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Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

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Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're

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Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.

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Children's Literature
The Waldorf philosophy of education began in Germany in the 1920s. Rudolph Steiner, its author, devised a system of education that focuses on the individual and proposes to educate or develop all areas of a child, the mind, the body and the spirit. This book, which explains in everyday language the Waldorf philosophy and practices, is written by a former Waldorf teacher. Waldorf Schools sprung up in America in the early part of the 20th century and many continue today, primarily in larger cities. The book focuses on the three areas of development in the Waldorf philosophy¾thinking, feeling and willing (perseverence)¾within the three stages of childhood, preschool, grade school and high school. The author, having experienced teaching at all levels since a teacher follows the same students throughout their school experience, does a deft job of explaining the focus of each age level. He gives examples of the curriculum students at each age might experience. Again, the primary focus is the development of the whole child, not just the thinking child, on which most public schools focus. Parents exploring alternative methods of education, particularly in light of the new voucher system, will find this book helpful in their research efforts. It's a philosophy that has adapted to the changes in modern life without compromising its founding principles. 2002, Gryphon House Books,
— Meredith Kiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591369
Publisher:
Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2002
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
672,210
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Jack Petrash has been a teacher for over 30 years, much of that time at the Washington Waldorf School in Maryland where he has taken three classes of children from grade one through grade eight. In addition to teaching, he is the director of the Nova Institute, dedicated to working with parents and teachers to promote a deeper understanding of children.

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Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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My parents were really nervous about our sending our child to a Waldorf School. They tried reading a few different books, but wrote them off as airy-fairy and didn't finish. This one they did finish - or at least mostly! I loved it as well. There is not so much talk of astral and etheric, but more practical information about what children learn in a Waldorf School. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book!
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