Editorial

At a loss

By Mathias Maurer, November 2018

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has published a study which looked at educational and parenting guides and the underlying styles of education since 1945.* If we look at the curve of their development, we can see that authoritarian and liberal styles of education alternate in monotonous regularity about every ten years. It could thus also be read as the intergenerational fluctuation in the relationship between grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, whereby it is surprising to note that certain styles of education stubbornly persist. [more]

Editorial

What was and what is

By Mathias Maurer, October 2018

Waldorf100 is a mammoth project. Never before has such a combined effort been made in the Waldorf world to celebrate an anniversary. [more]

Editorial

Everywhere a foreigner

By Mathias Maurer, September 2018

The book »Racism Explained to My Daughter« by Tahar Ben Jelloun is required reading in French schools. [more]

Editorial

Support mania

By Mathias Maurer, July 2018

No question: of course we want to help and support every child. It is our firm belief that every child can do it! And if a child cannot yet do something, then we will help them with all the educational expertise at our disposal to reveal their still hidden skills. [more]

Publisher's View

Good news

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2018

It happens – rarely, but not never – that an article in Erziehungskunst really annoys me. That includes an interview with Daniele Ganser which was published in 2016 shortly after I had had cause to warn the Waldorf schools against inviting “any old conspiracy theorists” and instead appealed for well-founded social studies lessons. [more]

Editorial

Bee sting

By Mathias Maurer, June 2018

Lena runs barefoot through the meadow. A scream. Her face contorted with pain, she limps into the house on one leg. A bee sting. [more]

Publisher's View

On the test rig

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, June 2018

In mid-February, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper published an interview with the Tübingen academic media expert Bernhard Pörksen. He attested that as a result of the unrestricted access to and constant availability of the media there was a mood in our society in which people were constantly agitated and scandalised and that it was developing into a “democracy of outrage”. [more]

Publisher's View

Leisure 4.0

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, May 2018

“Time doesn’t pass any faster than before but we pass by it in a greater hurry,” said George Orwell, world-famous author of the books 1984 and Animal Farm not long before his death in 1950. [more]

Editorial

Lord of the elements

By Mathias Maurer, May 2018

In measuring ourselves against the elements, we have our most deeply engrained experiences. [more]

Editorial

An overdue change in direction?

By Mathias Maurer, April 2018

Waldorf Schools are facing a challenge to their educational policy in terms of both their artistic and practical crafts teaching. Klaus-Peter Freitag, executive director of the German Association of Waldorf Schools, provided the impetus for one of the thematic focal points of this issue in preparation for a congress.  [more]

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