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The Kingdom of Childhood - eBook

 
Title:      The Kingdom of Childhood - eBook
Categories:      eBooks, Middle School, Elementary School, About Anthroposophy, About Rudolf Steiner, Inner Life of the Teacher, Evaluation/Assessment, Child Development, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      87
Authors:      Rudolf Steiner
ISBN-10(13):      978-0-88010-402-9
Publisher:      Steiner Books
Publication date:      1995
Number of pages:      178
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Ebook:      Download ebook1.pdf
Description:     
Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education

 Foundations of Waldorf Education series, vol. 21 - 7 lectures, Torquay, England, 1924 (CW 311) 

 These seven intimate, aphoristic talks were presented to a small group on Steiner's final visit to England. Because they were given to "pioneers" dedicated to opening a new Waldorf school, these talks are often considered one of the best introductions to Waldorf education.

 Steiner shows the necessity for teachers to work on themselves first, in order to transform their own inherent gifts. He explains the need to use humor to keep their teaching lively and imaginative. Above all, he stresses the tremendous importance of doing everything in the knowledge that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the earthly worlds. And, throughout these lectures, he continually returns to the practical value of Waldorf education.

These talks are filled with practical illustrations and revolve around certain themes-the need for observation in teachers; the dangers of stressing the intellect too early; children's need for teaching that is concrete and pictorial; the education of children's souls through wonder and reverence; the importance of first presenting the "whole," then the parts, to the children's imagination.

Here is one of the best introductions to Waldorf education, straight from the man who started it all.

Available as an eBook and in print from Steiner Books, Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore

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