"To understand what Schulwerk is and what its aims are we should perhaps see how it came into being:
"Looking back, I should like to describe Schulwerk as a wild flower. I am a passionate gardener so this description seems to me a very suitable one.
"As in Nature plants establish themselves where they are needed and where conditions are favorable, so Schulwerk has grown from ideas that were rife at the time and that found their favorable conditions in my work.
"It is an experience of long standing that wild flowers always prosper [in places] where carefully planned and cultivated plants often produce disappointing results."