Educate for peace

Is it possible to educate for peace?

By Andre Bartoniczek, December 2021

When more than 100,000 people demonstrated in front of the Pentagon in Washington on 21 October 1967 to end the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Jan Rose Kasmir stepped in front of the soldiers’ bayonets and held a flower out to them. She was photographed doing so and the picture eventually went around the world. She remembers: “It was about innocence, dreams and honesty. We were sure we were on the right path. We believed only in love and goodness on earth. We all belong to the big human family.” [more]

Educate for peace

Can religion bring about peace?

By Günther Dellbrügger, December 2021

Much strife has come into the world through religions. Can they pay off this debt in the future and contribute something substantial to peace? [more]

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Why form drawing is more than a game

By Ernst Schuberth, December 2021

Form drawing is certainly not a cure for all recognisable developmental disorders, but in an increasingly sedentary society it prevents adverse developments that can lead to serious disadvantages later in life. [more]

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Waldorf, anthroposophy, the Greens and more

December 2021

Henning Kullak-Ublick was a Waldorf teacher in Flensburg for 26 years (1984-2010), a board member and spokesperson of the German Association of Waldorf Schools (2004-2021) and co-founder of the Green Party.  [more]

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Test of character. The Waldorf movement in Slovakia

By Slavomír Lichvár, December 2021

The first Waldorf primary school in Slovakia will be twenty years old in September 2021. It came into being in 2001 after about ten years of faculty, training and seminar work and thanks to massive support from the Netherlands. [more]

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Gaining new territory

By Matthias Niedermann, December 2021

“Learning Goal: the Capacity to Act” – impressions from a conference in Witten. [more]

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School autonomy. Education between self-organisation and external control

By Heiner Barz, December 2021

School autonomy – this former motto of school reform seems to have turned into a simple concept of control and heteronomy. While the original idea was to give schools freedom of choice, e.g. in the use of financial resources as a basis for productive educational action, something quite different can be observed today: schools have been forced to submit “autonomously” to the paradigm of standardisation, evaluation and accountability. This development is increasingly spreading to independent schools. [more]