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Remedial Education

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Published in the Journal of Curative Education and Social Therapy, 2002

The number of children with challenges in normal classrooms is growing. Many teachers respond that a third or more of their class struggles with school work.

In the Oxford Course, Dr. Rudolf Steiner presented a powerful directive to Waldorf teachers.
Our rightful place as educators is to be removers of hindrances. Each child in every age brings something new into the world from divine regions, and it is our task to remove bodily and psychical obstacles out of his way, to remove hindrances so that his spirit may enter in full freedom into life.

All teachers, whether they work in regular Waldorf schools, remedial programs or curative Camphill communities, can glean inspiration from these words. They are as powerful now as they were then.

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Keywords, educational support, assessment, sensory integration