ERIC Number: ED198977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Rudolf Steiner Farm School, Hawthorne Valley.
Rudolf Steiner Farm School, Harlemville, Ghent, NY.
The goal of the Rudolf Steiner Farm School (which employs the spiritual/scientific path of knowledge described by Rudolf Steiner in the early 1900's) is to awaken and cultivate the capacities of the full human being through education, the arts, and agriculture, in direct relationship with nature, the spiritual universe, and current times. The institution's branches are mutually interlinked yet freely cooperating parts of the whole. The Farm branch is operated according to the principles of bio-dynamic agriculture and offers apprenticeships to young farmers wishing to train in bio-dynamic methods. The School branch is an independent, co-educational day school which uses the methods of Rudolf Steiner (as practiced in more than 160 schools in some 20 countries) and draws directly from farm and garden, from artistic and practical activities for educational experiences. The Hostel and Visiting Student branch enables urban and suburban students to live at the school for varying time periods and to learn subjects and skills related to farm and country life, e.g. botany, earth science, animal study, astronomy, and surveying. The Artists and Artisans branch offers painting, handcrafts, music, dramatic and poetic arts, staging, eurythmy, and architecture. Other programs include summer camps and adult workshops and conferences. (AN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aesthetic Education, Agricultural Education, Day Schools, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foundations of Education, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, Private Schools, Rural Education, Summer Programs
Rudolf Steiner Farm School, RD 2, Harlemville, Ghent, NY 12075 ($0.50 ea., 5 copies for $2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rudolf Steiner Farm School, Harlemville, Ghent, NY.