The Curriculum of the Rudolf Steiner School, by Roy WilkinsonRudolf Steiner College Press
Waldorf main lesson subjects grade by grade plus subjects covered in other periods.Main Lesson Work: English and English Literature; Mathematics; History; Geography; Nature Study and ScienceOther Subjects: Languages; Practical Work, Hand- and Craftwork, Gardening; Art; Music; Movement; Sport; Surveying, Technology, First Aid, Shorthand, Typing; ReligionThe task of education is to help human beings to fulfill themselves. Yet how shall this be achieved if so much within them remains untouched and undiscovered? To further the development of the human being, it is not only a question of what is taught, but how and when. These matters are dealt with more fully in parallel publications. The object of this booklet is to give an outline of the 'what' with some indications of the other aspects. The trend of modern education has been towards a one-sided cultivation of the intellect. Learning and the learned person have been an ideal. Manual skills, artistic achievements have been less attractive. Even in the intellectual field there has been a one-sided development so that specialists of one sort or another emerge. This is not to decry specialists but to suggest that specialization should follow acquisition of wide and general knowledge and experience. ?from the IntroductionRoy Wilkinson was an indefatigable teacher of children, lecturer, author, and inspirer of many people in the Waldorf movement in the UK and abroad, right up to his death at the age of 90 in 2007.