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, Identity

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]

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]

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]

Editorial

The look that forgives

By Mathias Maurer, February 2018

“Give her a hug. You mustn’t pull Annie’s hair.” The annoyed mother puts the struggling three-year-old in his cot. “Now say sorry!” [more]

Editorial

Hello fear

By Mathias Maurer, January 2018

Fear and anxiety mean inner constriction. This feeling occurs in certain situations but can also set in without an outer cause. [more]

Editorial

Welcome to Waldorf

By Mathias Maurer, November 2017

Once again almost 7,000 pupils are joining a class 1 in a Waldorf school. And their parents are looking expectantly to their future with many questions. How will my child develop? Will they learn? With what qualifications will they leave school? Was the decision to send them to a Waldorf school the correct one?  [more]

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