Holistic Special Education

Camphill Principles and Practice

Edited by Robin Jackson

Format: Paperback

A candid, informative manual for parents and professional children's workers alike, putting the case for holistic, integrated care and education for children with special needs.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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Parents and professionals working with special needs children often face difficult decisions about the child's education. This book puts forward the case for holistic special education, as practised by Camphill schools.

Camphill's holistic approach embraces education and therapy in various forms, all aspects of care -- including, for those children receiving residential care, everything from nutrition to bedtime routines -- as well as crafts and medical treatments. It emphasizes the importance of the creative arts alongside core aspects of the curriculum such as literacy and maths. It believes that the relationship between the child and their adult co-worker should be one of mutual teaching and learning. It recognizes parents, not as recipients of a service, but as equal and active partners, and strives to develop the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a child.

Written by people involved in holistic special education on a daily basis, this book is a candid, informative manual which will be valued by parents and professional children's workers alike.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 22 Mar 2006
ISBN 9780863155475

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