The Child with Special Needs
Letters and Essays on Curative Education
by Karl Konig
Karl König, the founder of Camphill, was a prolific lecturer and writer on a wide range of subjects from anthroposophy and Christology through social questions and curative education to science and history. The Karl König Archive are working on a programme of publishing these works over the coming years. This is the fourth book to be published in the series.
In this remarkable collection of Karl König's letters and essays, König considers and discusses the fundamentals of special needs education. He shows that there are three core aspects to a successful holistic healing approach: firstly, a positive social environment, which in the context of Camphill is achieved through small family units of carers and children; secondly, that carers' work is based on an insightful understanding of the nature and potential of each disability; and thirdly that medical treatment is imbued with courage to keep believing that the impossible is possible.
Publisher: Floris Books