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Education as a Social Problem
GA 296

These lectures were given one month before the opening of the first Waldorf school in the context of post-war Germany.They were translated from shorthand reports unrevised by the lecturer, from the German edition published with the title, Die Erziehungsfrage als soziale Frage Die spirituellen, kulturgeschichtlichen und sozialen Hintergründe der Waldorfschul-Pädagogik (Vol. 296 in the Bibliographical Survey, 1961). Translated by Lisa D. Monges and Doris M. Bugbey.

I. Historical Requirements of the Present Time August 09, 1919
II. The Social Structure in Ancient Greece and Rome August 10, 1919
III. Commodity, Labor, and Capital August 11, 1919
IV. Education as a Problem Involving the Training of Teachers August 15, 1919
V. The Metamorphoses of Human Intelligence: Present Trends and Dangers August 16, 1919
VI. The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time, Conquering Egotism August 17, 1919