Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America

Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America

by Mary Caroline Richards
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819569714
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
1 MB

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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