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Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education - H.H. the Dalai Lama 1995

Amazon Synopsis: Dialogues between H.H. The XIV Dalai Lama and a group of Indian scholars resulting two workshops held at the India International Centre, New Delhi -- (1) Workshop on Universal Responsibility, Nov. 16th 1991; and (2) Workshop on Universal Responsibility and Education, Nov. 10th 1992.

Education in the New Age - Alice A. Bailey 2006

Amazon Synopsis: Education should be a continuous process from birth to death. It is essentially a process leading to reconciliation of the human and divine elements in the constitution of a human being. Right relationship between God and man, spirit and matter, the whole and the part, should be a prime objective of educational techniques. Education in the New Age is part of a 24-volume set of books written by Alice A. Bailey. These books are considered classics in metaphysical and spiritual literature. Free PDF

Education & the Significance of Life - J. Krishnamurti 1981

Amazon Synopsis: The teacher probes the Western problems of conformity and loss of personal values while offering a fresh approach to self-understanding and the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.

Education as Service - J. Krishnamurti

From Foreword: Though many people may think the ideals put forward (in this book) are entirely beyond the average teacher, and cannot be put into practice in ordinary schools, I can thus point at least to one institution in which I have seen many of the suggestions made in this book actually carried out. It may be that some of them are, at present, beyond most schools; but they will be recognised and practised as soon as teachers realise them as desirable, and have a proper understanding of the importance of their office.         

Most of the recommendations apply, I think, to all countries, and to all religions, and are intended to sound the note of our common brotherhood, irrespective of religion or caste, race or colour. If the unity of life and the oneness of its purpose could be clearly taught to the young in schools, how much brighter would be our hopes for the future! The mutual distrust of races and nations would disappear, if the children were trained in mutual love and sympathy as members of one great family of children all over the world, instead of being taught to glory only in their own traditions and to despise those of others. True patriotism is a beautiful quality in children, for it means unselfishness of purpose and enthusiasm for great ideals; but that is false patriotism which shows itself in contempt for other nations.

There are, I am told, many organisations within the various nations of the world, intended to inspire the children with a love for their country and a desire to serve her, and that is surely good; but I wonder when there will be an international organisation to give the children of all nations common ideals also, and a knowledge of the real foundation of right action, the Brotherhood of Man.   Read online or download

Steiner Books on Waldorf Education (from his lectures)

Titles include:

The Foundations of Human Experience

Practical Advice to Teachers

Discussions with Teachers

Education As a Force for Social Change

The Spirit of the Waldorf School

Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School: Lectures and Addresses to Children, Parents, and Teachers

The Genius of Language: Observations for Teachers

Faculty Meetings with Rudolf Steiner

The Renewal of Education

Education for Adolescents

Balance in Teaching

Soul Economy: Body, Soul, and Spirit in Waldorf Education

Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 1

Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2

The Spiritual Ground of Education

The Child's Changing Consciousness: As the Basis of Pedagogical Practice

A Modern Art of Education

The Essentials of Education

The Roots of Education

Human Values in Education

The Kingdom of Childhood

The Light Course First Course in Natural Science: Light, Color, Sound--Mass, Electricity, Magnetism

The Education of the Child and Early Lectures on Education

Teaching with Reverence: Reviving an Ancient Virtue for Today's Schools - A. G. Rud and Jim Garrison 2012

Book Jacket: Reverence is a forgotten virtue in teaching and learning. Indeed, it is a largely forgotten virtue in American society. This book argues that there is much more to teaching students than merely imparting knowledge. Good teaching involves forming character, molding destinies, creating an enduring passion for learning, appreciating beauty, caring for others, and much more. In some sense of the word, teaching is a spiritual, although not necessarily a religious, activity.

When done well, it cultivates human intimacy and allows teachers to find creative self-expression in classroom community. The essays gathered here examine reverence as a way to understand some of the spiritual dimensions of classroom teaching.

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