Author : Steiner Rudolf
Title : The roots of education
Year : 1924

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Introduction. In this series of five lectures, given just eleven months before his death, Rudolf Steiner finds a variety of ways to call for a change in the practice of teaching. This will depend on how the teacher is able to view the developing human being and the curriculum that responds to the child’s changing needs. Steiner ended his lectures in Stuttgart by saying: What is our most intense suffering? By trying to characterize our education I repeatedly had to point out that we stand with reverent awe before the human Ibeing placed in the world by divine powers helping to develop that I. The human I is not truly understood unless it is understood in spirit; it is denied when understood only in matter. It is primarily the I that has suffered because of our contemporary materialistic life, because of ignorance, because of the wrong concept of the human I. ...