Some confusion there too?
Two items greeted me this morning on Conductive World Market...
1. A job advert
Fortschritt Wurtzberg, Bavaria, is an established conductive organisation that provides a range of services. It is looking for someone to extend its activities –
To strengthen our team, we are looking for a dedicated conductor, or PTK. As a group leader you lead your own conductive programs and teams. You can implement your own creative ideas and develop new projects in various course groups, from the fields of sports, theatre, cooking etc.
'A conductor, or PTK' Are they really considered equivalent?
2. A plea for help
From Starnberg, Bavaria, Nico Wunderle, a student social worker in his fifth semester needs a theme for his dissertation. He would like to examine Conductive Education and has found a possible supervisor. He writes an open appeal –
She has told me that I could examine whether the Pető concept is now out of date. She said, "Pető wants people with disabilities to be part of society and is committed to integration, whereas nowadays we have inclusion as a goal and no one with disability has to adapt to society."
This statement does not satisfy me in the least and I would certainly not choose a question forcing me to discredit Pető.
Hence my question: Do you think that it is possible to write my undergraduate social work thesis on Pető? How could I formulate the topic within the framework of social work?
Oh dear. For myself I do not think that social work is the problem here but a particular recent consensus ideology of what constitutes disability. I do not know how one can contest this from the bottom of the pecking order! As for social work and CE, the only social worker whom I have known to have stood and expressed herself boldly at their intersection is Janet Read – none that I have known since.
Incidentally (dare I say it?) this is possibly an area where the United Kingdom has been rather ahead of Germany. If so, over there you ain't seen nothing yet. Good luck to all if this flourishes. Meanwhile, can anyone help Nico with his immediate problem?