In 1924, attitudes toward people with special needs were radically different than they are today. That year, a small group of teachers and doctors recognized the need for change this area of education and asked Rudolf Steiner for this seminal lecture course as a fresh basis for renewing their work.
Many decades later, the movement he inspired has grown enormously, with hundreds of homes around the world for both children and adults with special needs. Revolutionary in its approach, the far-reaching perspectives of this course remain a living source of inspiration to those in this field who are cultivating a spiritual approach.
Steiner describes various polarities of illnesses and derives therapies from a comprehensive analysis. He considers individual cases in great detail and offers suggestions for therapeutic exercises and medical treatment. Throughout the course Rudolf Steiner gives valuable advice for the development of the educator's own capacities.
This edition features a revised translation, 15 color plates, and an index.
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Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.
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Book Description Rudolf Steiner Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111855840421
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