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Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School

Rudolf Steiner in der Waldorfschule

Lectures and addresses for the children, parents and teachers of the Waldorf School Stuttgart 1919 to 1924, with an essay "The educational basis of the Waldorf School".


The lectures and addresses published in this volume, which Rudolf Steiner gave on special occasions such as the laying of the foundation stone and the opening of the school, at monthly celebrations, at parents' evenings, or before members of the school association, convey in their freshness and spontaneity a direct view of the living school life.

„Ultimately, isn't it a very holy and religious obligation to cultivate and educate the divine spiritual element that manifests anew in every human being who is born? Isn't this educational service a religious service in the highest sense of the word? Isn't it so that our holiest stirrings, which we dedicate to religious feeling, must all come together in our service at the altar when we attempt to cultivate the divine spiritual aspect of the human being, whose potentials are revealed in the growing child? Science that comes alive! Art that comes alive! Religion that comes alive! In the end, that's what education is.“

Rudolf Steiner: Sept. 7, 1919

This book contains all of the more-or-less informal talks given by Steiner in the Stuttgart school from 1919 to 1924. Included are speeches given by him at various school assemblies, parents' evenings, and other meetings. Steiner spoke here with spontaneity, warmth, and enthusiasm.

Readers will find a unique glimpse of the real Steiner and how he viewed the school and the educational philosophy he brought into being.



References to the work of Rudolf Steiner follow Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works (CW or GA), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach/Switzerland, unless otherwise stated.
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Index to the Complete Works of Rudolf Steiner - Aelzina Books
A complete list by Volume Number and a full list of known English translations you may also find at Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works
Rudolf Steiner Archive - The largest online collection of Rudolf Steiner's books, lectures and articles in English.
Rudolf Steiner Audio - Recorded and Read by Dale Brunsvold - Anthroposophic Press Inc. (USA)
Rudolf Steiner Handbook - Christian Karl's proven standard work for orientation in Rudolf Steiner's Collected Works for free download as PDF.