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Eugen Kolisko, the first Waldorf school doctor

By Tomás Zdrazil, June 2019

After the unexpected departure of the class teacher Friedrich Oehlschlegel in December 1919, the school management asked the Tübingen theologian Hermann Heisler to take his place. He, too, had attended the preparatory course in the summer but was not immediately asked to join the new college of teachers. [more]

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Friedrich Oehlschlegel – a Waldorf teacher from day one

By Tomás Zdrazil, May 2019

On the first day of school at the Uhlandshöhe Free Waldorf School in Stuttgart on 18 September 1919, twenty-eight expectant class 6 pupils were sitting in their tiny classroom under the eaves of the converted Waldorf school building. [more]

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Hebet el Nil – gift of the Nile. A Waldorf initiative in Luxor

By Bruno Sandkühler, April 2019

Every tourist knows Luxor and its famous temples, the Valley of the Kings and the wonderful drawings in the tombs. But not many come into closer contact with the farmers of al-Qurna and al-Ba’irat on the west bank of the river. [more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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