The International Network
for Academic Steiner Teacher Education
In 2019, celebrations are taking place around the globe to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart, Germany. All over the world, the number of Waldorf schools is growing rapidly: at the beginning of the 21st century there were 850 schools in 57 countries; today, in 2019, there are 1150 schools in 65 countries. As Waldorf schools work creatively to explore ways to further evolve to meet the needs of a new millennium, teacher training colleges that offer programs to prepare future Waldorf teachers are faced with the question of how best to meet the urgent and widespread demand for well-informed, creative, resilient, responsible, perceptive, and open-minded individuals, who are well-prepared to become the next generation of Waldorf teachers.