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National College Credit Recommendation Service
Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Disability in History and Society
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
15 hours (across several weeks - varies).
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: give an overview of changes in attitudes and approaches to childhood and disability from antiquity to the present; describe historical attitudes and responses to different types of disabilities; and discuss the relationship among social conditions, spiritual-cultural orientation, and pedagogical practice using concrete historical and anthropological examples.
This course explores how attitudes and responses to disabilities have evolved over time as a consequence of changing social and cultural circumstances. It includes a cross-cultural anthropological perspective, exploring views of disability and education in non-Western societies and how approaches to the treatment of children with disabilities originate in culture-specific views of what it means to be human. These cross-cultural and historical perspectives help students to see their own work and anthroposophical curative education within a broader context, and to appreciate the complex relationship among social conditions, spiritual-cultural orientation, and pedagogical practice.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Philosophy, Social Therapy, Social Science, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).