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Waldorf Education in the Jungle

By Samira Fürmetz, February 2023

Samira Fürmetz reports about her internship at a Thai jungle school. When everything that is usually part of the idea of school is missing, what do you do? And is it then still “school”? [more]

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How school can contribute to more humanity

By Cornelie Unger-Leistner, February 2023

INASTE Congress back in Vienna after a long break. [more]

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Polar opposites without attraction. Waldorf education and the Austrian mentality

By Bettina Huber, January 2023

As a concerned mother and journalist, Bettina Huber analytically describes how Waldorf education and Austria fit together. In Austria, there is still a mindset, going back to the imperial and royal monarchy, that bows to authority – accordingly, there are many prejudices against non-state schools, Huber says. [more]

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Waldorf Worldwide – where is the center?

December 2022

Should curricula in other countries be based on a European ideal? Does that even exist? And what can European Waldorf schools learn from other cultures? Sven Saar, internationally active in teacher education, offers suggestions. [more]

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No day like another – chief executive of a Waldorf School

By Susanne Piwecki, June 2022

Waldorf schools are like small or medium-sized businesses. Everything, from teaching to bookkeeping and balance sheets, from building maintenance to waste disposal, has to be managed. The management is responsible for providing a suitable infrastructure so that the educational operation can run smoothly. Meeting the needs of the school community is its challenging and varied, but also exciting task.  [more]

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What to do in the face of this unbelievable aggression?

By Cornelie Unger-Leistner, June 2022

Around 5,000 Waldorf upper school pupils in digital conversation with experts on the war in Ukraine. [more]

Ecology & Sustainability, Waldorf worldwide

"Green Future" at the Trier Waldorf School

By Mario Gilcher, Christoph Hartmann, April 2022

When we met for the first time in the summer of 2020, the drive to do something was great. Under the motto "climate-neutral Waldorf schools now", representatives of parents, teachers and pupils discussed numerous ideas with the initiators of CO2ero on how we can reduce the ecological footprint of the daycare and school community as much as possible. The insulation of the buildings was examined with a critical eye, mobility behaviour (modal split) was discussed, and the aging combined heat and power plant also came up for discussion.  [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]

Waldorf worldwide, Rethinking curriculum

Aregnasan. The Waldorf school in Yerevan defies the crisis

By Ruben Janibekyan, November 2021

Current situation The year 2020 was extraordinarily difficult for all of Armenia. First, the already weak economy contracted sharply in spring 2020 because of the pandemic. In one fell swoop, a third of the parents became unemployed and unable to pay, and another third got into serious difficulties paying the full school fees. The school’s administration was inundated with requests from parents for a payment break or reduction. Some parents also refused to pay in full because, of course, with online teaching the Waldorf quality disappeared completely. The school was in financial difficulties, an existential crisis was looming. The situation deteriorated drastically once again when the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh flared up again at the end of September. The... [more]

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