100 years of Waldorf Education
“The question is not what man must be able to know in order to be able to join the existing social order, but what is there to be present in man and to be developed in him. Only then can the growing generation continue to enrich again with new powers.”
Dr. Rudolf Steiner
In 1919 the first Waldorf school was established for the children of employees in the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart, Germany. This created the name “Waldorf”. The school was designed according to the ideas of the philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1826-1925). Waldorf Education was innovative. More Waldorf schools were soon established in Germany and the rest of the world totalling over 1100 schools worldwide today.
To commemorate our 100 years of existence the worldwide Waldorf community has produced a movie about todays and tomorrows challenges.
Part 1 to explains how we belief Waldorf education helps new generations to overcome the challenges of our future.
Part 2 gives examples of how Waldorf schools today surmount social difficulties in different parts of the world.
Part 3 explains the Waldorf approach to early childhood education and how play helps the child to grow up confident and healthy.
For more information visit the website https://www.waldorf-100.org/en/