The Recovery of Man in Childhood

English books


By A.C. Harwood

A Study of the Education Work of Rudolf Steiner 

This book is one of the definitive accounts of Steiner-Waldorf education by the founder of the first Waldorf School in the UK. In clear and insightful terms, Cecil Harwood presents the heart of this unique approach to children's development, learning and wellbeing as a much-needed antidote to modern educational methods.

Harwood's book is full of still-fresh ideas for both parents and teachers, and is a must-read for anyone interested in Steiner-Waldorf education. The classic work has been edited for the modern age, with a contextualising introduction by Professor Douglas Sloan.

Harwood's work resonates with much contemporary thinking. Based on Rudolf Steiner, the innovative ideas found here emphasize the importance of narrative as a teaching tool, the integration of the arts with the curriculum and the importance of adapting the curriculum to the child's development needs and interests. Special insights into the child's emotional, social and intellectual development help make this book a gem.
David Elkind, Child Development Professor, Tufts University, and author of The Hurried Child and other books

About the Author

A. Cecil Harwood (1898-1975) was born in London and studied at Oxford, a contemporary of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Owen Barfield, who was a life-long friend. He was one of the founders of the first Steiner-Waldorf school in England following a meeting with Rudolf Steiner (which became Michael Hall School in Sussex). He lectured widely on Waldorf education; The Recovery of Man in Childhood is one of the definitive works on Waldorf education.

Douglas Sloan is a professor at the Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York.


Publisher: The Myrin Institute
Pages: 206
Size: 215 x 140 mm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780913098530
Publication date: 2001/01/01 (2nd edition)

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