Racism permeates Steiner’s view of human development and affects how children are taught in Steiner schools. Proponents still rebut this routinely and casually. This blog has readers who may be unfamiliar with other critical forums and websites, so it is worth mentioning the issue here.
The whole foundation of the so-called « methodology » or « pedagogy » of Steiner schools is inherently and incontrovertibly racist. Even in his time, Steiner’s worldview must have been considered racist by most Europeans.
Jim mentioned the subject in his letter to the Guardian, and as you see a proponent trotted out the familiar denial.
Jim was asked to explain the basis of his point about racism, which he did, before his letter was accepted.
The whole of Steiner’s teaching on human history is based on his idea of the origins of human life on Lemuria and Atlantis (mentioned in the teacher’s handbook) and the supposed development of the races since that time…
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