Anthroposophic Perspectives in Inclusive Social Development

The bilingual international journal for anthroposophic curative education, social therapy and related fields of work

The journal Perspectives is an English and German bilingual professional journal for anthroposophic curative education and social therapy. It is published quarterly and discusses the foundations of the anthroposophic understanding of the human being and disability, offers contributions to practice, engages with contemporary approaches and viewpoints on inclusion of individuals with disabilities and brings regular reports on international perspectives.  It stands in dialogue with the practice of curative education and social therapy in early childhood education, schools and school communities, integrative and inclusive schools, vocational and living supports, and rural and urban inclusive communities. It is the successor of the journal Seelenpflege in Heilpädagogik und Sozialtherapie, which appeared until 2019.

New: In October 2021, the first digital special issue in Spanish was published (see below). To download it as a single issue in PDF format, please go to the ‘Subscribe to Perspectives’ page. Further Spanish as well as Russian special issues are in preparation.

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Contributions in focus:

Fritze, Tobias: “Du kannst mir gar nichts sagen”. Zeitgemäße Autorität als Grundlage für Freiheit. | “You can’t tell me anything”. Contemporary forms of authority as a basis for freedom. Perspectives, 2020-1.

Göschel, Jan: Die Corona-Krise aus der Perspektive der inklusive Sozialgestaltung. Ein Aufruf zu gesellschaftlichem Handeln. | The Corona Crisis from the Perspective of Inclusive Social Development. A call to civic action. Perspectives, 2020-2.

Jehle, Moritz: Marjatta. Ein  erweitertes Element der Erbauungsstunde. | Marjatta. An expanded element of the devotional lesson. Perspectives, 2020-4.

Schmidt, Robin: Digitale Transformation gestalten. Perspektiven für Gesellschaft und Pädagogik in einer digitalen Welt. | Shaping Digital Transformation. Perspectives for society and education in a digital world. Perspectives, 2021-1.

Baring, Penelope et al.: Herbsttagung 2021 am Goetheanum. | Autumn Conference 2021 at the Goetheanum. Perspectives, 2021-4.

Göschel, Jan: Methodisch-didaktische Ansätze in der beruflichen Bildung für inklusive Sozialgestaltung. | Methodical-Didactic Approaches in Professional Education for Inclusive Social Development. Perspectives, 2022-1.

Göschel, Jan: Netzwerkentwicklung in der beruflichen Bildung für inklusive Sozialgestaltung | Network Development in Professional Education for Inclusive Social Development. Perspectives, 2023-1.