What Is Waldorf Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1621510522
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This is a reader-friendly Waldorf "taster," with three public lectures by Rudolf Steiner on Waldorf education and a thought-provoking, accessible introduction by a Waldorf teacher and longtime student of Steiner's pedagogy. The lectures by Steiner present what he sees as the "fundamentals" in a matter-of-fact, objective, non-dogmatic way. The introduction, wide-ranging and informative, treats of Waldorf education and methodology in general, explaining that, before all else, a Waldorf School is a "good school. This is a must-read for anyone involved with, connected to or interested in Waldorf education.

Rhythms Of Learning

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104517
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Key lectures on children and education have been thoughtfully chosen from the vast amount of material by Steiner and presented in a context that makes them approachable and accessible. In his many discussions and lectures, Steiner shared his vision of an education that considers the spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow.

An Introduction To Steiner Education

Author: Francis Edmunds
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 185584172X
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This is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner/Waldorf education, whether for teachers or anyone who would like to know more about Steiner{u2019}s ideas. It is especially useful for parents who are looking for a holistic education for their children.

Soul Economy

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880109416
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The important lectures in this volume were given by Rudolf Steiner in Dornach, Switzerland, to leading educators, including many from England. As a result, he was invited to Oxford, England, to expand on some of the themes presented in these lectures. Steiner begins by placing Anthroposophy as the foundation for understanding the principles behind Waldorf education. In the talks that follow, he describes an education based on the human being as a continually developing being of body, soul, and spirit. Out of this perspective, Waldorf education depends on the teacher's ability to observe and respond to each stage of a child's development. Steiner shows how Waldorf education emphasizes the efficient use of children's inner energies, and how children can be nurtured through their natural stages of development by giving them just what they need at the right time - an approach that he refers to in these talks as "soul economy." The topics on education include: health and illness, children from before the seventh year through adolescence, physical education, esthetic education, and religious and moral education. These detailed and accessible lectures give parents and teachers the keys to a much-needed renewal of education for our children and their future.

Waldorf Education And Anthroposophy 1

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880109874
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This is the first of two previously untranslated volumes of Rudolf Steiner's public lectures on Waldorf education. Readers familiar with Steiner's lectures for teachers will discover here how Steiner presented his ideas to the general public with surprising directness. Teaching, Steiner says, should be artistic, creative, and improvisational, not dogmatic. Yet he is clear that the great battle concerns the spiritual nature of the child. Other themes include understanding the role of health and illness in education, as well as repeated expositions of the three major phases in child development: imitation, authority, and freedom. There are also two lectures Steiner gave in England on Shakespeare and new ideals in education. In all, a fascinating volume. From the Foundations of Waldorf Education series.

Truth Beauty And Goodness

Author: Gilbert Childs
Editor: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 9781902636054
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Rudolf Steiner stated that the primary function of education is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling and willing. These basic human qualities manifest in civilization as the "eternal verities" of truth, beauty and goodness, and these in turn in science, art and religion. Gilbert Childs' goal in this carefully crafted book is twofold--to illustrate the practical application of the above nine factors and to substantiate assertion by Rudolf Steiner that his philosophy and educational practice arose to meet the demands of our time. the author's presentation provides stimulating thoughts for both teachers and students of education, as well as all who are interested in improving the way we prepare our children for life. C O N T E N T S Introduction 1. Agents, Agencies, and Archetypes 2. Driving Forces in World Evolution 3. The Course of Western Civilization 4. Truth, Beauty, and Goodness as Archetypal Principles 5. The Eternal Verities and Society 6. Foundations of Thinking, Feeling, and Willing 7. Steiner Education as a Demand of the Age 8. The Essential threefolding of Society Appendix: Causality and the Factor of Change

Rudolf Steiner In The Waldorf School

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104333
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Lectures and addresses, 1919-1924 (CW 298) This book contains all of the more-or-less informal talks given by Steiner in the Stuttgart school from 1919 to 1924. Included are speeches given by him at various school assemblies, parents' evenings, and other meetings. Steiner spoke here with spontaneity, warmth, and enthusiasm. Readers will find a unique glimpse of the real Steiner and how he viewed the school and the educational philosophy he brought into being. German source: Rudolf Steiner in der Waldorfschule, Vortäge und Ansprachen, Stuttgart, 1919-1924 (GA 298).

The Uniqueness Of Waldorf Education

Author: Astrid Schmitt-Stegmann
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ISBN: 9780981809557
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From Michaela Gl�ckler: "What is necessary today for education in a time when social tensions are increasing and when war, hunger and, violence, as well as criminality and corruption scandals, occupy the daily news casts? "Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, was convinced that social problems can be solved only with the help of pedagogy that educates the whole human being and education that strives toward the truly human--respect for the autonomy of others and loving interest and honesty in our approach to them. To achieve this, however, will be possible only when teachers and parents acquire a detailed understanding of the developing child's being and the needs of specific developmental stages. "That is what this book addresses, and I hope it will have many appreciative readers among parents, teachers, and students who seek an education that devotes itself to the deeper strength and challenges of the individual child with 'heart and healing.'" Part I helps teachers and parents broaden and deepen their understanding of the growing child. Part II focuses on classroom activities unique to Waldorf education. Part III focuses on self-transformative work necessary for Waldorf teachers as well as for all adults.

Human Values In Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880105446
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These lectures on education were given well after the founding of several Waldorf schools in Europe, and thus Steiner was able to draw on the practical experience of this form of education in action.

The Essentials Of Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880104128
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"Delivered in April 1924 during an educational conference, these five lectures are the last public lectures that Steiner gave in Germany. E.A.K. Stockmeyer writes: Seventeen hundred people listened to him, and the prolonged, generous applause from this great crowd at the end of every lecture was deeply moving; while at the end of the last lecture the applause became an ovation that seemed as if it would never end." -- back cover.