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Who determines who we are?

The broad field of femininity/masculinity offers a wealth of fluid identificational references and developmental possibilities if with humour and goodwill we allow our children’s and grandchildren’s generation to undergo the experiences they are seeking.

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Waldorf education on the move in Asia

More than 900 people attended the recent Asian Waldorf Teachers’ Conference in China. Among other things, the conference discussed issues facing Waldorf establishments, including their legal status and cultural adaptation

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Developing Pedagogical Quality – but how?

Thomas Stöckli and his team at the Institute for Action Research in Switzerland have developed a method to develop the educational quality of teaching.

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Putting modern childhood under the spotlight

The International Festival of Childhood, planned for later this year, aims to examine the issues affecting modern childhood. The evidence suggests that there is a massive toll on child health and wellbeing, say the organisers. … >>

New Waldorf World List online

Overall list that includes all Waldorf- and Steiner schools, kindergartens and teacher-training centres for Waldorf educators and Waldorf teachers around the world … >>

The challenge of Waldorf

Being a Waldorf teacher is a challenge which means that Waldorf education in China has found it difficult to retain teachers. … >>

Education reduces the risk of young people becoming engaged in extremism

European Parliament calls for full access to education for refugee children

Von: NNA staff
BRUSSELS (NNA) – The European Parliament has called on host countries to help integrate child refugees in their national education systems and points out in a resolution adopted at the end of November that education reduces the risk of young people becoming engaged in extremism. MEPs call on all such countries “to ensure that refugee children are given full access to education, and to promote as far as possible their integration and inclusion in the national education systems”. The parliament highlights the fact that young people aged between 12 and 20 have very limited opportunities within refugee communities, while at the same time being prime targets for military service and other forms of engagement in armed conflict. Crucial role The resolution calls on the EU to work with partner countries and other donors to improve educational opportunities for young people in emergencies, given the crucial role that they can play in ensuring post-conflict stability and to reduce at the same time the risk of a "young, out-of-work population causing social upheaval or slipping back into a vicious cycle of violence". MEPs also call on member states to support the Commission's aim of increasing the share of EU humanitarian funds for the education of children in emergencies to four percent. According to UN estimates, one billion children live in conflict-affected areas, of whom 250 million are under the age of five and are denied their fundamental right to education. An estimated 65 million children aged three to 15 are most affected by emergencies and protracted crises, with the risk of disruption to their education, and approximately 37 million children of primary and lower secondary age and our of school in crisis-affected countries. END/nna/ung/cva Item: 160112-01EN Date: 12 January 2016  Copyright 2016 News Network Anthroposophy Limited. All rights reserved.

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