The spread of right-wing populism is a threat to democratic societies. Its polarising arguments must be countered in the right way, argues Prof. Walter Ötsch.
Plans of the British government to force schools out of local authority control to become independent academies have proved controversial. It could be an education disaster in the making, argues education expert Dr Richard House.
Being a Waldorf teacher is a challenge which means that Waldorf education in China has found it difficult to retain teachers. Two courses run by Emerson College in China aim to reverse that process, as Binjie Hou describes.
Management consultant Udo Herrmannstorfer argues that the causes of the refugee flows are not only connected with the life-threatening situations in their countries but also have to be sought at a much deeper level.
The Swiss initiative for a basic income has launched its referendum campaign in spectacular fashion. Campaigners distributed ten-franc notes because “the Swiss can’t imagine what it is like to be given money just like that”.
Water researchers from Witten-Herdecke University in Germany are involved in a project in India to stop water losses. The aim is to provide a more reliable water supply not just in the major cities but also in more rural areas.
The pioneer of the biodynamic movement, Friedrich Sattler, died early last month. Demeter has paid tribute to a man who was instrumental in guiding its development on all continents.