The Education of the Child

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Christopher Bamford

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109130

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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As early as 1884, while tutoring a boy with special needs, Steiner began a lifelong interest in applying spiritual knowledge to the practical aspects of life. Steiner originally published the essay at the core of this book in 1907. It represents his earliest ideas on education, in which he lays out the soul spiritual processes of human development, describing the need to understand how the being of a child develops through successive births, beginning with the physical body s entry into earthly life, and culminating in the emergence of the I-being with adulthood. Also included here are several early lectures on education (1906 1911). Contents: The Education of the Child in the Light of Spiritual Science, essay Teaching from a Foundation of Spiritual Insight, Berlin, May 14, 1906 Education in the Light of Spiritual Science, Cologne, December 1, 1906 Education and Spiritual Science, Berlin, January 24, 1907 Interests, Talent, and Educating Children, Nuremberg, November 14, 1910 Interests, Talent, and Education, Berlin, January 12, 1911 "

The Kingdom of Childhood

Seven Lectures and Answers to Questions Given in Torquay, August 12-20, 1924

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104029

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 2061

These talks are perhaps the best introduction to Steiner's ideas on Waldorf education. Given to a small group on his last visit to England in 1924, Steiner shows the need for teachers to develop themselves by transforming their natural gifts, and how teachers can use humor to keep their teaching lively and imaginative. Above all, he stresses the grave importance of doing everything with the awareness that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the physical worlds.

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Author: Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265976

Category: Education

Page: 1392

View: 6988

More than any other field in education, the social and cultural foundations of education reflect many of the conflicts, tensions, and forces in American society. This is hardly surprising, since the area focuses on issues such as race, gender, socioeconomic class, the impact of technology on learning, what it means to be educated, and the role of teaching and learning in a societal context. The Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education provides a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural foundations of education. With more than 400 entries, the three volumes of this indispensable resource offer a thorough and interdisciplinary view of the field for all those interested in issues involving schools and society. Key Features · Provides an interdisciplinary perspective from areas such as comparative education, educational anthropology, educational sociology, the history of education, and the philosophy of education · Presents essays on major movements in the field, including the Free School and Visual Instruction movements · Includes more than 130 biographical entries on important men and women in education · Offers interpretations of legal material including Brown v. Board of Education(1954) and the GI Bill of Rights · Explores theoretical debates fundamental to the field such as religion in the public school curriculum, rights of students and teachers, surveillance in schools, tracking and detracking, and many more · Contains a visual history of American education with nearly 350 images and an accompanying narrative Key Themes · Arts, Media, and Technology · Curriculum · Economic Issues · Equality and Social Stratification · Evaluation, Testing, and Research Methods · History of Education · Law and Public Policy · Literacy · Multiculturalism and Special Populations · Organizations, Schools, and Institutions · Religion and Social Values · School Governance · Sexuality and Gender · Teachers · Theories, Models, and Philosophical Perspectives · A Visual History of American Education

Rhythms of Learning

What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Roberto Trostli

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104517

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 9126

Key lectures on children and education have been thoughtfully chosen from the vast amount of material by Steiner and presented in a context that makes them approachable and accessible. In his many discussions and lectures, Steiner shared his vision of an education that considers the spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow.

World History and the Mysteries in the Light of Anthroposophy

Nine Lectures Given in Dornach, 24 December 1923 to 1 January 1924, During the Foundation Meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9781855840669

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 6191

Rudolf Steiner begins this course of lectures with a survey of the development of memory in the evolution of humankind. He then describes how people understood themselves and the world in the ancient Orient, and how this understanding manifested itself in the ancient mysteries. He follows their development from Babylonia to Greece, and shows the influence of the mysteries on the spiritual life of the present day.

Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten?

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3727485043

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 235

View: 8656

In diesem Buch zeigt Rudolf Steiner Schritt für Schritt, wie jeder Mensch sich einen Zugang zur spirituellen Welt verschaffen kann. Innerhalb der unzähligen Bücher zum Thema Meditation zeichnet sich Rudolf Steiners Klassiker durch seine sachliche, aller diffusen Schwärmerei abholden Sprache und Einstellung. Eine Einladung, einen spannenden Weg zu beschreiten.

Rudolf Steiner

His Life and Work

Author: Gilbert Childs

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880103916

Category: Anthroposophists

Page: 94

View: 615

A concise, illustrated introduction of Steiner's life and work.

Understanding Children's Drawings

Tracing the Path of Incarnation

Author: Michaela Strauss

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841991

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 3726

Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.

How the Spiritual World Projects Into Physical Existence

The Influence of the Dead

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Margaret Jonas

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855844044

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 147

View: 1992

‘By cultivating spiritual thoughts here on earth we can provide nourishment for the dead... When fields lie fallow they produce no crops to feed humanity and people may die of starvation. The dead cannot die of starvation, of course; all they can do is suffer when spiritual life lies fallow on earth.’ – Rudolf Steiner The founding of the Anthroposophical Society in 1913 marked a major change in Rudolf Steiner’s work. Although Steiner had always been an independent spiritual researcher, the break with the theosophists removed all constraints, allowing for a full flowering of anthroposophy. These lectures, presented to audiences in Germany, France and Sweden, are filled with a freshness and vitality that reflect this new beginning, providing intriguing glimpses of great themes that Steiner was to develop in the years ahead. A predominant topic here is that of death. Rudolf Steiner seeks to explain how people on earth can reach the dead in a non-mediumistic way, and how such interaction between ‘living’ and ‘dead’ is mutually beneficial. Startlingly, he states that people who do not recognize the being of Lucifer during their earthly life – who have not ‘already got to intuit and know the luciferic impulses in the human soul properly whilst here in life’ – will be ‘vampirized’ by this being after death. Rudolf Steiner also elaborates on the activities of the adversary beings in present-day civilization – spiritual powers that play a necessary role in Earth evolution – and how we can counteract them. The longer someone can stay alive, for example, is a victory over Ahriman’s activity. Even the losing of teeth has beneficial aspects, allowing us to ‘... gain certain impulses and these overcome Ahriman’. Steiner relates the actions of such spiritual entities to child development too, indicating the various influences in the seven-year cycles of growth. Also included are lectures on the Christian festivals and various artworks, including ‘The Triumph of Death’ in the Composanto cemetery at Pisa, which reveals great secrets of humanity’s evolution. Whatever the subject addressed, it soon becomes apparent that these lectures were not just relevant to Steiner’s audience in 1913, but also speak to contemporary souls around the world seeking spiritual orientation and understanding.

The Therapeutic Eye

How Rudolf Steiner Observed Children

Author: Peter Selg

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 162151112X


Page: 51

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Rudolf Steiners extraordinary ability to perceive the inner nature and development of children provided insights at many levels and areas of the creative learning process. He spoke of this ability as a precondition for all forms of healthy childhood educationincluding special educationand suggested that teachers should develop such a capacity within themselves., Dr. Peter Selg discusses Steiners views on childhood development, how teachers can look at children, and ways that these approaches can be used to develop lessons and classroom activities to deal with behavioral extremes and learning challenges.


An Introductory Reader

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855841185

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 2090

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 based on his ideas. 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. Topics include: a social basis for education; the spirit of the Waldorf school; educational methods based on anthroposophy; children at play; teaching through the insights of spiritual science; adolescents after the fourteenth year; science, art, religion, and morality; the spiritual basis of education; the role of caring in education; the roots of education and the kingdom of childhood; address at a parents' evening; and education within the broader social context.

The World of Fairy Tales

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 162148033X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9737

“There is a big difference in whether or not one has a child grow up with fairy tales. The soul-stirring nature of fairy-tale pictures becomes evident only later on. If fairy tales have not been given, this shows itself in later years as weariness of life and boredom. Indeed, it even comes to expression physically; fairy tales can help counter illnesses. What is absorbed little by little by means of fairy tales emerges subsequently as joy in life, in the meaning of life—it comes to light in the ability to cope with life, even into old age. Children must experience the power inherent in fairy tales while young, when they can still do so. Whoever is incapable of living with ideas that have no reality for the physical plane ‘dies’ for the spiritual world.”—Rudolf Steiner


A Study of the Growing Child

Author: Caroline von Heydebrand,Daphne Harwood

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9780880102698

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 4071

This is the classic work on the Waldorf kindergarten. Heydebrand worked with Rudolf Steiner at the first Waldorf School, and her book contains a wealth of insights about working with preschoolers.

According to Luke

The Gospel of Compassion and Love Revealed : a Cycle of Ten Lectures

Author: Rudolf Steiner,Robert A. McDermott

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104883

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 4825

10 lectures, Basel, September 15-26, 1909 (CW 114) Rudolf Steiner was born with clairvoyant capacities, but it was not until he was forty that he could connect his inner experiences with Jesus Christ. After that solemn festival of knowledge, as he described it in his Autobiography, Steiner received ceaseless revelations about the significance of the Christ s incarnation. For the next twenty years, he spoke of the hidden background to all four gospels, the Book of Revelations, and even what he called the Fifth Gospel, read directly from the spirit worlds. These lectures present the most accessible and illuminating of Steiner s revelations about the significance of the Christ for the spiritual development of humanity. He discusses the link between the Buddha and the Christ, which unites Buddhism and Christianity not in theory but in the spiritual activities of those two beings. Steiner also describes the relationship between the Greek Mystery traditions and the Mystery of Golgotha: "A sign was to be placed before them as well, a sign that would now be enacted before the eyes of all humankind. The 'mystical death, ' which had been a ceremonial act in the Mystery temples for hundreds and thousands of years, would now be presented on the great stage of world history. Everything that had taken place in the secrecy of initiation temples was brought into the open as a single event on Golgotha." Utilizing a historical overview, revealing the relationship between the great religious traditions, and how they have conspired together for the good of humanity, Steiner never loses sight of the Gospel s great inner meaning, as echoed in the Gospel of St. Luke: The revelation of the spiritual worlds from the Heights and its answering reflection from human hearts brings peace to all whose purpose upon the evolving Earth is to develop good will. Contents: Introduction by Robert A. McDermott The Four Gospels in the Light of Anthroposophy The Luke Gospel As an Expression of Love and Compassion Buddha's Contribution to Humanity Formation of the Nathan-Jesus Child Contributions of the Nathan Jesus from Buddha and Zarathustra Elijah, John the Baptist, and Zarathustra Christ, the Great Mystery of Earth Evolution Illness and Healing in Luke and in the Evolution of Consciousness Christ and Maitreya buddha Robert A. McDermott's descriptive outline of Steiner's Lectures on Luke "