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An Education for Today and Tomorrow
The 11th World Teachers’ and Educators’ Conference will take place at the Goetheanum, in Dornach, Switzerland, April 10 - 15, 2023.
With many ideas and suggestions on the topics 'homeschooling' and 'teachers meetings'!
We are looking forward to your contributions to: paed.sektion(at)goetheanum.ch
The first Waldorf School opened in September 1919 in Stuttgart, the first Waldorf Kindergarten in 1926. Today there are 1214 Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner schools in 67 countries and 1857 Waldorf Kindergartens in more than 54 countries. Since 2016, the directory of Waldorf Kindergartens and Waldorf Schools is published in a joint list... [more]
A charter for education in the digital world
Statement of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 principles for education in the digital world
Working paper: Screens and digital devices at home and in schools
2019/ International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education
10 pointers for Steiner Waldorf schools
Transfer of licence rights to national organisations of Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf School associations
The responsibility and right of licensing can and should be transferred to institutions which have assumed responsibility for the common interests of schools and kindergartens in the country concerned and which are therefore to be regarded as national associations... [more]
The International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (IF) at its meetings in Vienna/Austria on 17 May 2015 and in Arles/France on 7 May 2016 revised and re-adopted the document “Key characteristics of Waldorf education” – first adopted in Harduf/Israel on 14 November 2014 – as binding guidance for the worldwide Waldorf school movement... [more]
Webpage for educational professionals: Impulses, articles, calendar of events, forums and links on Waldorf education. Brought to you by the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education in cooperation with the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum… [more]
The ‘Hague Circle’ is the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education. Twice a year, active Waldorf teachers from all over the world meet for a multi-day conference in one of the participating countries or at the Goetheanum in Dornach.
The conferences serve the mutual understanding and exchange on key educational issues that have national or global significance. The members of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education bring their experiences to the meetings, and discuss - on the basis of differentiated perceptions - the key criteria of Waldorf education and their application in different geographic, cultural, economic and political regions of the world.
The International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education participants are appointed by institutions responsible for Waldorf education in their respective home countries, and work closely together with those institutions. They are ambassadors of an pedagogical impulse, whose universal human aspects foster both the unfolding of the individuality in the human being as well as a diverse global culture.