Editorial

Faceless

By Mathias Maurer, December 2020

At the time that we still had to queue patiently in front of shops observing the appropriate distancing, the following scene unfolded before me. An older girl was holding a small child by the hand who was joyfully taking their first steps. [more]

Interculturality

Interculturality – more than a label

By Albert Schmelzer, December 2020

We live in an immigrant society. As long ago as 2016, almost 40 percent of children under five had at least one parent born abroad and thus officially came from an immigrant background. That is reflected in the schools. In city conurbations in particular, teachers face the challenge of teaching children coming from parental homes which are socially, linguistically, culturally and religiously extremely heterogeneous. [more]

Interculturality

Intercultural Waldorf education: what’s that?

By Christiane Adam, Susanne Piwecki, December 2020

In order to teach children from different social backgrounds, nations and cultures, schools have to open themselves up: to the neighbourhood in which they are located, to the people and to diversity. To this end it is helpful to set up a series of particular features regarding organisation, school culture and teaching which further fill out the approach of Waldorf education to go beyond being a teaching establishment. [more]

Publisher's View, Interculturality

Vaccine against distrust

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, December 2020

A virus is on the loose! Without a vaccine it makes us ill, us and our democratic culture. Its name: distrust. The USA is currently showing us how its would-be emperor with his permanent effusion of hate and resentment is quite cleverly hiding from us how naked he really is. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Interculturality

A Waldorf school for all. The Community School for Creative Education in Oakland / USA

By Monique Brinson, Ida Oberman, December 2020

Few subjects have put their imprint on our time like the growth of diversity: local, regional, national and global. In the United States alone, more than half of all newborns are people of colour. By 2030 the majority of young employees will be non-white and in 2044 the majority of the population will consist of non-whites. [more]

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