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Toward Wholeness
Rudolf Steiner Education in America
Mary Caroline Richards

1980 • 222 pp. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Art / Philosophy

$24.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6062-9
$19.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-6971-4

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“An informative account of the ideals that inspire the teachers in Rudolf Steiner schools . . . and the training that enables them . . . to realize those ideals”—Owen Barfield, Commonweal

A fascinating study about a uniquely artistic individual.

For Rudolf Steiner, life can be truly understood only if it is experienced as art is experienced, as inner activities expressed through physical materials. On this ground of the union of inner experience and sensory life, he developed his unique, holistic approach to education. Richards views Steiner schools as expressing a new educational consciousness appropriate for our time, a “grammar of interconnections” among scientific observational, artistic imagination, religious reverence, and practical activity in which every part bears a deep connection.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Important reading for those interested in challenging educational concepts.”Choice

“One of the most satisfying and readable books on Steiner to have emerged so far.”New Age

MARY CAROLINE RICHARDS is a potter, teacher, and poet. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a member of the faculty at the universities of California and Chicago, Black Mountain College, and the City College of New York, She is the author of Centering: in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person and The Crossing Point Selected Talks and Writings, both published by Wesleyan.

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