Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom is different than his later work in Anthroposophy. After all, the Anthroposophical Society wasn't formed until 20 years later. The Philosophy Of Freedom is a scientific—not a spiritualistic—worldview. It is not authoritarian or group dependent—it is radical individualism. It was published when Steiner publicly declared himself an Individualist Anarchist. "The human individual is the source of all morality and the center of all life” RS TPOF 9.12. Learn about the two periods of Steiner's life and the two paths he gave: 2 videos: Scholar Period and Occult Period - The Science Path And The Occult Path
Science Of Freedom
"The Philosophy Of Freedom is the foundation of a new branch of science—the science of freedom. Its method is philosophic based on psychological observation. Its style is the way cognitive theory was expressed in that time... If this science of freedom does not receive the same intensive cultivation accorded other sciences, freedom will be irretrievably lost both by society and by the individual." RS quote - video: Neuroscience Confirms Steiner By Discovering Why Human Freedom Is Possible
Peace Based On Freedom, Not Justice
"Freedom is the only word which has a ring of immediate truth today… If, instead of such slogans as peace founded on justice, or peace imposed by force, people would only speak of peace based on freedom, then this word would echo round the world and kindle in the hearts of all a sense of security." RS quote "We are human in the fullest sense only in so far as we are free." RS TPOF 9.11 video: What Does Steiner Say Is Wrong With Democratic Socialism?
Ethical Individualism And A Libertarian Social And Political Life
Dr. Rudolf Steiner's science of freedom proves human evolution is the development of free thought and action. This provides a scientific basis for a libertarian social and political life. When Steiner debated the socialists they described him as delivering "libertarian tirades". "The purpose of The Philosophy Of Freedom is to lay the foundation of Ethical Individualism and of a social and political life." RS quote
Jordan Peterson's Renewal Of The Philosophy Of Freedom
Dr. Steiner said The Philosophy Of Freedom should be updated in 100 years to speak the language of the time. This looked to be a hopeless task lacking anyone qualified. It was last revised in 1918 by Steiner. But now, exactly 100 years later an unkown Canadian psychologist, Dr. Jordan Peterson, has roared upon the scene presenting the basics of Steiner's teachings in an understandable way backed up by the science of psychological and cognitive research. Steiner developed Ethical Individualism out of philosophy. Peterson has developed it out of the theory of evolution. "The same Ethical Individualism which I have developed on the basis of the preceding principles, might be equally well developed on the basis of the theory of evolution." RS TPOF 12.7
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Is The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) Promoting Socialism?
The Neo-Marxist Social Justice Movement has infiltrated the WALDORF SCHOOLS with its emphasis on group identity according to race and gender in opposition to Steiner's vision of free individuality. "The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) annual summer conference was on looking at Waldorf education through the lens of social justice." Communist / Socialist ideology of equal distribution was advocated at the AWSNA Conference: "social, monetary and land resources and rights need to be shared equitably." Read about conference here. PDF
Learn about the Social Justice Movement's threat to human freedom.
Has the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School made a dramatic move away from Steiner education and toward becoming a Social Justice school? Read here.
How much of the Waldorf Curriculum Will Be Replaced By A Social Justice Curriculum?
Moving a Waldorf/Steiner school toward Social Justice will necessarily change the curriculum. Here is a sample lesson PDF from a Social Justice curriculum suggested by Waldorf inspired Oak Meadow. The Waldorf curriculum was founded on Rudolf Steiner's principles for developing free individualities. The Social Justice curriculum is founded on the ideology of postmodern neo-marxism, commonly known as political correctness, which emphasizes collective group identity according to race, gender and sexuality. A Social Justice curriculum will teach your child about the bias and injustice in the world, help them discover their group identity, learn about the injustice of capitalism, how they are oppressed by the privileged, and how they identify on the gender spectrum.
"Dr. Das brings to her position at the Steiner School a deep commitment to equity and social justice in teaching and learning."
"(Dr. Das is) skilled in curriculum alignment and development..."
"Dr. Sue Das is the right person at the right time for Steiner, as we go through a vitally important transition in our school's history," said Chris Lee, president of the Steiner School Board of Trustees and a member of the school director search committee. "She brings extraordinary knowledge as an educator, deep experience as an administrator, and wisdom from her rich and meaningful life story. Combine all this with her fresh perspective, quiet confidence and compassion for children, and we will have a very strong leader to help guide our future."
An experienced global educator, Dr. Das has broad teaching, literacy, and leadership experience in primary, secondary, and higher educational settings. Skilled in curriculum alignment and development, and holistic assessment frameworks, she is an international presenter in literacy topics.
A native of Calcutta, India, Dr. Das brings to her position at the Steiner School a deep commitment to equity and social justice in teaching and learning. She has worked as a board member and a volunteer to create international literacy initiatives for non-profits, including Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.
Dr. Das earned her Ph.D in language, literacy and learning from Fordham University in New York and holds master of arts degrees in both teaching (N-6) and reading (K-12) from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., as well as a master of arts degree in English from the University of Calcutta and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Saint Xavier's College in Calcutta, India. Dr. Das holds a certificate of advanced educational leadership from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and has completed educational leadership training at the Vanderbilt University Peabody School of Education, The Children's School, Fairfield University, and Kingswood Oxford School. Most recently, Dr. Das was a fellow at the National Association of Independent School's Aspiring Heads Institute.
Dr. Das comes to the Steiner School from the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., an independent, college preparatory day school providing character-based education for boys in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. At Brunswick, Dr. Das has served as a teacher and administrator since 1998 and currently serves as the co-director of the Brunswick Faculty Institute, an in-house professional development program. Throughout her career, she has championed linguistics, literacy, early childhood, special education, action research and STEAM, for which she received her teaching certification in 2015. Dr. Das's teaching experience includes gifted, remedial, and other elementary education programs for children from pre-K through grade 8, as well as adjunct professorships in language and literacy at Queens College of Education, Manhattanville College of Education, and Iona College of Education.
Commenting on her appointment as Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Director, Dr. Das writes, "In my own life, I strive to be a global citizen and have been blessed with truly remarkable teachers. These authentic relationships and experiences, coupled with my own sense of calling in my work, have brought me to this unique haven that is the Steiner School. I have seldom seen the absolute and pure joy, excitement, commitment and passion for education that I've seen at Steiner. As the Director, I am looking forward to being part of the Steiner School fabric — to grow and learn alongside the community, as well as continue the work of educating the 'whole child' in the 21st century."
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