An Introduction to Steiner Education: The Waldorf School

An Introduction to Steiner Education: The Waldorf School

by Francis Edmunds
     
 

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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.� �Francis Edmunds

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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.� �Francis Edmunds

Rudolf Steiner�s educational system�long established and respected on the European continent�is gradually spreading around the world. 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 and lively style, many aspects of Steiner�s educational theories, especially the three stages of child development and how the Waldorf curriculum provides a healthy understanding, nurturing, and support for these phases.

Edmunds discusses the role of the class teacher, the �main lesson,� the four temperaments, attitudes toward discipline, competition, and examinations.  His answers are based on the author�s many years of rich and varied experience as an educator of both children and adults.

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�s ideas. It is especially useful for parents who are looking for a holistic education for their children.

 

AUTHOR BIO:

L. Francis Edmunds (d. 1989) was a Lifelong Waldorf teacher and adult educator. He was founder and principal of Emerson College in England and author of several books, including Renewing Education and Quest for Meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855842717
Publisher:
Rudolf Steiner Press
Publication date:
04/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
544 KB

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