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Poetizing our unknown childhood: meeting the challenge of social constructivism. The Romantic philosophy of childhood and Steiner’s spiritual anthropology

  title={Poetizing our unknown childhood: meeting the challenge of social constructivism. The Romantic philosophy of childhood and Steiner’s spiritual anthropology},
  author={Bo Dahlin},
  journal={RoSE – Research on Steiner Education},
  • B. Dahlin
  • Published 21 July 2013
  • Philosophy
  • RoSE – Research on Steiner Education
Abstract. This paper argues for a spiritual approach to the pedagogical anthropology of childhood. Education needs a new “grand narrative” of child development to support what we have inherited from Rousseau, the Romantics, and the educational thinkers that followed them. But this requires that the challenge of the critique from social constructivism that has been voiced against all general theories of development be taken up and discussed. The peculiar epistemological and ontological… 
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