The purpose of this blog is to hold a mirror up to Steiner Waldorf education. I’ve found that the best way to understand it is to read the work of Steiner insiders, especially those more obscure works intended for an insider audience. My own viewpoint is essentially critical, though my purpose is to communicate the practice of Steiner Waldorf education in its own words. Additional commentary represents my entirely personal view and I do not represent any organisation or anybody other than myself. I aim to be constructive and improve understanding on both sides of the debate.
What’s that building at the top of the page?
That’s the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. It was designed by Steiner and is the worldwide HQ for anthroposophy, also known as the School for Spiritual Science. You can find out more about it here. The photo was taken by rosmary @ flickr and is used under the CC-BY license.
Steiner Waldorf education is perennially controversial and online discussions can run to many hundreds of comments. I have disabled comments on this blog simply because I don’t have the time to read everything that might otherwise be posted. If you are a Steiner parent affected by any of the issues raised I would be happy to hear from you – I may be able to direct you towards other sources of help and advice. If you are the author of a work I discuss here, you have the right to reply. Email me and I would be happy to publish your own thoughts alongside my own.
Mark Hayes, Cambridge, UK.