Who educates whom?, Series

With eurythmy and Chinese in Colombia

By Nana Göbel, January 2020

Walter Boris Liebenthal (1933–2011) left a rich literary and artistic legacy for the Chinese Waldorf school movement.  [more]

Editorial, Who educates whom?

Misunderstanding

By Mathias Maurer, January 2020

We’re all familiar with it, be it at home, in class or in the car: loud, arguing children, hitting and scratching one another, screaming and shouting as they climb over tables and benches, ignoring all instructions, and, to cap it all, answering back. [more]

Editorial, Threefoldness

Three things

By Mathias Maurer, December 2019

Threefoldness is a structural principle of living things. No development would be possible without a third element, everything would rigidify in polarities. [more]

Series, Threefoldness

Mary-Joan Fajardo. Pioneer of Waldorf education in the Philippines

By Nana Göbel, December 2019

Mary-Joan Fajardo was one of the well-educated, culturally interested and independent women in the Philippines. In the 1980s, she worked as a lecturer of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association in Manila and, in the face of the worrying signs in Philippine politics in the 1970s and 1980s, asked herself what was wrong with the world and how better conditions could be created. Her answer was: through education. [more]

Whither Waldorf?, Editorial

Where is Waldorf going?

By Mathias Maurer, November 2019

It is not that easy to break away from history, tradition and habit and to get a clear view of a development that lies in the future. In this respect, thoughts about a possible future for the Waldorf school movement do not differ from those about the possible future for our children: we do not know what the future will bring us through either. [more]

Publisher's View, Freedom

Stars in the sky

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, September 2019

Have you heard of the “Democratic Voice of Youth”? It is an association of young people who have grown tired of waiting for us oldies finally to wake up. [more]

Series, Freedom

Leonore Bertalot – pioneer of the Brazilian Waldorf movement

By Nana Göbel, September 2019

When Rudolf Lanz, at the time a council member of the Escola Higienópolis school association in São Paulo, was looking for a “competent and all-round inwardly stable teacher”, he asked in many letters for support from Ernst Weißert at the German Association of Waldorf Schools. Finally, Leonore and Italo Bertalot joined the school in 1962 and supplemented the small faculty, she as a class teacher and he as an English teacher. [more]

Editorial, Freedom

Freedom is possible

By Mathias Maurer, September 2019

Freedom can be experienced in different ways. On the one hand this is due to the fact that one person’s freedom need not necessarily be shared by another person, indeed, may even be experienced as a lack of freedom. On the other hand, there are various levels of the human being which determine the way that the experience of freedom comes to expression. [more]

Learning languages, Editorial

Listen and speak

By Mathias Maurer, August 2019

It still works with adults, not just with children – I have tried it out myself: listen closely, repeat what you have heard – the meaning appears later by itself. [more]

Publisher's View, Learning languages

Learning from the freedom of children

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, August 2019

A recent scene at the baggage carousel: nothing has happened for an hour, then an announcement that there will, unfortunately, be a further delay. All the waiting passengers are irritated, tiredly check their smartphones, and feel the weight of lost time! All of them? ... [more]

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