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Emil and Berta The Origins of the Waldorf School Movement

 
Title:      Emil and Berta The Origins of the Waldorf School Movement
Categories:      General Waldorf Education, History, About Rudolf Steiner, School Organization, About Anthroposophy
BookID:      908
Authors:      Sophia Christine Murphy
ISBN-10(13):      9781943582273
Publisher:      Waldorf Publications
Publication date:      2018
Number of pages:      208
Language:      English
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Picture:      cover
Description:     

It is 1919, and Europe has been devastated by the First World War. Emil Molt, the managing director of Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company in Germany, and his wife Berta wanted to start a school to educate the children of their employees and turned to their friend Rudolf Steiner for guidance. That would be the start of a revolutionary approach to education, now known worldwide as Waldorf education.

Sophia Christine Murphy, Emil Molt’s grand-daughter, draws on her grandfather’s diaries to trace the couple's struggles, betrayals, successes and breakthroughs in the founding and nurturing of the first Waldorf school. Murphy tells the story with grace, ease, and objectivity, bringing this remarkable chapter of educational history to life.

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