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Patricia quiroga


ISCHE Conference 34

ISCHE Conference 34

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  • 1. What was thenature oftheinternationalconnectionsbetweenthe Waldorf School and the New EducationMovement?P AT R I C I A Q U I R O G A U C E D AUNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID( S PA I N )EMAIL: PQUIROGA@EDU.UCM.ES
  • 2. 1. IntroductionAim: explore the connections between twomovements: The New Education Fellowship (NEF)and AnthroposophyTwo sources: The Journal The New Era Rudolf Steiner’s educational conferences 1907- 1925
  • 3. 2. Context Late nineteenth century, interest on the occult, esoterism and spirituality. In 1875: creation of the Theosophical Society in New York. 1902 Rudolf Steiner became the Secretary of the German Section of the Theosophical Society. Split in 1912. Rudolf Steiner creates the Anthroposophical Society.
  • 4. 3.New Education and Anthroposophy:theorigin of theirinterest in education (NEF): promotion of international education and provide an international record of “experimental work”, through their journal The New Era. Steiner lectured in Central Europe promoting Anthroposophy. A collaborator of Steiner, Emil Molt suggested the creation of a school. It happened in 1919 in Stuttgart (Germany).
  • 5. From 0-7: Kindergarten Source:
  • 6. From 7-14 Source:
  • 7. From 14-21Source:
  • 8. 4. Sources and possibleconnectionsa) The journal The New Era- No articles or references developing Waldorf Education.- Two allusions: King’s Langley Priory School and The New School.
  • 9. King’sLangleyPriorySchoolYear Name of Address Principal Date of Number of Ages Special activities Feesof the school foundation pupils perissue Boys Girls annu m1922 King’s King’s Miss 1900 15 20 6-18 Éducation base £90- Langley Langley Clark and sur l’expérience de £100. Priory (Herts) Miss la vie domestique School (B) Cross. et rurale.1925 King’s King’s Miss 1900 18 18 6-18 School is putting From Langley Langley Cross. into practice Dr. £90. Priory (Herts) Steiner’s School (B) educational principles as embodied in the “Waldorf School Method”
  • 10. The New School Year of Name of Address Principa Date of Number of Ages Special Feespublicati school l foundatio pupils activities peron in the n annuNew Era m Boy GirlsJournal s1925 The New 40, 1925 Teaching in School Leigham accordance with (D) Court Rd., the principles of Streatha Dr. Steiner. m Hill, Eurhythmy. S.W.
  • 11. b) Rudolf Steiner’s educationalconferences- He knew the existence of the “new schools”, but there are very few references.- Froebel. The difference lies in the image of the human being.
  • 12. 5. Conclusions Both movements shared some theoretical aspects. Occasional meetings but no evidences of connections. Strong differences in education:- NEF: heterogeneous, open to all initiatives.- Anthroposophy: based in Steiner indications, uniqueness of their proposal, more exclusive.