Decolonizing through Waldorf Education

Decolonizing means critically reflecting on what we teach, how we teach and why we teach what we do, to ensure that Waldorf education is truly inclusive, celebrates diversity and enables children and young people to develop intercultural competence. It means countering all forms of discrimination, giving voices to those who have been marginalized by history and avoiding essentialist ideas of culture, cultures, cultural evolution, peoples, nations, languages, historical periods and all psychological typologies of people.

The function of this platform is to contribute to the network of ideas and facilitate their flow in all directions. It seeks to provide a space for ideas, experiences and discourse in support of the processes of decolonizing through Waldorf education. The platform will include:

  • Courses offering videos, texts, discussion and reflective self-study tasks,
  • a range of curated text material on various aspects of decolonizing, including essays, curriculum discussions, book reviews,
  • case studies of decolonizing processes,
  • reports from different schools,
  • a particular focus on Indigenous Peoples and Waldorf education,
  • and will hence be cultivating a pluralistic basis for Waldorf education.

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