Adventures in Steiner Education: An Introduction to the Waldorf Approach

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Rudolf Steiner Press, 2005 - Education - 222 pages
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An internationally acknowledged authority in Steiner education, Brien Masters has worked for decades as a teacher in both public and Waldorf schools, and has served as a teacher trainer, consultant, writer and lecturer. In "Adventures in Steiner Education, " he draws on his rich and varied experience to paint a vivid picture of Waldorf education in practice. Spicing the text with many personal stories and anecdotes, he brings to life the theory behind this increasingly popular educational approach, from the early years through to the Lower and Upper Schools.
This lively book serves not only as an informative and entertaining introduction, but also as a helpful refresher course for those seeking to become fully acquainted with the basic principles of Steiner Education.
 

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Contents

Between Zeal and Scepticism
3
Life Forces
18
Behind the Scenes of Adolescence
27
Individuality
33
The Threefold Organization of the School
39
A Forgetting
47
Imitation
56
Will
62
Etheric vs Astral
98
Narrative in Class 2
109
the Astral Forces
137
Discovering the World
158
of Adolescence
173
The Wider Significance of the Arts
185
Universality
191
Stepping into Life
201

Movement
72
Science
79
Numeracy
86
Memory
92
The Public Eye
209
Index
215
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About the author (2005)

Brien Masters, Ph.D., was qualified as both a state and a Waldorf teacher and taught everything from music to math to map reading. He taught around the world and acted as a consultant to government ministries. He wrote numerous articles and several publications for use in schools. His doctoral thesis is a critical appraisal of Waldorf praxis in the light of Rudolf Steiner s original educational ideas. Brien Masters was director of the London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar, as well as a seminar in Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands. He died in October 2013.

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