THE RENEWAL OF EDUCATION
'Foundations of Waldorf Education' series
Rudolf Steiner, Introduction by Eugene Schwartz
Following a lecture requested by the department of education in Basel, Switzerland, sixty members of the audience invited Rudolf Steiner to return and deliver a complete lecture course on his approach to education. This work is the result.
Steiner begins by outlining the gradual development of the child with the help of spiritual forces and enlightened educational practices, which form the basis for his approach to education. He describes problems that face educators today and provides practical solutions. He explains the effects of morality on real freedom and how the development of a child's will leads to a free, flexible ability to think. He also describes the lifelong effects that teachers have on children through the ways they teach in the early grades.
This lecture course is newly translated for this series. It covers a broad range of subjects, from the threefold nature of the human being to the teacher's responsibility toward their students' future; from arts such as music and eurythmy to the problems involved in training teachers; from zoology and botany to language, geography, and history.
Like many of Steiner's lectures to public audiences, these are accessible and practical and provide a real overview to his ideas for renewing modern education.
rans: Robert Lathe & Nancy Whittaker (14 lectures, plus two introductions to eurythmy performances, Basel, April 20 to May 11, 1920; GA 301); AP; 288pp; 21.5 x 13.5 cm; pb;
£14.99 ISBN 9780880104555