The History of Waldorf Education Worldwide

1919-1945

Nana Göbel

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£30.00
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Not yet published - due 08 May 2020

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Format:
hardback
Size:
254 x 178 mm
Publisher:
Waldorf Publications
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education
Illustrations:
over 150 b/w illustrations
Extent:
400 pages
ISBN:
9781943582884
Publication date:
08 May 2020

Description

In 1919, following the end of the First World War, Emil Molt put money aside for a school for the children of his workers at the Waldorf Astoria Cigarette Company in Stuttgart, Germany. He was interested in a new approach to education, and asked Rudolf Steiner to design the new curriculum. Steiner insisted that the school be open to children beyond the factory, and at the end of the first year, there were over 800 students. Teachers were experts in their fields, and came from far and wide.

One hundred years later, and Waldorf education continues to go from strength to strength. Flying in the face of mainstream education which demands rote learning and artificial testing, Waldorf education prioritises a delicate unfolding of each child’s potential. There are over 1,000 Waldorf school worldwide.

Author

Nana Göbel is the founder of Friends of Waldorf Education, a worldwide organisation which has been supporting Waldorf schools across the globe since 1978.

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