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ERIC Number: ED015019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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THE INTERNATIONAL WALDORF SCHOOL MOVEMENT.
VON BARAVALLE, HERMANN
AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE WALDORF SCHOOL PLAN TRACES THE MOVEMENT FROM ITS FOUNDING IN STUTTGART, GERMANY IN 1919, BY THE WALDORF ASTORIA COMPANY AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RUDOLF STEINER, TO ITS INTRODUCTION INTO SWITZERLAND, OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND SOUTH AFRICA, A TOTAL OF 175 SCHOOLS AS OF 1963. THE MOVEMENT SEEKS NEW WAYS OF SOCIAL CONSOLIDATION THROUGH EDUCATING THE YOUNG ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC METHODS AND DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES. A CLASS TEACHER FOLLOWS ONE GROUP FROM FIRST THROUGH EIGHTH GRADES, TEACHING ALL SUBJECTS. EACH SCHOOL DAY BALANCES INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITIES WITH MOTOR ACTIVITIES, BEGINNING WITH ONE MAJOR SUBJECT AND ENDING WITH RECREATION. SUBJECTS ARE CHANGED EVERY TWO OR THREE WEEKS, ALLOWING CONCENTRATED STUDY ON SINGLE SUBJECTS. LOVE OF LEARNING IS THE MOTIVATION PREFERRED TO COERCION OR COMPETITION. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION INCLUDE WRITING BEFORE READING, TEACHING MATHEMATICS WITH RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT, RELATING ACADEMIC WITH ARTISTIC WORK, SYMTOMATOLOGICAL AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH, AND RELATING BASIC LIFE FUNCTIONS TO FARM EXPERIENCE. CHILDREN'S TEMPERAMENTS ARE CONSIDERED IN DEVELOPING THEIR POTENTIAL. THE EUROPEAN SCHOOLS ARE FINANCED PARTIALLY WITH GOVERNMENT FUNDS. AMERICAN SCHOOLS OPERATE BY TUITION AND DONATION. ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS NEEDED TO REMAIN ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM WALDORF SCHOOL MONOGRAPHS, 25 PERSHING ROAD, ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (LG)
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Identifiers: Steiner (Rudolf)