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Education for Adolescents

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Education for Adolescents

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A lecture, hitherto untranslated given at Stuttgart on June 21, 1922. Published in The Journal for Anthroposophy, Spring 1979. In a few cases the repetitions appropriate for spoken style have been omitted and sentences condensed. It is the fifth of nine lectures in the volume Education and Instruction .... In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Erziehung und Unterricht Aus Menschenerkenntnis, (Vol. 302a in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). Translation by C.B.

By Rudolf Steiner

Translated by Clifford Bax
Bn 302a.2; GA 302a; CW 302a.

A lecture, hitherto untranslated given at Stuttgart on June 21, 1922. Published in The Journal for Anthroposophy, Spring 1979. In a few cases the repetitions appropriate for spoken style have been omitted and sentences condensed. It is the fifth of nine lectures in the volume Education and Instruction .... In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's works, the volume containing the German texts is entitled, Erziehung und Unterricht Aus Menschenerkenntnis, (Vol. 302a in the Bibliographic Survey, 1961). Translation by C.B.

This lecture series is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland. From Bn 302a.2, GA 302a, CW 302a.

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Education for Adolescents

RUDOLF STEINER

Journal for Anthroposophy, Spring 1979


This text consists of excerpts from a lecture given in Stuttgart on June 21, 1922. In a few cases the repetitions appropriate for spoken style have been omitted and sentences condensed. Translation by C.B.

When children come to the age of puberty, it is necessary to awaken within them an extraordinarily great interest in the world outside of themselves. Through the whole way in which they are educated, they must be led to look out into the world around them and into all its laws, its course, causes and effects, into men's intentions and goals — not only into human beings, but into everything, even into a piece of music, for instance. All this must be brought to them in such a way that it can resound on and on within them — so that questions about nature, about the cosmos and the entire world, about