous trip. Dİ - Oh yes! To Nancy, France. That was the only international theater festival we participated in. That was Güngör Dilmen's "Canlı Maymun Lokantası" in English. You remember the train that took 3 days and we were 8 students and myself in one compartment. NG - Of course I do. I also remember that we had Jean Paul Sartre and Jules Romain in the jury. I was petrified. Dİ - Did you know that the present Minister of Culture of France, Jacques Lang, was the Director of that Nancy Festival? NG - No! I didn't. Well! Dorothy what are your plans for the new facility? DI -1 would like to call it a multi purpose auditorium. It will be used for other purposes besides the theater. There will be concerts, lectures, exams and possibly other activities. This will involve a lot of careful planning.we have been performing in all kinds of conditions, determined to keep on with the tradition of theater on this hill and we will keep on. NG - One last question Dorothy. What do you think of reviving old Groups like the "Hisar Players" and also turning the "Campus Follies" into a traditional fund raising annual activity? DI -1 fully agree. I think it will be marvellous to revive the Hisar Players. More plays in English, I think, will be a real asset. I also feel that "The Campus Follies" was a great happening and that it should be repeated. NG - Well! I guess this sort of concludes our interview. Thank you very much indeed. * RCQ, SUMMER
20 COVER The Most Famous Ten We went ahead and tried to do the impossible - to shortlist famous and infamous college graduates. The method employed was to grab the first graduate that came within eyesight and pop the question: "Can you name the first three 'most famous' college graduates that spring to your mind? You have 5 seconds to answer!" The survey was carried out in the most diverse places to have a representative scientific sample population, which by the way, turned out to be convenient and impressive 100! Unsuspecting graduates of all ages were approached at random on the street, by the Bizim Tepe pool. Telephone interviews were carried out as well as interrogations at the BT Tuesday night bars. The responses were alike in one respect. Almost everyone questioned remarked that it was impossible to narrow down three names. At the same time, people also had a hard time thinking of a third name! Every now and then, celebrity names crept up in the answers that had no connection to the Colleges. You will find the results of this survey on the next pages. We hope that it will provide lighthearted and amusing summer reading. RCQ, SUMMER
21 1. Bülent Ecevit RC'44 Journalist, poet, politician, Prime Minister of Turkey three times in the 1970's. 2. Haldun Dormen RC'49 Theater actor, director, TV personality. 3. Genco Erkal RC*57 Theater actor, director 4. Feyyaz Berker RC Eng'46 Chairman of Tekfen Holding, Trustee of RC and Head of Hisar Foundation. Nevra Serezli ACG'65 Theater and movie actress. 5. Zeki Alasya RC'63 ex. Theater and movie actor. IHETEN MOST MENTIONED 6. Halide Edip Adıvar ACG 1901 First Turkish female graduate, author of several Turkish literature classics, was member of parliament during the first years of the Turkish Republic. 7. Burhan Karaçam RA'68 RC Yük*72 General Manager of Yapı Kredi Bank. 8. Cem Boyner RC'74 Head of TUSİAD (Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists Association). Nejat Eczacıbaşı RC'32 Chairman of Eczacıbaşı Holding, Head of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Talat Halman RC'51 Poet, translator, writer, Turkey's first minister of culture in Engin Cezzar RC '55 Theater actor, director. 10. Ibrahim Betil RA '64 RC Yük '68 General Manager of Garanti Bank. The Ten Most Mentioned Names came out to be thirteen because of ties. The list of the other names that sprang to mind is on the next page. We know that many more would have come up if the survey had gone on. RCQ, SUMMER
22 Best K n o w n RC alumni according to participants (in alphabetical order ) Vural Akışık A Ömer Kavur A Cem Kozlu A Pınar Kür Halide Edip Adıvar, Vural Akışık, Zeki Alasya, Ercan Arıklı, Esin Atıl, Mehmet Baler, Kutsi Beğdeş, Feyyaz Berker, İbrahim Betil, Behice Boran, Cem Boyner, Birim Bozok, Ayşe İlgaz Carden, Engin Cezzar, Sahire Çilli, Uğur Derman, Şirin Devrim, Vecdi Diker, Ömer Dinçkök, Haldun Dormen, Bülent Ecevit, Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Orhan Eralp, NeşeErberk, RefikErduran, Genco Erkal, Şenes Erzik, Ersin Faralyalı, Kasım Gülek, Avedis Hacınlıyan, Talat Halman, Korkmaz İlkorur, İsmail Cem İpekçi, Erdal Kabatepe, Cem Karaca, Burhan Karaçam, Ercüment Karacan, Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, Ömer Kavur, Altemur Kılıç, Suna Kıraç, Suna Kili, Rahmi Koç, Göksel Kortay, Cem Kozlu, Süheyla Kunt, Pınar Kür, Orhan Mersinli, Olcay Neyzi, Ali Neyzi, Hüsnü Özyeğin, Orhan Pamuk, Mihri Pektaş, Ersin Pertan, Nur Sabuncu, Hakan Saka, Selim Sarper, Nevra Serezli, Çiğdem Selışık, Ünal Sihman, Fuat Tahir, Ali Taygun, Ülkü Tamer, Meral Taygun, Tunç Yalman, Alp Yalman, Bedii Yazıcı, Bülent Yazıcı, Vedat Yerlici. PARTICIPANTS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE Nilgün Yucaoğlu» Cahit Düzel Meral İkizler Işıl Bilger Alp Yalman «Suna Kıraç F atma Barlas Melih Şensoy İlker Gülfıdan Erzin Ataç Nuran Onar Zeynep Muşkara Semih Özmen Zeynep Erk Lale Göçmez Hakan Binbaşgil Simin Soydan Suna Eralp Bülent Şenver «Sami Başaran Erkut Yucaoğlu Güler Vafi Çınar Kılıç Burhan Karaçam Salih Katipoğlu İris Barzilay Lale Cansun Meral Müminoğlu Engin Asal Işık İplikçi»Leyla İsmier İsmet Birsol Cem Kozlu Nevra Serezli Can Göknil Çetin Kurman Rahmi Koç İgal Zakuto Leyla Pekcan Nazan Kabatepe Oğuz Karakaş Berna Erdinç Neslihan Özer Emel Göktürk Sevil Ören Nadire Özalp Ümit Samanlı Gülten Özaltay Cana Balay Nesime Morali Zeynep Yalım Selmin Tüzel Leylâ Ohri Nesrin Ölçmen Vedat Urul Seyra Dorken Armay Kâzime Beygirci Ester Ruso Ökkeş Özuygur Şakir Eczacıbaşı Aydın Haşefe Emre Kocaoğlu Hasan Yazıcı Betül Mardin Nuri Çolakoğlu Suna Haşefe Celal Üster Şahin Alpay Feyza Onursal Yasemin Kahya Bülent Garan Mehmet Kâhya Şenes Erzik Ersin Pertan Ülkü Faks Nejat Özcan Ferit Demren Bülent Özsoy Sema Özsoy İpek Demre Hasan Subaşı, Nihal Pulat Atilla Çelikiz Gül Özseven Leyla Tara Hakan Önen Gülay Demirci Ali Özkurd Banu Yalçınalp Necla Kurukahvecioğlu Süheyla Yenal Serpil Yazoğlu Güler Topkaya Giray Pultar Gülay Yumen Banu Yılmazcan Dilek Mert Gülin Aköz Güney Savaş Nesrin Gülsoy RCQ, SUMMER
26 " İtalyan usulü"bir yer... Sicily's Pizza Italian Eatery Pizza ve hamur işlerinde "İtalyan usulü" gerçek lezzeti arayanlar için rahat, içten, güleryüzlü bir atmosfer yılı aşkın bir süredir Amerika'da başarıyla sürdürdüğü İtalyan çeşnisi ve ağız tadı geleneğini,-mecidiyeköy'den sonra- Bağdat Caddesine getiren "İtalyan usulü" bir yer: SİCİLY'S Pizza-Italian Eatery. Geleneksel (original crust) ve derin tava (deep dish) "İtalyan usulü" Amerikan pizza çeşitleri... Özel sosları ve malzemesiyle İtalyan hamur işleri ve ev spesiyaliteleri... Salata-bar, tatlılar, sıcak ve soğuk içecekler. SİCİL VS Pizza-Italian Eatery'de herşey özenli ve güleryüzlü bir servisle, aradığınız tat ve özellikte. İster self-service (kafeterya) olarak, ister full-service (restoran) olarak... Pizza ve hamur işlerinde "İtalyan usulü" gerçek lezzeti tatmak, içten ve kendine özgü bir ortamı yaşamak için, siz de SIÇILYS Pizza-Italian Eatery ye gelin Mecidiyeköy'den sonra, yakında Şaşkınbakkal'da! SICILYS PIZZA Italian Eatery Mecidiyeköy, Aksoy Hastanesi karşısı Şaşkınbakkal, Bağdat Caddesi (yakında)
27 ANNUAL GIVING Is Your Name In Print? This year's Annual Giving Report will list loyal alumni contributors ranging from the class of 18 to the class of '90. T he Annual Giving Report for due out in October will boast many more names than the previous year. The number of participants has increased to 890 at press time compared to the overall figure of 604 in the initial year. Close to the end of its second year, the Robert College Annual Giving Campaign is progressing steadily to reach its goal of 300 million TL. Please consider making your contribution at this time if you have not yet joined the ranks of this special group of donors. Your name in the "Honor Roll" is absolutely crucial for the success of this campaign that has established a substantial source of annual support for Robert College. Contributions received after September 15, will be included into next year's campaign. To Fulfill Your Pledge: For those of you who have not fulfilled your pledge yet, the following options are available. 1. The amount may be billed to your credit card. 2. You may send a check. 3. The money may be deposited to a bank account. Please fill out the form below and mail it to the Alumni and Development Office, Robert College, PK. 1, Arnavutköy, 80820, Istanbul. (US residents who are solicited through the NY Office of the Board of Trustees should channel their communications through: Office of the RC Board of Trustees, 850 Third Avenue, New York, New York ) * RCQ, SUMMER
28 MEMORIES Lucky Luke, The Daltons and Kazim's Place Tahsin Pamir, the artist of drawings that decorated the walls of Kazim's Place for years, talks about the College social life then. If Istanbul were to be excavated three centuries from now, the pictures of Lucky Luke and the Daltons on the walls of Kazim's place might be discovered. Then they would begin to tell the story of the College..." related Tahsin Pamir RC'60, RC Yuk'65 in his account of Kazim's Place and the pictures on its walls. Tahsin Pamir feels he is one of those lucky students who experienced life at Robert College at its best between 1954 and His election as The Most Athletic Student in 1961 and 1963, his poetry, his drawings, his surveyorship and his period as chemistry teacher at his old school after graduation, make him a major figure in the history of the College of those years. He is presently the Turkish manager for METRO shopping centres. No one who was a student on the RC Bebek campus, particularly if they were boarders, could have failed to breathe the vivid atmosphere of Kazim's. It was a place of great significance. Everyone met there. It was the only canteen. In rainy weather, hot weather, during lessons and after lessons, students passed their time there. Just some of its patrons who come to Pamir's mind off hand are Senes Erzik, Baskin Hiidayioglu, Kemal Noyan, Kiril Kirof... Without exception everyone has an anectode to tell about Kazim's. And after the arrival of female students, its popularity exploded. It was the place where all the College students met, confided in one another, conducted their love lives and made plans... It was a place for give and take... In all those years no one came to blows here. "The concerts given by Giiven and Munir were an added attraction...", Pamir adds. We pass the microphone to Kiril Ki - rof. "It was the main place to escape tests. It was a home away from home to take refuge in. In the evening it was a wonderful place to postpone study- Tahsin Pamir's drawings of Lucky Luke and the Daltons that decorated Kazim's Place's walls are no longer there. They are now unforgettable sweet memories of both Pamir and the alumni. RCQ, SUMMER
29 ing. There you shared your fate with those who were not in a studying mood, drinking tea and coffee on the pretext that it would keep you awake... We complained about waiting in the queue at the school dining hall, but we cheerfully spent twice as long queuing for a toasted sandwich at Kazim's. You didn't even realise how the time had passed in the chatty exchanges with those around. I wonder if today's students have a place similar in concept to Kazim's where they can get together..." Pamir explains where he got the idea of Lucky Luke: "Kazim's walls were dingy grey. One day Özer Kabaş and I decided to decorate the place. It was Every evening as if drawing a cartoon strip, I drew a character or an incident. I was Lucky Luke, and each of the Daltons symbolised the school's feared personalities: the first Dalton was registration director George Williams, the second Dalton was the physics teacher McMickle; the third Dalton was the physics teacher Welton and the fourth was the mathematics teacher Kortel, the nightmare of engineers. In every story these people were trying a student and sending him to the gallows. The teachers themselves were interested in these drawings and used to ask whether a character represented them or not. But the teachers were very tolerant at the College at that time. I wonder how similar escapades by a later generation would have been received. The tolerance of our College days encouraged students to be creative. For instance, to prepare 77, really creative innovative teams were needed, because every class was judged on its 77." 1971 was a transition time for the school. The fashion for posters had begun.pamir doesn't know why or who painted over them, but these original drawings were replaced by posters. Share Your News for the Robert College Quarterly We and your classmates enjoy keeping up with what's happened and is happening in your life. Please fill out this information sheet and drop it in the mail (Add extra sheets if necessary). Pictures are welcome and will be published in the future issues of RC Quarterly as they are received. Name (Mr. Mrs. Miss. Ms.) Date Maiden Name (if married) or name you were enrolled under while attending the College Address Phone: Home Company Name and Address Graduated ACG / RA / RC Class of. or Years attended Further Education Professional Experience Children (and ages) Office Recent News: (Schooling, Travel, Interests, Hobbies, Field of Special Studies or Research, Family Growth, Vocation and Avocations, Accomplishments, Education, Degrees, Musical Talents, etc.) RCQ, SUMMER
30 SÖYLEŞİ İnsanları şimdi daha çok seviyorum Geçmiş günleri yad etmenin tadına doyum olmuyor ama, eskiler anılırken bugünü es geçmek olur mu? İşte, eski iki dost, eski iki Robert Kolejli... Kâzime Beygirci ACG'67 sordu, bugünün başarılı klinik psikologu Ester Ruso ACG'67 yanıtladı. RCQ, SUMMER
31 ala güneşi dama bağlayıp, uçurtmaya var mısın Ester" dediğimde gözleri parladı. "Hem de nasıl? Üstelik 40 tane sevimli varlıkla" dedi. "İnsanları şimdi daha da çok seviyorum, onlara daha bilinçle, daha çok şey verebildiğim için, sevgim büyüyor. Bunu bilmek çok güzel, verebileceklerim ve yapabileceklerim adına içim içime sığmıyor." Sevgili güzel Ester, güzel insan, güzel dost, güzel anne, yetenekli öğrenci, başarılı klinik psikolog, başarılı iş kadını ve profesyonel öğrenci. Coya fotoğraflarımızı çekerken, ACG günlerimize uzanıyor belleğim. Ne çok flash-back... Sınıfın edebiyat tutkunları, Ester, Gül (Özgüven), Ayfer (Akşit), Özlenen (Eser), Sema (Özcan), ben... "İzlerimiz" dergisinde şiirler, denemeler, hikayeler, sınav heyecanları, baharı karşılamanın coşkusu, mezuniyet balosu... Okul kraliçesi seçildiğin gün Record'ına dönüyorum sonra... Hüma (Bilimer) "you rebel, therefore you exist", Ayfer (Hortaçsu) "Ester, yoksuzluk içinde yetişmiş her insan doğal olarak bu durumun üzerine eğilir. Ama salt senin gibi, bencil duygulardan uzak az bulunur kişiler, tatmadıkları aksaklıkları düzeltmek için çırpımrlar" demişler... İnsan 7'sinde neyse 70'inde de o oluyor demek ki... Ne güzel tanımlamış kalıcı dostların seni. Kâzime Beygirci - Ne oldu Ester edebiyata? Yazıyor musun? Ester Ruso - Edebiyat, artık yalnızca beni besleyen bir kaynak. Yaşam bizi farklı seçimlere yöneltti. Annelik, eş olma, iş kadını olma, para getiren alanlarda uzmanlaşma gibi. Ama edebiyat, kişiliğimizi zenginleştiren, varoluşumuzu anlamlı kılan bir ayraç hala. Okuyorum, özellikle de kadın yazarları. KB - Hatırladığım kadarıyla Şişli İktisat'ta okuyordun anne olmadan önce, sonra neden psikoloji, ne zaman? ER - İktisat bana göre bir alan değildi, kendimi anlatabildiğim, yeni boyutlar kazandığım bir konu değildi. Ne zaman ki, iki kızım odalarının kapısını kapatıp dersleri ve özel yaşamlarına daldılar, o zaman yeniden okumaya, psikoloji eğitimi almaya karar verdim ve Boğaziçi Üniversitesi'ne girdim.yani bana gereksinmeleri, görece olarak kalmadığında tekrar verebileceğim, bana gereksinim duyacak olanları bulabileceğim bir alana, psi- Yetişkin çocuk çatışması beni çocuklara yönelik çalışmaya itti kolojiye kaydım. Tam böyle. Bence mutluluğun tanımı insanın kendisine gereksinim duyulduğunu bilmcsidir. KB - Neden psikiyatri değil? ER - Geç kalmıştım, psikiyatri için 6 yil tip okumak gerekiyordu bu bir. İkincisi soru sormak, insan ilişkilerini anlamak, yorumlamak benim için hep çok ilginç olmuştu. Ayrıca özgüven, bağımsızlık, para kazanmak, bunlar da amaçladığım şeylerdi. Bir psikoloji kliniği açtım önce. Çocuklara yönelik bir çalışma yoktu başlangıçta, ama sonra yetişkin-çocuk çatışması beni bu alana da itti. Yine de, en önemli etkileşim bence çiftler arasında; evlilik, cinsellik sorunları, nesil farkından doğan çatışmalar, davranış bozuklukları uzmanlaştığım alan. KB - Klinikteki yorucu saatler özel yaşamını olumsuz etkiliyor mu? ER - Hayır, switch-off yapıyorum kapıdan çıkınca. Aksi takdirde başarılı olamam, işimde de, evimde de. KB - Neden bir anaokulu, bir çocuk evi değil? ER - Bu soruyu bize okul açma izni sırasında yetkililer de sordu, eş dost herkes. Kolay yoldan "mis gibi" para kazanmak varken, "Allah'ın aldığını biz mi verecektik" gibi sorular. Bu beni ve ortağımı bezdirdi ama yıldırmadı. Olmayan bir şeyi yapmak, zoru başarmak istedim. Her sorunu tek tek aştık. Mutluyum. Zeka Özürlü Çocuklar Evi, bir eğitim kurumu. Tedavi etmiyor, eğitiyor. Bahçeli ve iki katlı yer aradık. Küçükyalı'da bulduk. İki yakaya servis koyduk. Bakırköy'den gelenler var. Bu, trafikte geçen çok uzun süre demek. Devletin veya kurumların mutlaka benzeri yuva ve okulları açması gerek. RCQ, SUMMER
32 KB - Nasıl bir eğitim veriyorsunuz? ER - Küçük Bahçe'de 4-12 yaş arası 40 çocuk var. Zeka geriliği; doğum öncesi (hücrelerde bozukluk, akraba evliliği, kan uyuşmazlığı), doğum esnası (travma, oksijen yetmezliğinin beyni zedelemesi) ve doğum ertesi (yüksek ateş, menenjit vb.) ortaya çıkan özür. Haftada 5 gün, arası beden özürü olmayan zeka özürlü çocukları eğitiyoruz. Küçük Bahçe'de çocuklara esas olarak kavram eğitimi verilir. Bu eğitim yemek yerken, oynarken hep sürer. Örneğin, büyük küçük, sağ sol gibi kavramları belleklerine kazımak için "patatesin küçüğünü ye, kaşığını sağa koy" gibi uyarılarda bulunuruz. Önce yemek, temizlik, tuvalet ve giyinip soyunma öğretilir. Soma masa başı çalışmalara yönelinir. Kurallar durmadan öğretilir. Toplumdaki kurallara uyum sağlayabilmesi için, kurallarını kavrayabilmesi için. Okulda ağırlıklı olarak orta, alt gelir düzeyinden ailelerin çocukları var. Üçü okulun olanaklarıyla, 10'u yardımsever insanların partial burslarıyla eğitim görüyorlar. Burs için sırada bekleyenler var. KB - İnsanlara birşeyler verebilmenin seni mutlu ettiğine bir kez daha tanık oluyorum. Sence, ACG'nin ya da yaşama bakış açının böylesi bir yönelişe katkısı ne? ER - Bence ilkokulu özel bir okulda değil de, ayaklarımı yere basmamı sağlayan Cihangir Firuzağa İlkokulunda okumanın değeri yadsınamaz. Orada paylaşmayı, bende olanı olmayana vermenin mutluluğunu öğrendim. Sonra ACG'de Mr. & Mrs. Holmstrom'lardan psikoloji dersleri aldım. Onlar hayatımın en önemli kararını almama çok önemli katkısı olan güzel insanlar. Burada Miss Pulat ve Mrs. Kunkle'ı da şükranla anmak isterim, değerli hocalardı. Yalnızca bizim sınıftan 5 psikolog yetişti. Ayhan Aksu, Mirey Namer, Suzette Behmoaram, Nurder Çalışal. Ayrıca, hep hizmet satmayı isterdim öteden beri, ürün değil. ACG bana sormayı, araştırmayı, merak etmeyi ve birey olmayı, birey olarak topluma katkının yöntemlerini öğretti. Tabii, yabancı dil öğrenimi de, bilimsel gelişmeleri izlememi sağladı. 42 yaşında ve Marmara Üni- ACG, bana birey olarak topluma katkının yöntemlerini öğretti versitesi'nde doktora öğrencisiyim. Kızlarımdan biri bu yıl üniversiteye gidecek, öbürü de RC'de öğrenci. Evde 3 öğrenci, 3 arkadaşız. Bu da beni zihinsel ve bedensel olarak genç kılıyor. KB - Çocuklar yaşları nedeniyle okuldan ayrılmak zorunda kaldıklarında ne oluyor, onları izliyor musunuz? ER - Henüz 3 yıllık bir okul bizimki. Ayrılan yok, ama aileleri de eğitiyoruz, yönlendiriyoruz. Çocuklar arasında ilkokul bitirebilecekler var, bazı beceriler kazanabilecekler var. Basit işlerde çalışarak yaşamlarını sürdürebilirler. Amacımız ileride bir atölyeokul açabilmek, yaş grubuna. KB - Peki, yabancı ülkelerle bilgi, görgü alışverişi oluyor mu? ER - Evet, bu karşılıklı oluyor. Örneğin, İsveç'ten aynı konuda çalışanlar geldi ve Küçük Bahçe'yi gezdiler. Uyguladıkları program ve yöntemleri içeren belgeler yolladılar. Oraya gitmeden de, çalışmalarına ilişkin bilgiler alabildik. Ben İsrail'de, ortağım da Fransa'da benzeri kuruluşları gördük. Esas olarak Fransız sisteminden yararlandığımız Küçük Bahçe'nin bu konuda geniş mali ve idari destek gören yurtdışındaki benzerlerinin ne denli başarılı olduğunu görmek beni çok yüreklendirdi. KB - Benzeri kuruluşlar var mı ülkemizde? ER - Bir tane Göztepe'de var, bir vakfın. Ankara'da da olduğunu duydum. KB - Çalışanlar kimler? ER - Ortağım Dr. Psikoterapist, 8 pedagog, bir konuşma özürlüler için terapist var, ayrıca yemek ve temizlik işçileri. 13 kişiyiz. Okulu ev sıcaklığında döşedik. Anaokullarında diğer çocuklara sağlanan sıcak renkli dünyayı sağlamayı amaçladık. Çocuklarla yapılan çalışmalar, program başlıkları olarak diğer yuvadakilerle aynı, yalnızca daha yavaş, daha yinelemeli, daha çok sabır, daha çok güleryüz ve daha az sayıda çocuk gerektiriyor. Bu çocuklar normal çocukların gittiği yuvalara gittiklerinde, özel eğitim verilmiyor. Oysa amaç, özel bir eğitimle giyinmeyi, yemeyi, kurallara uymayı, sosyalleşmeyi öğrenmesi. Küçük Bahçe'de benzer özellikleri olan 5 çocuk bir sınıfta kümelenir ve specific eğitim verilir. Yazmayı, okumayı öğrenebilenler var aralarında. Çocukların davranışlarına ilişkin istatistikler tutuluyor. İşte bunlar ileride bilimsel yöntem ve sonuçlan anlatan kitaplara dönüşebilir ve kıyıcığından da olsa yazma hevesimi giderebilirim. KB - Çocuklardan bağlandığın oluyor mu? ER - Değişik zamanlarda, farklı çocuklara daha yakın hissedebiliyorum kendimi. Önümüzdeki bir yılda da "The Effect of Job Satisfaction on Mental Health" konulu bir tez yazacağım. KB - Ester,verirken zenginleşen yüreğin hiç durmasın. RCQ, SUMMER