An Introduction to Waldorf Education

  title={An Introduction to Waldorf Education},
  author={Henry Barnes},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • H. Barnes
  • Published 1 March 1980
  • Education
  • Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
As one of the most rapidly growing yet least known independent, nonsectarian school movements in the free world today, Rudolf Steiner or Waldorf education should be brought to the attention of all serious students of education. The movement is not new, having originated sixty years ago in Central Europe immediately after World War I. Nor is it a newcomer to the United States, where the first Rudolf Steiner School was established in 1928 in New York City. To most Americans, and especially to… 
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This study concerned the transition experiences and subsequent adjustment of Waldorf elementary graduates attending non­Waldorf high schools. Utilizing a qualitative and phenomenological approach,
Making Contact: An Exploration of Focused Attention between Teacher and Students
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Educational imperatives of the evolution of consciousness: the integral visions of Rudolf Steiner and Ken Wilber
Rudolf Steiner and Ken Wilber claim that human consciousness is evolving beyond the ‘formal’, abstract, intellectual mode toward a ‘post‐formal’, integral mode. Wilber calls this ‘vision‐logic’ and
The Impact of Looping Classroom Environments on Parental Attitudes
Abstract This study examined the effects of looping–teachers' remaining with a core group of students for multiple years–in the educational community, in particular, the effects on parent perceptions
Ecological architecture as performed art: Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School, Pembrokeshire
This article focuses on a group of buildings that form the site for a Steiner school in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It examines the ways in which an environmentally friendly, ‘ecological’ structure
The effects of different drawing materials on children’s drawings of positive and negative human figures
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The Whole in Every Part: Steiner and Waldorf Schooling
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