History of Waldorf Schools

History of Waldorf Schools

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This History of Waldorf schools includes descriptions of the schools' historical foundations, geographical distribution and internal governance structures. In the chaotic circumstances of post-World War I Germany, Rudolf Steiner had been giving lectures on his ideas for a societal transformation in the direction of independence of the economic, governmental and cultural realms, known as Social Threefolding, to the workers of various factories. On April 23, 1919, he held such a lecture for the workers of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart, Germany; in this lecture he mentioned the need for a new kind of comprehensive school. On the following day, the workers approached Herbert Hahn, one of Steiner's close co-workers, and asked him whether their children could be given such a school. Independently of this request, the owner and managing director of the factory, Emil Molt, announced his decision to set up such a school for his factory workers' children to the company's Board of Directors and asked Steiner to be the school's pedagogical consultant. The name Waldorf thus comes from the factory which hosted the first school.show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 340g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135893947
  • 9786135893946