Articles in the Online Waldorf Library come from many sources. Quite a number are from the archives of journals and publications published over the past 50+ years. When possible we have noted the specific source although this is not always possible.
Included in the "article" search database are all articles in currently in print journals: Gateways, the Research Bulletin and the Waldorf Journal Project.
The Online Waldorf Library includes:
Education as an Art, the first widely circulated journal about Waldorf education in the United States. It began in 1940 as the Bulletin of the Rudolf Steiner School Association. The purpose of the journal was to inform Americans about Rudolf Steiner's pedagogy. In 1969 the journal became known as Education as an Art: A Journal for the Waldorf Schools of North America.
To search for articles specifically from Education as an Art, please enter the journal name into the search box "with the exact phrase".
Lectures from the 2002 AWSNA National Teacher's Conference, to search for the 8 lectures presented, please enter AWSNA lecture in the search box and click "exact phrase"
Download the article: "And How Goliath Stamped..."
Fashioning the temperament through story telling so that it becomes a useful tool
Economy in teaching
Download the article with illustrations: Art and the Adolescent
Published in Child and Man, Volume 12, #1, 1977 (UK)
The age of puberty has never provoked as much controversy as it does today; educationalists, sociologists, psychiatrists and parents are confronted with problems which become increasingly difficult almost day by day. Educationalists call for parent participation, parents call for stricter guidelines from schooling establishments, sociologists complain about environmental conditions, psychiatrists research parent-child relationships and report the lack of care and understanding. While opinions and advice differ greatly, the adolescent continues to bang more loudly and violently on the doors of established authority.
Download the lecture with illustrations: Arts and Their Relationship to Adolescent Development
AWSNA lecture given at AWSNA Teachers' Conference Kimberton Waldorf School,
To begin with I'd like to place a wonderful aphorism of Rudolf Steiner's before us: "Art must become the lifeblood of the soul." I believe this is an essential ideal to live by in our work as educators. I will explain why as we proceed.
This is really what we are—it is part of our essential nature that we are creators—we are artists. Art is for the child, already, the lifeblood of the soul.
Download the article: Aspects of Adult Education in the Light of Anthroposophy: A Former Student's View
Published in Renewal, A Journal for Waldorf Education, Vol. 9 #1, Spring 2000
What is the most fruitful relationship between teacher and student in adult education? Norman Davidson, the former head of teacher training at Sunbridge College looks at this question from the viewpoint of spiritual science.
Keywords: Waldorf teacher training, Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner, teaching