The story of Waldorf education in the United States
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The story of Waldorf education in the United States past, present, and future by Stephen Keith Sagarin

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Published by Steiner Books in Great Barrington, MA .
Written in English


  • Waldorf method of education,
  • History

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementStephen Keith Sagarin
LC ClassificationsLB1029.W34 S27 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25011476M
ISBN 109780880106566
LC Control Number2011034720

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Schools of North America and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association, and sev-eral public schools using Waldorf methods to enrich their teaching. There are also over 50 full-time Waldorf teacher-training institutes around the world, of these 8 are in the United States and one in Canada. No two schools are identical; each is administratively.   A morning in a Waldorf early childhood classroom almost always includes a story, which may either be told or presented as a puppet play—usually a nature story, a fairy tale, or a folktale. In Waldorf early childhood education, teachers tell stories rather than reading from a book. Mosi was homeschooled in the Waldorf tradition for many years, has a deep passion for books, is an enthusiastic book club participant, bikes to the community library regularly, supports local book stores, attends author presentations once a month, attends a writers workshop for a week every year, and even keeps a “scratch-off” poster of. In a letter to community written by David Barham, Faculty Chair at the Maine Coast Waldorf School, he states, “Certainly none of us would choose digitized instruction over the beauty of face to face interaction in the lovely Waldorf classrooms we are so lucky to have.

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