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Articles in the Online Waldorf Library come from many sources. Quite a number are from the archives of journals and publications published over the past 50+ years. When possible we have noted the specific source although this is not always possible.

Included in the "article" search database are all articles in currently in print journals: Gateways, the Research Bulletin and the Waldorf Journal Project.

The Online Waldorf Library includes:
Education as an Art
, the first widely circulated journal about Waldorf education in the United States. It began in 1940 as the Bulletin of the Rudolf Steiner School Association. The purpose of the journal was to inform Americans about Rudolf Steiner's pedagogy. In 1969 the journal became known as Education as an Art: A Journal for the Waldorf Schools of North America.

To search for articles specifically from Education as an Art, please enter the journal name into the search box "with the exact phrase".

Lectures from the 2002 AWSNA National Teacher's Conference, to search for the 8 lectures presented, please enter AWSNA lecture in the search box and click "exact phrase"

The Warmth Organism of Earth

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The Wisdom of Waldorf

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An eloquent and up-to-date account of Waldorf education its goals and influence in North America as well as its growth and challenges. Originally published in Mothering, issue 123, March/April 2004.

Keywords: Waldorf education, Waldorf teaching

There's More to Reading Than Meets the Eye

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Published in Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education, Vol. 9#1, Spring 2000

Everyone who comes in contact with Waldorf education is sure to notice how beautiful it is, from the enchanting natural toys and seasonal themes in the kindergarten rooms, to the incredible chalkboard drawings in each classroom. Visitors and prospective parents enjoy the amazing array of children’s artistic creations — the paintings and drawings, knitted dolls and animals, woven baskets, beeswax figures, and wood carvings, just to name a few. The music that the children play, their singing, and the wonderful plays each class performs are truly impressive. They admire the main lesson books written and illustrated by the students, books that artistically reflect the rich curriculum of a Waldorf school. And of course they can’t help but notice the happy faces of the children in a Waldorf school.

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Thirty-Three Years Backward and Forward

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Published in Present Age, Vol.2, #4, 1937 (England)

IT SEEMS to be not only the sequence of the years but the change from generation to generation, which is the decisive factor in the unrolling of world-history. Three generations occupy a century. Strange to say, many things happening in the world to-day are not a continuation of the conditions of yesterday, but of those that prevailed thirty-three years ago.

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