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Magda Lissau

Magda Lissau was born in Vienna, Austria, to parents who knew Rudolf Steiner. She had intended to study chemistry at the University of Vienna, but trained as a teacher at the Camphill Schools in Scotland instead. She moved to South Africa in 1961, where she taught at a Camphill institution in Johannesburg, and then, in 1964, joined Michael Mount Waldorf School as a class teacher. While on sabbatical in 1975 she visited Waldorf teacher development institutes in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway and England, and then in North America, where she remained for three months at the Waldorf Institute in Detroit—now Sunbridge College. After moving to the United States, Magda taught and consulted with teachers in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore before moving to Chicago in 1981. She has been active there ever since, eventually both teaching in and administrating the Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program, a Waldorf teacher development institution. She also writes on Waldorf education.

Books by Magda Lissau :

Awakening Intelligence

The Task of the Teacher
and the Key Picture of the Learning Process


Essays on Waldorf Education