Waldorf Kindergartens Today

Author: Marie-Luise Compani
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ISBN: 9781782500186
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There are over two thousand Steiner-Waldorf early years centers worldwide, and the number keeps on growing. What are the principles and characteristics of Waldorf kindergartens, and how can they adapt to the new challenges the twenty-first century brings? This book of articles by Waldorf experts is a valuable overview of Waldorf early years education today. It discusses the vision behind Waldorf kindergartens, as well as the increasing number of childcare facilities for the under threes, and the basics of child development. It looks in detail at contemporary practice, from daily rhythms and nutrition to singing, eurythmy, working with parents and media and technology. The contributors are experienced Waldorf teachers and educators in Germany, and include editors Marie-Luise Compani and Peter Lang, Freya Jaffke, Birgit Krohmer, Andreas Neider, Claudia McKeen, Angelika Prange, Jacqueline Walter-Baumgartner, Elisabeth Göebel, Michael Kassner, and Claudia Grah-Wittich. This is both a useful introduction for parents and an informative review for Waldorf professionals.

Waldorf Schools And The History Of Steiner Education

Author: Thomas Stehlik
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030316319
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This book marks the centenary of the first Waldorf School, established by Rudolf Steiner in Stuttgart in 1919. With around 1,150 Waldorf Schools and over 1,800 Waldorf Kindergartens established in over 60 countries, this book examines and analyses how the initial impulse of Steiner education has grown over the last century to become a worldwide alternative movement in education. The author documents and compares the growth and development of Waldorf schools and Steiner-inspired educational institutions around the world, and determines the extent to which the original underpinning philosophy has been maintained against the contexts and challenges of contemporary global trends in education. Within such diverse international contexts, it is significant that the schools retain such a distinctive identity, and clearly redefine how ‘alternative education’ can be viewed. This comprehensive volume will be of interest and value to scholars of Steiner education and Waldorf schools as well as alternative education more widely.

Steiner Waldorf Pedagogy In Schools

Author: Martyn Rawson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000390861
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This book offers a comprehensive exploration of Steiner or Waldorf pedagogy and practice in schools. Drawing on key research, it traces the origins of Steiner education from the original Waldorf school and shows how this approach has since been adapted and applied in educational settings around the world. Outlining the educational philosophy of Steiner education, the book considers its unique features, such as its commitment to a pedagogical anthropology that takes the whole developing human being into account – body, mind and spirit – and the developmental approach that arises out of this. It sets out the specific curriculum and teaching approach alongside vignettes of teaching and learning situations adopted in Steiner educational settings to show how the approach works in practice. Offering a critical perspective on this teaching style, Rawson examines the contributions that Steiner education has made in different cultures and looks towards future developments in China and other Asian countries. Considering all aspects of Steiner education, this book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the fundamental elements of this approach and its continuing relevance within the educational landscape.

Understanding The Steiner Waldorf Approach

Author: Janni Nicol
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415597153
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"Exploring all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this book: describes the key principles of the Steiner Waldorf approach to early childhood with examples from Steiner settings; provides students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom; highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice; can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action research."--Publisher.

Three Teachers In A Waldorf Inspired Public Elementary School

Author: Dana R. Prager
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How Children Learn Book 4

Author: Shirley Allen
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241590
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The comprehensive guide to the most influential theorists and their ideas on how children with special educational needs learn and develop.

The Atlantic Monthly

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What Is A Waldorf Kindergarten

Author: Sharifa Oppenheimer
Editor: Lindisfarne Books
ISBN: 9781584209997
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Research shows that three essentials are necessary for young children's learning: a broad palette of sensory experience; vigorous and fine movement in response to sensory input; and the opportunity to imitate what the child sees modelled in the environment. These activities are the backbone of the academic foundation that parents should look for in an early childhood program.This helpful book takes an in-depth look at Waldorf kindergartens, and what approach they offer. It includes chapters on a typical day in a kindergarten, handwork, human development through art, circle time, fairy tales, seasons and festivals, and much more. This collection of insightful articles by experienced early-childhood educators, published in cooperation with WECAN, brings both an overview and a deeper understanding of these essentials at work in the daily life of the Waldorf kindergarten.

Standing On The Brink

Author: Stanford Maher
Editor: Novalis Press (ZA)
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More than two thousand schools and kindergartens world-wide provide Waldorf education to children in Australasia, North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Africa. How does this educational movement manage to bridge the cultural and social differences found in such diverse places as Egypt, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, New Zealand, and South Africa? How can one pedagogy find acceptance in First World societies as well as squatter and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Soweto, and Favela Monte Azul?This collection of essays by local and international authors -- published on the brink of the 21st century -- describes the factors underlying the multicultural acceptance and success of this vital movement.

Today S Family Guide To Austin 1993 1994

Author: Lynda Crowell
Editor: L C N
ISBN: 9780938934295
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Today's Family guide includes: licensed child care facilities (geographical), public and private schools, summer programs, clubs and organizations, sports programs/recreation, support groups, parks, museums, libraries, retirement communities, licensed adult day care, custodialk care, personal care and nursing facilities, services to aid the caregiver or homebound.

School Readiness Today

Author: Freie Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaft am Goetheanum. Pädagogische Sektion
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ISBN: 9781936849260
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The transition, at the age of six or seven, from kindergarten to school is an important stage of child development.This little book offers valuable insights into understanding and discerning school readiness, and includes colour illustrations of children's drawings which illustrate this developmental stage in an insightful, and concrete, way.Based on research presented at the International Association for Steiner-Waldorf Early Childhood Education conference at the Goetheanum, this book will be helpful for both teachers and parents.

Steiner Education

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School Cultures

Author: Mary E. Henry
Editor: Praeger
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Focusing on private schools, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of schools as social settings, illustrating their potential to create alternative cultures. Intriguing comparisons are made between the Waldorf School, a clear example of holistic education, and St. Catherine's, a traditional, elite college-preparatory school. The characteristics of each school are examined and compared. On the one hand, the Waldorf School, embracing an holistic model, advocates an aesthetically enriching life in harmony with nature for its students. Its emphasis on natural materials, as well as its developmental view of the child and curriculum focused on music and the arts, is unique. The Waldorf School asserts a romantic and progressive view of education that is relevant in a world that is becoming increasingly alienating and dehumanizing. On the other hand, St. Catherine's represents an academic elite model of education and faces the problems of our modern society in a different way, by teaching students to compete and excel in a competitive world while holding onto moral and ethical values. The schools' meanings are shown to be imbued through five cultural domains: history and myths; curriculum; rituals; time and space; and social relationships. The analysis reveals the schools' quite different responses to the world, to others, and toward the individual self.

A Guide To Child Health

Author: Michaela Glöckler
Editor: Floris Books
ISBN: 1782500235
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This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.

Management Of Child Development Centers

Author: Patricia F. Hearron
Editor: Prentice Hall
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For courses in administration of preschool and daycare programs. In this popular text, Hearron and Hildebrand position the child development program among the key components of a child's "ecosystem." They show high-quality children's programs as essential support for a child's family not as islands of education unconnected to the rest of a child's world. Coverage is clearly based on developmentally appropriate practices and the indicators of quality established by the NAEYC and organized around thirteen core competencies, with a full chapter devoted to each. As the narrative is written in friendly, easy-to-understand language, and bolstered by learning aids, examples, and exercises that capture student attention and keep it.

Encyclopedia Of American Education A To E

Author: Harlow G. Unger
Editor: Facts on File
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Praise for the previous edition: Choice "Outstanding Academic Title" “As the only comprehensive reference on U.S. education, this work is essential for academic libraries and for public libraries seeking to provide thorough coverage of education." Library Journal, starred review “Overall, this volume is first-rate...highly recommended for all education collections and as a gateway source in all types of libraries." American Reference Books Annual “…a worthwhile purchase...[for] general and academic collections, all levels.” Choice The only comprehensive reference to the development and present state of American education, Encyclopedia of American Education, Third Edition contains more than 2,000 entries spanning the colonial period to the present. This authoritative three-volume reference provides a wealth of up-to-date information on virtually every aspect of education, from the evolution of school curriculum, education funding, and church-state controversies to the latest debates on multiculturalism, prayer in school, and sex education. Author Harlow G. Unger, one of the country's foremost education experts, has substantially updated existing entries and added more than 40 new entries. Appendixes include significant federal legislation, important U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and lists of undergraduate majors and graduate school programs. More than 10 new photographs have been added to this edition, and more than half a dozen experts in education served as editorial consultants for this encyclopedia. Key updates include: A new introduction providing an overview of the history of American education Current information on education in each state New statistics and other education figures Entries on new legislation and government actions Coverage of the latest controversies and trends in education. New and revised entries include: Academic quality at state universities Campus security Charitable giving College graduation rates Concurrent enrollment Creation science Crime on campus Dropout rates vs. graduation rates Early college Educational outcomes at U.S. colleges Federal intrusion into education For-profit education High school reform movement Intelligent design Interactive whiteboards Islam National Assessment of Educational Progress results The "No Child Left Behind" law and its effects On-campus military recruitment Online libraries Private foundations Race in college admissions State-by-state academic comparisons State-by-state high school graduation rates Work readiness World Digital Library. Coverage includes: Academic standards Bilingual education Charter schools Classroom and library technology Distance learning Educational gender gap Federal and state education laws Home schooling National and state testing School choice and vouchers U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Approaches To Early Childhood And Elementary Education

Author: Francis Wardle
Editor: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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This book covers a vast range of different philosophical and practical approaches to early education, from Free/Open schools and Waldorf education, to the Core Curriculum and the learning standards approach of the U.S. federal No Child Left Behind Act. By the early years it is meant the ages from infancy through the end of elementary school. While some of the approaches, such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia, are best known for the pre-school years, and the standards approach is best know for American K-12 education, there is more and more overlap and merging across early childhood and elementary education approaches, world-wide. All the approaches covered in this text can be seen in programs from infancy through the end of elementary school, even if each may focus on a certain age within this time frame. We are seeing major changes in infant, pre-kindergarten and elementary school education approaches, world-wide. These changes are the result of several major factors, including the extensive and powerful new brain research; globalisation of markets, ideas, and the Internet; rapid demographic shifts in many developed countries, and a move to more universal education in developing countries and more universal pre-school programs in developed countries. Thus, the focus of this book in describing a variety of current education approaches, with a detailed description of their historical and philosophical foundations and their current practice is very timely.