For nearly 90 years, schools and teachers all over the world have worked with an approach to education based on indications given by Rudolf Steiner. Through rigorous inner work, study and practice, teachers develop the sensitivity and capability to respond to the educational needs of children based on a spiritual understanding of the human being. This approach is founded on a unique view of the developing child and the unfolding of the capacities for thinking (head), feeling (heart) and willing (hands). Teachers working in schools based on Steiner’s research into education strive to bring a holistic, well-rounded curriculum that enables children to become independent, creative thinkers who are fully equipped to meet life’s demands.
Other Waldorf related resources include:
What is Waldorf Early Childhood Education? An article on the Waldorf Kindergarten and the World of the Young Child
What is Waldorf Education? Find out more at waldorfanswers.com
Why Waldorf Works: A comprehensive site about Waldorf Education sponsored by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Follow the ‘Related Content’ tabs on the left including ‘Waldorf Education’ and ‘Preschool and Kindergarten in the Waldorf School’.
Why Waldorf Works From a Neuroscientific Perspective by Dr. Regalena “Reggie” Melrose
Observing the Six-Year Change by Ruth Ker
An Introduction to Waldorf Education Essay by Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf approach.