Language Teaching in Steiner Waldorf Schools - 2nd Edition
Insights from Rudolf Steiner
Translated by Norman Skillen
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Language Teaching in Steiner Waldorf Schools details the pedagogical basis for the teaching of modern languages in a Steiner Waldorf School. It discusses Steiner's view of the nature of language in relation to child development and also addresses the practical classroom questions of curriculum and teaching method. In addition to those teaching modern languages, anyone interested in the ideas underlying Waldorf education will find it fascinating reading.
This edition replaces Language Teaching in Steiner Waldorf Schools – 1st Edition.
144 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 2014.
Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner Vols. 1 and 2
Translated by Robert F. Lathe and Nancy K. Parsons
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We keep these volumes on permanent discount because we believe they hold the greatest potential for the health of the Waldorf school movement of anything available. Complete, unexpurgated, clearly translated into American English, there is no other source that gives such a thorough and accurate presentation of the realities and intent of the first Waldorf School. Myths are exposed and fondest hopes supported. Rudolf Steiner is allowed to live as a human being among other human beings. We believe that these transcripts are nothing less than extraordinary evidence that, in fact, the truth shall make us free.
Rudolf Steiner on self-management, experiential study and self-education in the life of a college of teachers
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Republican Academies is a collection of Rudolf Steiner's insights for Waldorf schools on self-management, experiential study, self-education, and cooperative working. The book includes extensive excerpts from Steiner's speeches and writings and explores his views on college life (the full faculty of teachers in a school), outlining some of the history and development of the Waldorf philosophy throughout the beginning of the twentieth century.
Steiner's practical experiment in “republican self-management” at the Stuttgart Waldorf School now has its legacy in more than a thousand Waldorf-inspired schools around the world.
The Spiritual Ground of Education
Introduction by Christopher Bamford
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These lectures are exceptional among Rudolf Steiner's many lectures on Waldorf education for their breadth, depth, daring and accessibility. They were given at Mansfield College, Oxford, England, to an audience that was one of the most prestigious Steiner ever addressed.
In this setting Steiner begins by stating that Waldorf education is based entirely upon spiritual scientific knowledge of the human being. He speaks openly and directly about the spirit as "the reality of hidden depths," and he gives numerous examples of this reality and how to become aware of it. he examines the nature of the human being as a threefold organism: the question of education as an "art" and teachers as artists in education; as well as the actual organization of a Waldorf school. He ends by showing, with anecdotes and examples, the importance of teachers, the core of any pedagogy, as exemplars of a way of life: "A heart that is open to changes in life - its unexpected and continuous freshness - must be a Waldorf teacher's basic nature and mood."
Seeing Hearing Learning
The Interplay of Eye and Ear in Waldorf Education
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A fascinating in-depth look at the physiology of eye and ear as it relates to child development, learning and human awareness of the surrounding world. With that as a foundation, Schwartz then goes on to discuss the relationship of their development to the methods of Waldorf education.
Education, Teaching, and Practical Life
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These lectures by Steiner in 1921 and 1922 are newly available in English and constitute some of his most enthusiastic and detailed discussions of the goals of his pedagogy (Waldorf Education). In them he describes a way of educating and teaching children and youth by educating the entire person: body, soul, and spirit. Such an education can be carried out only if the educator is aware of the evolutionary metamorphosis that proceeds from spirit to soul and from soul into the physical. Steiner makes it quite clear that to deliver this education one must understand this as well as the developmental stages of human beings.
These lectures are filled with gems of wisdom and insight.
The Light Course
First Course in Natural Science: Light, Color, Sound - Mass, Electricity, Magnetism
Translated by Raoul Cansino
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Rudolf Steiner's course on light, which includes explorations of color, sound, mass, electricity, and magnetism, presages the dawn of a new worldview in the natural sciences that will stand your notion of the physical world on its head.
This "first course" in natural science, given to the teachers of the new Stuttgart Waldorf School as an inspiration for developing the physics curriculum, is based on Goethe's approach to the study of nature.
Acknowledging that modern physicists had come to regard Goethe's ideas on physics as a kind of "nonsense," Steiner contrasts the traditional scientific approach, which treats phenomena as evidence of natural laws, with Goethean science, which rejects the idea of an abstract law behind natural phenomena and instead seeks to be a rational description of nature.
Steiner also refutes the mechanistic reductionism practiced by scientific positivists. He emphasizes the validity of human experience, pointing toward the revolution in scientific paradigms going on today that reclaims ground for the subject - the human being - in the study of nature.