Waldorf Approach to Education

Steiner, Rudolf

Rudolf Steiner (rōō´dôlf shtīn´ər), 1861–1925, German occultist and social philosopher. He was a leader in the founding of the German Theosophic Association (see theosophy). In time he abandoned theosophy and developed a distinctive philosophy which he called anthroposophy; this philosophy attempts to explain the world in terms of man's spiritual nature, or thinking independent of the senses. Translations of his works include Investigations in Occultism (1920) and Philosophy of Spiritual Activity (1922). He also wrote many works on Goethe.

See his autobiography (rev. tr. 1951, repr. 1970).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Waldorf Approach to Education: Selected full-text books and articles

Waldorf Education: Breathing Creativity By Nordlund, Carrie Art Education, Vol. 66, No. 2, March 2013
Are Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf Schools 'Non-Sectarian?' By Dugan, Dan; Daar, Judy Free Inquiry, Vol. 14, No. 2, Spring 1994
Imagination, Waldorf, and Critical Literacies: Possibilities for Transformative Education in Mainstream Schools By Shank, Monica Reading & Writing, Vol. 7, No. 2, January 1, 2016
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