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An Introduction to Steiner Education: The Waldorf School

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This is a basic introduction to Steiner education.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 10th 2004 by Rudolf Steiner Press
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Cyan Wisp
Oct 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one. Oh, maybe Christians who are Waldorf-curious
I am not convinced that Francis Edmunds sells the idea of Waldorf education effectively. The educational and metaphysical concepts in Waldorf are complex, self-contained and can appear to be, well, weird. This book tends to couch the concepts further in "poetic" waffle and it is oft-times cryptic and unclear.

Waldorf education is based on a philosophy called Anthroposophy. It is not religious but it may seem like it at first glance - Bible stories and Christian festivals are studied or celebrated
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: university
Personally, as a pre service teacher in Australia looking into teaching at a Steiner school, and trying to gather as much information as possible about the culture of this pedagogy, I think this was a very good introduction. Would not recommend for anyone other than parents looking into sending their children to a Steiner primary school, or pre service teachers like myself who may be interested in completing practicum at a Steiner/Waldorf school.
Aug 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Dude, this lady is such a hippie! In parts i had a hard time taking her seriously ... that aside, the writing is very philosophical and dense and the book gives a good sense of the origins of Waldorf and theories behind it.
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A good introduction to the organization of the Waldorf school system. I found this book helpful even as a Waldorf homeschooler as it explains the why of much of Steiner's methodology.
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