Overload

By Nancy Blanning Overstimulated and Underprotected in the Modern Media World Information, useful and trivial, wanted or not, bombards us constantly. Our senses are continually stimulated. In self-protection, I have personally found an email access that avoids a “home page”— I no longer am assaulted with the latest celebrity news, nor the disaster of the moment, whether actual or threatened, ... Read More ►

The Camphill Academy

By Jan Goeschel Renewing Higher Education and Professional Development Anyone who follows the current discussion about the future of higher education will quickly recognize that the current world of colleges and universities is in serious need of some radically new ideas and visions. The Camphill Movement in North America, a movement of intentional communities dedicated to social renewal on the ... Read More ►

Who’s Idea Is Your Child Thinking?

By Nancy Blanning The Effects of Media on Your Child’s Context for Life It is our fondest hope as parents and teachers that our children will be allowed to encounter the world directly through the freshness and unprejudiced vision of their own eyes, ears, and hands. I think of our grandson’s dedication to snail-watching last spring and summer. Nothing was ... Read More ►

Spring 2015, Issue #79: Editor’s Note

Dear Readers, Many of us in the US are surprised to hear that Waldorf education is being allowed to flourish in China. Rudolf Steiner initiated Waldorf schools as a way to educate children who would have the capacity to bring about positive social change. He wrote: "The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility, these ... Read More ►