HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Republican Academies

by Francis Gladstone

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
6None2,045,654NoneNone
Does the collapse of communism leave 'welfare capitalism' as the only rational way to organize a society? Not for Rudolf Steiner. Already in the 1920s this unconventional Austrian philosopher insisted that it is not enough to recognize that government-planned economies don't work-centralized control of education is just as counter-productive. Steiner's attempts to win support for a constitutional separation of economic, political and cultural activity proved unsuccessful. But his practical experiment in republican self-management-the Stuttgart Waldorf School-did survive and it inspired the foundation of many other schools along the same lines. Today there are hundreds of Waldorf schools in Europe, America and elsewhere. And very few of them have a head teacher or any permanent management hierarchy. Waldorf schools are not always the 'models of harmonious co-operation' that Steiner hoped for. Republican self-management in schools, he ceaselessly points out, not only depends on experiential study-a continuous sharing of classroom experience based on a common understanding of child development. It also requires teachers who persevere with the self-education necessary for social harmony. And these are difficult challenges. But the Waldorf school movement does carry forward nearly a century's experience of co-operative working-experience that will become increasingly significant as the search for alternatives to 'welfare capitalism' becomes increasingly urgent. Hence Steiner's often colorful advice on how to build forms that can liberate human creativity remains as relevant today as it was in the 1920s. Because Steiner's insights are scattered in many different publications, it can be difficult to gain a clear and balanced picture of his views on the organization of schools and other cultural institutions. Gathering together these insights in one place, Republican Academies reveals a consistent and coherent philosophy of co-operation and self-management.… (more)
Recently added byRSSAA, PWSLibrary, SWSParentLibrary

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Does the collapse of communism leave 'welfare capitalism' as the only rational way to organize a society? Not for Rudolf Steiner. Already in the 1920s this unconventional Austrian philosopher insisted that it is not enough to recognize that government-planned economies don't work-centralized control of education is just as counter-productive. Steiner's attempts to win support for a constitutional separation of economic, political and cultural activity proved unsuccessful. But his practical experiment in republican self-management-the Stuttgart Waldorf School-did survive and it inspired the foundation of many other schools along the same lines. Today there are hundreds of Waldorf schools in Europe, America and elsewhere. And very few of them have a head teacher or any permanent management hierarchy. Waldorf schools are not always the 'models of harmonious co-operation' that Steiner hoped for. Republican self-management in schools, he ceaselessly points out, not only depends on experiential study-a continuous sharing of classroom experience based on a common understanding of child development. It also requires teachers who persevere with the self-education necessary for social harmony. And these are difficult challenges. But the Waldorf school movement does carry forward nearly a century's experience of co-operative working-experience that will become increasingly significant as the search for alternatives to 'welfare capitalism' becomes increasingly urgent. Hence Steiner's often colorful advice on how to build forms that can liberate human creativity remains as relevant today as it was in the 1920s. Because Steiner's insights are scattered in many different publications, it can be difficult to gain a clear and balanced picture of his views on the organization of schools and other cultural institutions. Gathering together these insights in one place, Republican Academies reveals a consistent and coherent philosophy of co-operation and self-management.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Rudolf Steiner on self-management, experiential study and self-education in the life of a college of teachers.
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 151,485,245 books! | Top bar: Always visible