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Essentials of Education

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ISBN-10: 116259537X

ISBN-13: 9781162595375

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rudolf Steiner

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1924. This is a collection of five lectures delivered during the Educational Conference at the Waldorf School, Stuttgart, in April 1924. In these lectures, Steiner answers a problem that must sorely oppress every educationist today, the problem of the right form of training for teachers.
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Book details

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 84
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.17" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Austrian-born Rudolf Steiner was a noted Goethe (see Vol. 2) scholar and private student of the occult who became involved with Theosophy in Germany in 1902, when he met Annie Besant (1847--1933), a devoted follower of Madame Helena P. Blavatsky (1831--1891). In 1912 he broke with the Theosophists because of what he regarded as their oriental bias and established a system of his own, which he called Anthroposophy (anthro meaning "man"; sophia sophia meaning "wisdom"), a "spiritual science" he hoped would restore humanism to a materialistic world. In 1923 he set up headquarters for the Society of Anthroposophy in New York City. Steiner believed that human beings had evolved to the point…