A Child in Community (Paperback)Veronika Van Duin (author)
Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 01/09/2002
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Delightful and inspirational, Veronika van Duin's story is strangely familiar - familiar because we've all been through the toils of school, friendships, struggling with studies and adolescent longings, and trying to sort out our identities.Strange too, because the author, a perfectly normal little girl, was brought up in Camphill communities all over Britain, where she lived alongside disabled children and people with special needs. The idea came from the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, administered in the author's case by the illustrious Dr Karl Kvnig.Institutions can be a mixed blessing. Did she sometimes yearn for an 'ordinary' life in the world outside? Did she sometimes despair of the drabness and inwardness of her surroundings, and lose patience with her 'odd' parents? Did she long to become part of the increasingly affluent society beyond Camphill?Well, you must see and judge for yourself. You'll find, in the rich store of observations, wonderful anecdotes and quirky characters that make up these memoirs, that there are many ways of discovering yourself, many ways of viewing disabilities and caring for others, and many ways of achieving happiness.
Publisher: Upfront Publishing
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 16 mm
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