Assembled by Caroline von Heydebrand
Softbound, saddle stitched
Caroline von Heydebrand was greatly admired by Steiner for her teaching in the original Waldorf School of Stuttgart. Her gifts with children were matched by her understanding of the intentions of the curriculum and its contents, as well as by her personal creativity.
This little booklet detailing the curriculum as it was taught in those very early years is a beautiful compilation of which things were to be taught, why they needed to be taught, and what the long range benefits to the students would be for each year’s subjects.
Although in many ways The Curriculum of the First Waldorf School could be characterized as a collecti0n of notes, there is an inspiring power in the simplicity of their presentation and the fact that they so often contain remarks and asides that shed great light on the whys and wherefores of Waldorf education.
It is a joy to be able to offer this book to all of you who are interested in the foundations of Steiner’s pedagogy.