Rudolf Steiner

The Relevance of Waldorf Education

  • Bo Dahlin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education book sub series (BRIEFSKEY)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book covers Rudolf Steiner’s biography, presented from an educational point of view and also unfolds the different aspects of Steiner’s educational thought in Waldorf Education. His point of view is unique in that it relates education to a wide horizon of different contexts, such as social, pedagogical, evolutionary and spiritual aspects. His ideas are philosophical (ethical, epistemological, ontological). However, above all, they are based on spiritual understanding of the human being and the world.
In many ways, they stand in stark contrast to the views that inform present mainstream educational thought and practice. Nevertheless, there are points where Steiner’s ideas can find a resonance in more recent educational thought. Steiner was in many ways ahead of his time and his educational ideas are still relevant to many present day educational issues and problems.

Keywords

Steiner biography Steiner Waldorf school movement anthroposofy Philosophy of Education spiritual anthropology of education human development social aspects of education political aspects of education cultural aspects of education empirical studies of Waldorf schools Steiner education Waldorf education philosophical anthropology of education education and civil society

Authors and affiliations

  • Bo Dahlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58907-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58906-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58907-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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