Welcome to the International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE)!
The International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) and the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum are preparing a World Early Childhood Conference to celebrate 100 years of Waldorf Education.
The conference will begin at 4 PM on Monday, April 15, 2019 and ends at 12:30 PM on Friday, April 19th.
Registration will begin on September 15 (tentative date) online only.
Keynote speakers: Stefanie Allon (Israel) and Claus Peter Röh (Dornach / Switzerland), Clara Aerts (Belgium) and Christof Wiechert (TheNetherlands), Gerald and Sabine Haefner (Dornach / Switzerland), Silvia Jensen (Brazil) and Florian Osswald (Dornach / Switzerland), and Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna (India) and Michael Kokinos (Australia).
1,100 schools and 1,700 kindergartens practice Steiner/Waldorf educational principles in over 80 countries on all continents of the earth. One hundred years after the first Waldorf school opened, the movement has become a world-wide force for educating young people by promoting individual freedom, equality and brotherhood/sisterhood, and the peaceful coexistence of humanity as the starting point and objective of all pedagogical activity. Waldorf 100 aspires to further develop the cooperation and effectiveness of Waldorf education in a global exchange throughout the entire world – and with you!
As a genuine grass-roots movement, Waldorf education always lives from the specific initiatives of specific people. We are planning our Centennial as a festival in which every school can contribute locally, by region, by continent, or world-wide. What that means specifically depends on your ideas.Would you perhaps like to make your own indoor or outdoor surroundings more beautiful? Invite the parents to a family festival in your kindergarten? Host a public event? Take on an environmental project? Establish a partnership with a kindergarten or child care in another part of the world or one next door? We warmly welcome all ideas!
The IASWECE suggests three larger themes: Loving deeds for nature and the earth – Social action – Courage for the future.- You can download the flyer with the suggestions in English – in German – in Spanish.
In this issue you will find an update on the conference preparation work and reports about the Waldorf Early Childhood movement in Asia and Africa, and a video of the keynote speakers from a conference on Digital Media this past May in Prague which was co-sponsored by IASWECE. And don’t miss the nice video about free play in the “Links” section! Read the Newsletter.
A German-English publication of the lectures from the 2015 Transitions Conference that took place at the Goetheanum in 2015 is now available. For information on ordering copies contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (for North America).