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Kings Langley – the end of a British Waldorf school

By Sven Saar, January 2019

One of the oldest and biggest British Steiner Waldorf schools, Kings Langley, a school steeped in tradition located north of London, was forced to close its doors in July 2018. Over 350 pupils and their parents, as well as more than 40 teachers were suddenly faced with the end. Some moved, others had to give up their dream of an alternative school career. How could such a thing happen? [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Pure Garments

No Waldorfwashing at Wasatch

By Heidrun Kubiessa, December 2018

The Salt Lake City Waldorf Charter School is looking for the common roots of humanity. In this search it draws on the myths and sagas from a great variety of cultures and the expanses of the landscape. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Pure Garments

A tripping stone for the Cohns

By Olivia Girard, December 2018

As part of their history classes and biography work, the pupils of class 8b of the Kreuzberg Free Waldorf School in Berlin looked at the biography of a Jewish married couple. Their goal was to place a tripping stone in the street on which their school is located.* [more]

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Waldorf100: Opening Mathematics

November 2018

Mathematics confronts teachers with a pivotal question: Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics?  [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Identity

The English patient

By Sven Saar, September 2018

British Waldorf schools are subject to rigid state control. Public distrust is great in the country in which historically private schools had great freedom. The massive lack of money is leading to painful cuts. Sven Saar has been working there again since 2016 and reports. [more]

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Waldorf in Vietnam. The decolonisation of the Waldorf cultural contribution

By Joachim Maidt, July 2018

Now that Waldorf education has spread throughout the world, the time has come for the different countries to associate their own culture with Waldorf education. Its understanding of the human being must be seen in the context of the specific culture. Let us take a look at Vietnam. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, We and the bees

Newly-minted Waldorf teachers

By Petra Plützer, June 2018

The Freie Hochschule Stuttgart – Seminar for Waldorf Pedagogy sent its international “Masters” out into the world. [more]

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Ελευθερια σ’αγαπω

By Kyra Karastogiou, Stephan Beck, February 2018

The first Greek Waldorf school has opened in Athens. [more]

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What effect does artificial light have on our children?

By Uwe Geier, January 2018

The possible ways of using artificial light are rapidly changing at the moment. So-called LEDs (light emitting diodes) are increasingly being utilised and are replacing the light bulbs currently in use. LEDs are attractive because of their low energy consumption and versatility. The EU is aiming to ban the production and marketing of light bulbs which have a higher energy consumption than LEDs. [more]

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Waldorf education in the world’s cultures

By Katharina Stemann, November 2017

The Waldorf movement is becoming ever more international. Worldwide there are over 1,000 schools and 1,800 kindergartens in more than 70 countries. The most recent pioneers are Myanmar, Greece and Turkey. Hence it is not surprising that for a number of years we have been occupied by the question how this system of education might look, for example, in Russia, Australia or Japan. Does it make sense to perform the Christmas plays at the height of summer in New Zealand while the sweat is dripping off the actors dressed in furs and woolly hats? [more]

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