Trailing Clouds of Glory

Essays on Human Sexuality and the Education of Youth

Edited by Douglas Gerwin

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  • Offering an antidote to mainstream approaches, this is an invaluable resource for teachers tackling issues of sexuality and gender
  • Brings together insights from experienced Waldorf teachers with a survey of child development
  • Suitable for children aged 13-18

Brings together insights from experienced Waldorf teachers into how to approach the important but challenging subjects of gender and sexuality. Suitable for Classes 7-8.

254 x 178 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
455 pages
Publication date:
12 Feb 2015


Sexuality is an important but challenging issue for schools to address. Adolescents need to know about reproduction and the power of procreation, but mainstream teaching can offer a very raw view of sexuality and gender.

This book, a wonderful antidote to the mainstream, brings together insights from several experienced Waldorf teachers, who share their approaches to the subject. Full of wisdom and perception, these contributions add up to an invaluable resources for teachers facing similar challenges.

The book also includes a full survey of child development in this area, giving useful background information which will underpin the curriculum.

Suitable for Classes 7 to 12.


Douglas Gerwin is co-director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education in the USA. He has taught in Waldorf schools for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Massachusetts.

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