Waldorf Education - Waldorf
education is a distinctive method of education practiced in Waldorf schools
around the world. The concept was developed by Rudolf Steiner in Europe
in the 1920s. Today there are more than 500 Waldorf schools worldwide and
more than 100 Waldorf schools in North America. The aim of Waldorf education
is to educate the whole child -- head, heart and hands. The curriculum
is geared to the child's stages of development and brings together all
elements -- intellectual, artistic, spiritual and movement. The goal is
to produce individuals who are able, in and of themselves, to impart meaning
to their lives.
From: Paul Gillingwater (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: New Age Thinkers
Date: 1990-03-11 21:21:10 PST
The New Age is anything _but_ new, according to many thinkers. A useful reference is _The Occult Conspiracy_, by Michael Howard (Rider, 1989). He traces many "New Age" ideas as deriving from Masonic, Rosicrucian and Gnostic societies of the previous centuries. What has occured is that these old "occult" ideas have been updated, and reformulated in terms more consistent with the so-called "scientific thinking" popularised through recent educational advances. One quite influential group who helped to popularise these occult ideas was the Theosophical Society. They spawned a wide variety of ideas, and lead to various other movements, e.g. Anthroposophical Society (Rudolph Steiner), J. Krishnamurti, Alice Bailey.