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Spirit of the Waldorf School, The - eBook

Title:      Spirit of the Waldorf School, The - eBook
Categories:      eBooks, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, About Rudolf Steiner, Inner Life of the Teacher, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      79
Authors:      Rudolf Steiner
ISBN-10(13):      0880103949
Publisher:      Steiner Books
Publication date:      1995
Number of pages:      182
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Ebook:      Download ebook1.pdf

Foundations of Waldorf Education series, vol. 5 - 6 lectures, Stuttgart and Basel, 1919 (GAs 297, 24)

World War I and destroyed all the structures, values, and self-confidence that created the seeming greatness of the nineteenth century. In its place stood only ruins, the shards of a civilization. In response to this, Emil Molt—the director of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Factory and a student of Rudolf Steiner—decided to establish a school to educate people who could create a new culture. Thus, the Waldorf school movement was begun. Rudolf Steiner agreed to act as the school’s consultant, and his insights guided the school in accomplishing this ambitious task.

The goal of this education was that, through living inner work guided by the insights of Rudolf Steiner, the teachers would develop in the children such power of thought, depth of feeling, and strength of will that they would emerge from their school years as full members of the human community, able to meet and transform the world.

These lectures occurred around the opening of the first Waldorf school. They serve as an excellent, inspiring introduction to Waldorf education as a whole. Here Steiner outlines - with freshness, immediacy, and excitement - the goals and intentions of a new form of education and speaks to parents of prospective students. He explains the school's guiding principles and describes how parents must participate, with understanding and interest, in the awakening of their children's creative forces so that a healthier society can come about.

Translated by Robert Lathe, Nancy Whittaker and Frederick Amrine

Introduction by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whittaker
he Intent of the Waldorf School
The Spirit of the Waldorf School
A Lecture for Prospective Parents
Supersensible Knowledge and Social Pedagogical Life
The Social Pedagogical Significance of Spiritual Science
Spiritual Science and Pedagogy
The Pedagogical Objective of the Waldorf School in Stuttgart
An essay by Rudolf Steiner from the Journal The Social Future

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