Education Towards Freedom (paperback)
The book covers all aspects of Waldorf education, dividing it into three areas of child development: the preschool years, the first eight years (starting about age seven), and the last four years (from ages fourteen to eighteen). Included are sections on the rhythm of the day, specific subjects, the use of textbooks, and school in the modern world. It also contains a wealth of color photographs of student work that is quite impressive. Education towards Freedom was first published in 1976 and, since then, has sold more than ten thousand copies in English. When it appeared, there were around one hundred Waldorf schools throughout the world; now there are almost a thousand schools worldwide, as well as many independent playgroups and kindergartens. Adult level.