Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey

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representatives of 'new education', and that most histories of education include the Waldorf Schools as part of the educational reform movement.

Theosophie, 1906 (Steiner 1994, p. 41). All translations are my own.
More than 600 schools worldwide in 1996.
Biographical data from Lindenberg, 1996.
The edition was prepared for Kürschner's Deutsche National-Literatur, a then famous series of German classical authors.
The Arbeiterbildungsschule was founded by Wilhelm Liebknecht, a leading German social-democrat.
The private Freie Hochschule in Berlin was founded in 1902 by Bruno Wille and Wilhelm Bölsche, both authors and activists in modernist Berlin circles.
The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875 in New York as a spiritual counterforce to materialistic Darwinism. The Society was one of the main forces behind international reform pedagogy at the end of the nineteenth century.
Marie von Sievers (1867-1948) was the daughter of a Russian general. She grew up in St Petersburg and was highly educated. She spoke several languages and practised as an actor.
See Steiner (1997).
Written immediately before his death, Steiner's autobiography is the last and most personal summary of his work.
Inneres Erleben.
Rudolf Steiner, Website Gotheaneum (
In later publications the concept of 'astralbody' is added.
Geisteswissenschaft (but not in Dilthey's sense of a human science).
Originals-Urbild is a concept in Goethe's morphology of plants.
See, for example, Oksenberg Rorty (1998).

See also

In this book: Nietzsche, Rousseau, Montessori, Dewey

In Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: Piaget

Steiner's major writings
Die Kernpunkte der Sozialen Frage in den Lebensnotwendigkeiten der Gegenwart und Zukunft, Stuttgart: Greiffer & Pfeiffer, 1919.
Die Erziehung des Kindes vom Gesichtspunkte der Geisteswissenschaft, Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 1907/1948.
Mein Lebensgang. Eine nicht vollendete Autobiographie, edited and with an afterword by M.von Sievers, Dornach, Schweiz: Rudolf Steiner Verlag, 1925/1982.
Theosophie. Einführung in übersinnliche Welterkenntnis und Menschenbestimmung, Dornach, Schweiz, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, 1904/1994. Translated as Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man, London: Rudolf Steiner Press, 1973.
'A Lecture for Prospective Parents of the Waldorf School', 31 August 1919. Translated by R.F. Lathe and N. Parsons Whittaker, wysiwyg://contents.52/, 1997.


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