Developing Holistic Education: A Case Study of Raddery School for Emotionally Damaged Children

1st Edition

Philip Seed

Published August 16, 2018
Reference - 196 Pages
ISBN 9781138588059 - CAT# K377378
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Special Educational Needs

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First published in 1992. At one level, this book is about the care and education of children with very special needs. The needs result from emotional damage which impinges on their lives both at school and at home. At another level, it is about the development of a holistic approach to education – applicable to all children generally.

The first part of the book describes the Raddery experience – a school set up in 1979 based on a holistic and therapeutic community approach to children with special needs. The second part of the book examines the implications of the Raddery experience for educational and child-care policy and practice at a time when there has been growing emphasis on integrating children with special needs into mainstream schools. Are the needs of the children at Raddery very different from others who have been successfully retained in normal classes? If Raddery, and schools like it, have a particular contribution, what is their secret? Can it be shared with ordinary schools?


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