An Introduction to Steiner Education

The Waldorf School

Author: Francis Edmunds

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855842718

Category: Education

Page: 160

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"To educate youth ... is to ennoble the mind, to fire the imagination, to fortify the will and to quicken initiative for life.' So writes Francis Edmunds in this inspiring, authoritative and popular introduction to Steiner (Waldorf) Education. Rudolf Steiner's educational system, well established and respected on the European continent, is gradually spreading internationally. Its radical principles, based on a view of the human being as composed of body, soul and spirit, allows for a truly holistic and balanced education that nourishes the whole child. The author explains in a clear, lively style many aspects of Steiner's educational theory, in particular the three stages of childhood development and how the Waldorf curriculum allows for a healthy understanding, nurturing and support of these phases. The role of the class teacher, the 'main lesson', temperaments, attitudes to discipline, competition and examinations are all discussed, and answers given based on the author's many years of rich and varied experience as an educator of both children and adults. This volume is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner education, both for teachers or educationalists who would like to know more about Steiner's ideas, and for parents thinking of sending their child to a Waldorf school.
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Adventures in Steiner Education

An Introduction to the Waldorf Approach

Author: Brien Masters

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841533

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Spicing the text with many personal stories and anecdotes, the authro brings to life the theory behind this increasingly popular educational approach, from the early years through to the Lower and Upper Schools.
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What is Waldorf Education?

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1621510522

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 59

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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.
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The Spirit of the Waldorf School

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103947

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 189

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6 lectures and an essay, 1919-1920 (CW 297) World War I destroyed the structures, values, and self-confidence that created the seeming greatness of the nineteenth century. In its place stood ruins and 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. Contents: Introduction by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whittaker The 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 German sources: Die Waldorfschule und ihr Geist (GA 297); "Die pädagogische Zielsetzung der Waldorfschule in Stuttgart," from Soziale Zukunft, Feb. 1920 (GA 24).
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Curriculum for Young Children: An Introduction

Author: Eve-Marie Arce

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111837996

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book presents basic introductory material on developing and managing curriculum for early childhood education. Designed as a resource for beginning students and as a reference manual for experienced teachers, the text presents focused, sequential coverage on curriculum for young children--excluding potentially confusing details about related topics that are covered in longer books. Discussions cover such important topics as similarities in existing approaches to early childhood education, how to meet children's needs through curriculum, and planning and organizing curriculum. The Second Edition features enhanced standards coverage, increased material on diversity and multiculturalism, video integration, new information on how child development affects curriculum, and more. CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN also helps students and teachers assess the wealth of activity ideas available from other textbooks, resource manuals, and websites. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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School as a Journey

Author: Torin M. Finser

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109718

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 144

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Highly recommended account by a class teacher of what actually goes on inside the classroom of a Waldorf school.
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Alternative Approaches to Education

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: Fiona Carnie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415248175

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This book is designed to give parents and teachers information on the alternative education options available in the UK. It covers three main areas: Outside the state system: small schools; Steiner Waldorf schools; Montessori schools; democratic schools and other schools with alternative philosophies Doing it yourself: setting up a small school or learning centre; educating at home; flexible schooling Alternatives within the state system: how some state schools are finding different ways of working The values, philosophies and methods of each alternative are described, including the first-hand experiences and accounts of children, teachers and parents. There are answers to common questions and useful sources of further information. This accessible and informative book is the ideal introduction for parents deciding how best to educate their children. It will be of interest to teachers looking to build their knowledge of different education philosophies.
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Waldorf Schools and the History of Steiner Education

An International View of 100 Years

Author: Thomas Stehlik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030316319

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book marks the centenary of the first Waldorf School, established by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart in 1919. With around 1,150 Waldorf Schools and over 1,800 Waldorf Kindergartens established in over 60 countries, this book examines and analyses how the initial impulse of Steiner education has grown over the last century to become a worldwide alternative movement in education. The author documents and compares the growth and development of Waldorf schools and Steiner-inspired educational institutions around the world, and determines the extent to which the original underpinning philosophy has been maintained against the contexts and challenges of contemporary global trends in education. Within such diverse international contexts, it is significant that the schools retain such a distinctive identity, and clearly redefine how ‘alternative education’ can be viewed. This comprehensive volume will be of interest and value to scholars of Steiner education and Waldorf schools as well as alternative education more widely.
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Toward Wholeness

Rudolf Steiner Education in America

Author: Mary Caroline Richards

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819560629

Category: Art

Page: 210

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A fascinating study about a uniquely artistic individual.
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