Developed in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child—the heart and the hands, as well as the head. Waldorf teachers are interested in the students as individuals. They seek to establish within each child his or her own high level of academic excellence. They are dedicated to generating an inner enthusiasm for learning within every child, allowing motivation to arise from within and helping engender the capacity for joyful lifelong learning. Waldorf students develop a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for fellow human beings, and a respect for the world. Read more in "Where's Waldorf?"