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An Unobserved Element in Education

Audrey E. McAllen

72 pp.  
6" x 8 1/4"




Recent research suggests that sleep is unnecessary for human beings. Our waking consciousness could, therefore, be extended so that we could do without sleep altogether. Audrey McAllen, however, believes that sleep is vital for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. An essential element in her remedial work with children is to encourage the development of a healthy relationship to sleep.

Children take their daytime experience into their sleep life. In this book, Audrey E. McAllen writes explicitly about the importance of sleep in education, including lively descriptions of her experiences working with children.

Includes Moral Color Exercises, a series of paintings the author developed from indications by Rudolf Steiner and Hilde Boos-Hamburger, which are helpful for children from sixth grade on.

  • Contents:

    Sleep and Dream
    The Threefold Experience of Sleep
    Not All My Own Work
    The Human Being as a Spatial Being:
    The Earth as an Image of the Human Being
    The Earth as a Living, Breathing Being
    The Child's Relationship to Sleep
    Sleep and Reincarnation
    The Moral Color Exercises
    An Account of Support Lessons with Three Students

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  • The Good Sleep Guide for You and Your Baby : Step-by-Step Guide to Good Sleep for Babies
  • The Wonders of Sleep : An Anthroposophical Study
  • The Night as a Wellspring of Strength : Sleep, Spiritual Encounters, and the Starry Firmament

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Waldorf & Special Needs Education: Early Childhood and Waldorf & Special Needs Education: General