Several well-established institutions overseas provide models for what is possible in Australia. Potentially they could serve as links and partners for a tertiary institution in this country based on the educational and social principles developed by Rudolf Steiner. These are Alanus University for the Arts and Social Sciences in Germany and Heliopolis University in Egypt.
For a summary of the mission and structure of Alanus University, click here. For a summary of the mission and structure of Heliopolis University click here.
Education for Social Renewal Foundation
"The Waldorf/Steiner school can be successful only if it is completely inspired by the spirit that aspires towards the threefold nature of the social organism".
Rudolf Steiner, The Spirit of the Waldorf School.
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A guide for new and developed Rudolf Steiner schools in Australia
We have prepared this guide to support schools who are striving to carry and work with Steiner's picture of social renewal. Please note that these are only suggestions and are not intended to set down hard and fast rules or methods.
The situation for Steiner schools in Australia is quite different from even ten years ago. Three factors stand out:
greatly increased government demands regarding school registration and accreditation
greatly increased time constraints on teachers, especially regarding programming
the perception that a business model is the only way to make a school run efficiently and effectively in the modern world.
In spite of these constraints, ways can to be found to develop the social impulse of Waldorf education in line with Steiner's indications.
GUIDE FOR NEW AND DIFFERENTIATED SCHOOLS - click here.
“. . . our intention [in establishing this school] is to take a first step along the path we would want the cultural life of the threefold social organism to take . . . It is easy to comprehend that such a first step cannot immediately be perfect".
Rudolf Steiner, in The Spirit of the Waldorf School., 1919. Lecture 1.
FORWARDS - FROM THE ROOTS!
Steiner Education Centenary Revival
A booklet of specially selected excerpts from Rudolf Steiner's thoughts on education and the threefold social order. All proceeds are donations to the Education for Social Renewal Foundation. Click here to make an order.