Like Rosner, Rudolf Steiner emphasized a broader education for children that reaches basic neurosensory needs, in addition to other physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. These needs exist irrespective of the child’s social or economic background, religion, or culture. Steiner saw the schools as a centre for development of self-aware and community-oriented children, and that this would ultimately lead to a stronger society.
Attached is ‘The Child’s Changing Consciousness As The Basis For Pedagogical Practice’, an 8 lecture series given by Steiner. While many of the references are dated, the lectures provide a fair appreciation of foundation of the Waldorf schools, which are oriented to the ‘whole’ child, and not just the academic concerns.