This book points to the unique approach of the philosopher and educationalist Rudolf Steiner, whose spiritual thought has provided practical new insight. The first school founded on his indications, the 'Waldorf' school, opened in 1919. The movement for Steiner education has since become international, with literally hundreds of schools in operation.
In this clear and concise work Roy Wilkinson gives an overview of Steiner education and its spiritual background, showing how the development of the whole human being is its aim, rather than simply the dispensing of knowledge. He demonstrates how the inner needs of the child can be nourished through a choice of subjects and a method of presentation which accords with the objective developmental stages of the human being.