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Rudolf Steiner, the often undervalued, multifaceted genius of modern times, contributed much to the regeneration of culture. In addition to his philosophical teachings, he provided ideas for the development of many practical activities, including education -- both general and special -- agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms, and many other organizations that are founded directly on his principles. Steiner's original ...
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Overview

Rudolf Steiner, the often undervalued, multifaceted genius of modern times, contributed much to the regeneration of culture. In addition to his philosophical teachings, he provided ideas for the development of many practical activities, including education -- both general and special -- agriculture, medicine, economics, architecture, science, religion and the arts. Today there are thousands of schools, clinics, farms, and many other organizations that are founded directly on his principles. Steiner's original contribution to human knowledge was based on his ability to conduct 'spiritual research', the investigation of metaphysical dimensions of existence. With his scientific and philosophical training, he brought a new systematic discipline to the field, allowing for conscious methods and comprehensive results. A natural seer from childhood, he cultivated his spiritual vision to a high degree, enabling him to speak with authority on previously veiled mysteries of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855841185
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Pocket Library of Spiritual Wisdom
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 4.86 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. A Social Basis for Education 9
2. The Spirit of the Waldorf School 23
3. Educational Methods Based on Anthroposophy 33
4. The Child at Play 60
5. Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight and Education in the Light of Spiritual Science 72
6. The Adolescent after the Fourteenth Year 95
7. Science, Art, Religion and Morality 107
8. The Spiritual Grounds of Education 126
9. The Role of Caring in Education 135
10. The Roots of Education and the Kingdom of Childhood 149
11. Address at a Parents' Evening 167
12. Education in the Wider Social Context 183
Afterword 193
Notes 206
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