Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America / Edition 1

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For Rudolf Steiner, life can be truly understood only if it is experienced as art is experienced, as inner activities expressed through physical materials. On this ground of the union of inner experience and sensory life, he developed his unique, holistic approach to education. Richards views Steiner schools as expressing a new educational consciousness appropriate for our time, a "grammar of interconnections" among scientific observational, artistic imagination, religious reverence, and practical activity in which every part bears a deep connection.
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“An informative account of the ideals that inspire the teachers in Rudolf Steiner schools . . . and the training that enables them . . . to realize those ideals”—Owen Barfield, Commonweal

“Important reading for those interested in challenging educational concepts.”—Choice

“One of the most satisfying and readable books on Steiner to have emerged so far.”—New Age

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819560629
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1980
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY CAROLINE RICHARDS is a potter, teacher, and poet. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a member of the faculty at the universities of California and Chicago, Black Mountain College, and the City College of New York, She is the author of Centering: in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person and The Crossing Point Selected Talks and Writings, both published by Wesleyan.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Rudolf Steiner and the Author’s Approach
Introduction to Waldorf Schooling in America
The Education of the Child: A Spiritual Anatomy and Basic Text
To Feel the Whole in Every Part: Education As an Art
Teacher Training and Handwork
More on Curriculum/Method/Teachers/Children
Camphill in America: Mental Handicap and a New School impulse
Education and Community: A School of Life and a Reschooling Society
Waldorf Education and New Age Religious Consciousness
The Teacher
Conclusion: Steps Toward a New Culture
Appendix 1: Directory of Waldorf Schools, Institutes, and Adult Education Centers
Appendix 2: A Brief Chronology of Rudolf Steiner’s Life and Work
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