|Title:||Faculty Meetings With Rudolf Steiner, two volumes - eBook|
|Categories:||eBooks, High School, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, School Organization, About Rudolf Steiner, Inner Life of the Teacher, Administration and Finance, Child Development, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education|
|Number of pages:||864|
Foundations of Waldorf Education series, vol. 8
vol. 1: 1919–1922 (CW 300a–300b); vol. 2: 1922–1924 (CW 300b–300c)
The Waldorf school movement has its roots in the chaotic period following the First World War. Struggling to create the first school, Rudolf Steiner worked on every detail-lesson plans, religious education, school hours, course resources, administration, finance, and child study. Guiding the faculty, Steiner moved toward his goal of creating a vehicle for social transformation.
These two volumes span the years 1919 to 1924 and cover, meeting by meeting, the development of the first Waldorf school. Participating in a work in progress, Steiner deals with an amazing array of problems, frustrations, successes, and failures. His sleeves rolled up and his sight on a vision that he made a reality, Steiner lays the foundations of Waldorf education. This detailed look behind the scenes will interest not only teachers, but also parents, students, and anyone who wants to know how a successful worldwide school movement arose.
"As we follow these meetings one by one, we gain access to Steiner the man, who encounters the joys and sorrows of everyday life. We come to know varied aspects of his personality as expressed in his special relationship with the teachers - his warmth and support; his enthusiasm, frustration, and disappointment; and his sense of humor, joy, and stern expectations" (from the introduction by Betty Staley).
Translated by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whittaker