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ERIC Number: ED019114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND THE WALDORF SCHOOL PLAN.
GRUNELIUS, ELIZABETH M.
THE WALDORF SCHOOL NURSERY-KINDERGARTEN PLAN PROPOSES AN UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE YOUNG CHILD IS PERMITTED TO DEVELOP AT HIS NATURAL RATE THROUGHOUT THE DISCOVERY PERIOD OF CHILDHOOD. BECAUSE THE CHILD LEARNS BEST THROUGH IMITATION, ADULT MODELS WHO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCES FOR SENSORY PERCEPTION AND IMITATION LEARNING OFFER THE BEST TEACHING. A PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT WHICH HAS OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPLORATION AND ADEQUATE LIGHT, SPACE, AND MATERIALS ABLE TO BE MANIPULATED IN VARIOUS WAYS PROVIDE THE CHILD WITH CHANCES TO LEARN MEANINGFUL CONCEPTS. THE HOME AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT WORK TOGETHER TO ENCOURAGE THE CHILD'S NATURAL DEVELOPMENT, ALLOWING HIM TO PROCEED AT HIS OWN RATE, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN NEEDS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.25 FROM WALDORF SCHOOL MONOGRAPHS, 25 PERSHING ROAD, ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY. (MS)
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Identifiers: Steiner (Rudolf)