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Research and Study Material
A detailed understanding of the child as a being of body, soul, and spirit is at the heart of Waldorf education. We offer compilations of Rudolf Steiner's work as well as current research to reinforce our efforts to better understand and support the child's development.
Compiled and Introduced by Sharifa Oppenheimer
A collection of classic articles from the Waldorf Kindergarten Association Newsletter, with beautiful color photos and thoughtful introductions by Sharifa Oppenheimer. These articles were previously published in An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten and A Deeper Understanding of the Waldorf Kindergarten.Learn More
Rudolf Steiner’s art of education was meant to serve the whole world, not just a single continent or country. What is universal in this education is that an I or a person or a Self wants to identify itself with an inherited body. The five keynote lectures from the 2012 International Waldorf Early Childhood Conference explore this theme from different points of view. Learn More
Translated from the German by Margot Saar
This is a clear and succinct summary of the anthroposophical view of child development from birth to three, with concrete and practical suggestions for care of young children in an out-of-home setting. Learn More
Photographs by Paulene Hanna and Sandra Busch
Drawing on research originally conducted in Australia, Renate Long-Breipohl indicates a path that all early childhood educators can travel in their journey towards a deeper understanding of children’s play.
This brief study addresses the needs of the victim and provides an insightful view of the perpetrator. A reprint in pamphlet form of the same article included in The Young Child in the World Today (Gateways Series Volume One). Learn More
Selections from the works of Rudolf Steiner
Compiled by Mona Ruef with some texts newly translated from the German by Nina Kuettel
Rubicon is a new translation of a book, Rubikon, published by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum in Dornach Switzerland. It is being published as part of the study material being made available for an upcoming international conference at the Goetheanum in March entitled, “Transitions.” The IASWECE inaugurated the conference and requested the publishing of the book in English. Learn More
Ker on research supporting later school entry, and updated versions of the sample observation forms. Learn More
Louise deForest, translator
Este libro es una compilación de artículos previamente publicados en otros libros de WECAN y incluye un artículo excelente escrito por Roberto Trostli titulado, La Educación Preescolar Waldorf: El Mundo de la Primera Infancia. (This book is a compilation of articles previously published in English in other WECAN books and it includes an excellent article written by Roberto Trostli called “The Waldorf Kindergarten: the World of the Young Child.”)
Michaela Glöckler, Stefan Langhammer, Christof Wiechert
The concept for the Kolisko conferences is to present and make clear the pedagogical and therapeutic tools found within Waldorf education. In 2006, for the first time, there were nine such conferences held worldwide. This conference companion presents valuable study material for all who have an interest in the topic. Learn More
Nine WECAN Conference Lectures by Dr. Johanna Steegmans
With summaries of lectures by Dr. Gerald Karnow
The task of the Waldorf early childhood educator is to lead the young child into a healthy relationship with the body. In this we can work together with the anthroposophic physician, who seeks to redirect what has become diseased or malformed through actively engaging with Rudolf Steiner's picture of the human being in body, soul, and spirit. Learn More
This booklet, translated from German, gives a strong picture of the loss of speech and language abilities in children today, explains why technically transmitted speech diminishes brain function, and encourages us to counter it with life-giving, humanly connected speech. Learn More