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The Rudolf Steiner Archive

a project of Steiner Online Library, a public charity

Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy I
GA 304

This book contains a collection of public lectures given in 1921–1922 by Rudolf Steiner on educational and social questions. It is presented here for the first time in English and contains a number of surprising jewels not found anywhere else. The year 1921 proved to be a most eventful time in the life of the anthroposophical movement. The First World War had ended and conditions were stabilizing, though in middle Europe many social problems still remained. Rudolf Steiner had spent most of the war years in Dornach, Switzerland, and although he had given a number of lectures in Switzerland and Germany, it had not been possible for him to visit other countries.

One of his first extensive journeys abroad took him to the Netherlands for a two-and-a-half-week lecture tour. In addition to lectures to members, he gave a number of presentations to a wider public. The first of these

I. Anthroposophical Spiritual Science and the Great Questions of our Present Civilization February 23, 1921
II. Education and Practical Life from the Perspective of Spiritual Science February 27, 1921
III. Knowledge of Health and Illness in Education September 26, 1921
IV. The Fundamentals of Waldorf Education November 11, 1921
V. Educational Methods Based on Anthroposophy I November 23, 1921
VI. Educational Methods Based on Anthroposophy II November 24, 1921
VII. Education and Drama April 19, 1922
VIII. Shakespeare and the New Ideals April 23, 1922
IX. Synopsis of a Lecture from the “French Course” September 16, 1922