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Together with Lutz Gerding, Gerlinde Idler has created the book "Fundamental Aspects of Sports Lessons,” published by Freies Geistesleben 2018, which provides basic information and food for thought on essential questions about the whys and hows of athletics programs in Waldorf education.

The English translation of this work is in progress, but her introduction has been translated, and, in it, Idler addresses sports education’s relation to the healthy development of children and adolescents. She explores the topic by looking at historical aspects, the harmony of physical education with other subjects, anthropological foundations and technical questions.

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