E. A. Karl Stockmeyer
Translated by Roland Everett-Zade
From the Publisher:
This book is a new edition of this in-depth exploration of the curriculum of the first Waldorf school, expanding on the original ‘Lehrplan’. Divided into sections, the book outlines Steiner’s comments on schools and lessons in general, as well as many details on his thinking on specific issues ranging from different age groups to classroom decoration and arrangement. This clear study of Steiner’s ideas on education and child development is an important book for all Steiner-Waldorf teachers.
From Nancy (previous edition):
Taken as a living document, Karl Stockmeyer’s collection of various things Rudolf Steiner said about the curriculum for Waldorf education, particularly because they are juxtaposed by his commentaries and reports of things that were done at the Stuttgart school, is a thought-provoking source of inspiration to anyone teaching the grades and high school. Karl Stockmeyer served as a teacher and administrator at the original Waldorf School in Stuttgart during Steiner’s time and continued on after Steiner’s death in 1925. His compilation of Steiner’s thoughts on the curriculum is perhaps the richest and broadest source of both inspiration and direction available on the subject.
Although the English translation is fairly stiffly rendered, at least to an American English speaker’s ear, the liveliness of the thoughts and descriptions that are conveyed transcends that minor difficulty, making this exciting reading for anyone with an interest in further the aims of Waldorf education. It is small wonder that it has been at the side of so many teachers throughout the years.
This edition replaces Rudolf Steiner’s Curriculum for Waldorf Schools – 4th Edition
256 pages, 8 1/4″ x 9 1/2″, 2015.