THE SPIRITUAL GROUND OF EDUCATION
'Foundations of Waldorf Education' series
Given during a conference on spiritual values in education and attended by many prominent people of the time, Steiner's Oxford lectures gave him a rare opportunity to present the principles of Waldorf education at the highest cultural level.
His lectures, well received, were reviewed in The Manchester Guardian: "Dr. Steiner's lectures brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of humanity in education. He spoke to us about teachers who, freely and unitedly, unrestricted by external prescription, develop their educational methods exclusively out of a thorough knowledge of human nature. He spoke to us about a kind of knowledge needed by the teacher, a knowledge of the being of man and the world, which is at the same time scientific and also penetrates into the most intimate inner life, which is intuitive and artistic."
Long out of print, these lectures, the first of three courses to English audiences, constitute one of the best introductions to Waldorf education.
February 2004; Trans. unknown (9 lectures, Manchester College, Oxford, Aug 16-29 1922; GA 305); AP; 152pp; 21.5 x 13.5 cm; pb;
£17.99 ISBN 9780880105132