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]

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]

Series, Transhumanism

Two sisters and a legacy. Waldorf education in New Zealand

By Nana Göbel, May 2020

Anthroposophy came to New Zealand as early as the second decade of the twentieth century through Emma Richmond. Her daughter, the teacher Rachel Crompton-Smith, together with her husband Bernard Crompton-Smith opened the small St George School in Havelock North in 1917 at which girls and boys were taught together, something extraordinary at that time. This impulse was taken up by Ethel Edwina Burbury and Ruth Nelson who founded the anthroposophical Taruna centre and a short time later the first Waldorf school in Hastings. [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [more]

Early childhood

Children’s drawings. A window to the world of life forces

By Raphaela Tampe, February 2018

Children’s drawings tell the story of how children unconsciously move into their body. In drawing, the small child expresses a feeling of those forces which are active in forming the body in the first seven years. Rudolf Steiner calls these biological growth forces life or etheric forces. They build, form and penetrate the physical body and the drawings of the small child are an expression of these forces. [more]

Living lessons, Who educates whom?

The magic of things foreign

By Erhard Dahl, January 2020

The formative influence of foreign language lessons. [more]

Living Teachers, Magic of beginning

Pär Play – learning intuitively and playfully from life

November 2020

Teachers who practice Intuitive Pedagogy know the extent to which it trains the ability to form educational relationships and inner flexibility. The Nuremberg Teacher Training Seminar includes in its training provision a one-week course on Intuitive Pedagogy in the Easter holidays which is also open to colleagues from other Waldorf schools. Course leader Dieter Schwartz, a pupil of Pär Ahlbom and Iris Johansson, explains his approach. [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]

Young writers, The art of teaching

You are never too small to make a difference

By Emilia Mattukat, May 2019

“You are never too small to make a difference,” said the 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in her speech “Climate justice now” at the climate conference in Poland. She was making the point that none of us are too small to change something. [more]

Spotlight, Magic of beginning

About coronavirus

By Albrecht Schad, November 2020

The transformation of our lifeworld through human beings and the retroactive effect on humans. [more]

Media

Transforming materials and the maker

By Martyn Rawson, March 2020

From an evolutionary perspective tools and the social practices they were embedded in and how these responded to the environments people dwelled in, were crucial to the emergence of human societies.  [more]

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