|Title:||Kicking Away the Ladder|
|Categories:||About Anthroposophy, School Organization, About Rudolf Steiner, Inner Life of the Teacher, General Waldorf Curriculum, General Waldorf Education|
|Number of pages:||192|
The Philosophical Roots of Waldorf Education
Waldorf Education Approaches its 100th year in 2019. This book provides an innovative opportunity to understand the ideas and philosophy behind this extraordinary educational method. Now Waldorf Education is the fastest growing independent educational movement in the world, with over 1,100 schools, and even more kindergarten programs, in 63 countries around the globe. Introduced by Rudolf Steiner in collaboration with Emil and Berta Molt, CEO of the Waldorf Astoria Cigarette Factory, following the chaos in Germany after WWI, the recognition that a new social order was needed sparked the enlightened industrialist to act through education with Steiner’s insight as a lodestar to the endeavor. Goals of the philosophy were to develop in the young new and flexible thinking to inspire genuinely new thoughts to produce social forms unique to the 20th century and the coming new Millennium.