Review of Therapeutic Education: Working Alongside Troubled and Troublesome Children (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2008) Review of Therapeutic Education: Working Alongside Troubled and Troublesome Children (Book Review).

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Abstract

Therapeutic education requires a move from “a punitive, blame-based, unfairly competitive and deviant-defined culture” to “one that celebrates diversity and cultural differences” (p.11), from a deficit model of SEN and deviant model of challenging behaviour to “a more humane and therapeutic approach to education and learning generally (p.12). Therapeutic education is holistic and encourages agency and responsibility. How adults relate to learners is viewed as more important than what is taught. The authors invite this to be a model of whole school change, and indeed of a fundamental review of the values of the whole education system. “This book promotes a bio-psycho-social standpoint” (p.49).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: LB Theory and practice of education, LC Special aspects of education, BF Psychology, L Education (General)
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:08
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/1612

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