Letters and Essays on Curative Education
Karl König founded the Camphill movement and was a prolific lecturer and writer
on a wide range of subjects, including Anthroposophy, Christology, social issues,
therapeutic education, science, and history. The Karl König Archive is a program
that will gradually publish all of König’s works.
In this remarkable collection of Dr. König’s letters and essays, he considers and
discusses the fundamentals of special needs education. He shows that there are
three core aspects of a successful holistic approach to healing. First is a positive
social environment, which in the context of Camphill arises through small family
units of caregivers and children. Second, the caregivers’ work is based on insightful
understanding of the nature and potential of each disability. And third, medical
treatment it imbued with courage to keep the faith that the impossible can be made possible.
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