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: Class 7 Nutrition
The Clashing Rocks were an early hazard in Jason's journey, and in presenting aspects of Physiology to Class VII it is all too easy, even for the teacher whose own education has not itself already been formed in the materialistic tradition, to be trapped in matter. The 'Particular thing' can halt the proper description of the living process of which it is only a part, and the movement of the spirit somehow quickly crystallizes in mechanical technique. Main-lesson books are at risk of becoming records of frozen events, and, for once, beautiful illustration serves less the desired mood than the glorification of intellectual knowledge.
Download the article: Climate Crisis and Waldorf Education
This article was originally published in the JOURNAL for Waldorf/R. Steiner Education Vol. 11.1, May 2009
From the pictures given by Rudolf Steiner in Occult Science, enlivened and deepened in the lessons of the School of Spiritual Science, our concepts gradually expand of what a human being is and how we are connected on all levels of existence with the world around us. Our relationship with the animals changes, with the plants and all that the earth holds and represents. Sun, moon and planets, even the stars themselves, become part of what, as a human being, I conceive myself to be.
Download the article: Compost, Soil, Chemistry and Wholeness
Originally published in Biodynamics, #220, 1998 -
Elements. Nutrients and Healthy Farms
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A Curriculum Study published by the Research Institute for Waldorf Education and AWSNA
Part 1 of this paper is aimed at teachers of students in schools to help foster a dialogue on the development of computing curricula.
The scope of this paper is 1. a summary view of the educational needs of students, 2. the exposition of a computing curriculum developing method, 3. suggestions for candidate computing curriculum topics per grade, and 4. elaboration of some of these topics into lesson plans and supporting content.
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