Last July, Camphill communities in upstate New York hosted the joint International Communal Studies Association and Camphill Research Symposium conference. Our colleagues at the Camphill Foundation have published a number of Camphill Research Symposium lectures online, and we’ve made them available through the Camphill Research Network!
Today we’re highlighting a lecture from Amy Ferrell. Amy is an assistant professor of special education in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, where she studies community, discourse, and literacy for people with disabilities.
Amy Ferrell is the mother of James and John, who teach her all about herself and the world. She loves to read, go for walks, get together with friends, dance, travel, and “sing” karaoke. She studies community, discourse, and literacy for people with disabilities. Her scholarship, which situates disability research in social, cultural, historical, racial, linguistic, and political contexts, has appeared in journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Reading Research Quarterly, Urban Education, Linguistics and Education, and International Journal of Inclusive Education. She is co-author of the second edition of The Ethics of Special Education (Teachers College Press).