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Stehlik, Tom – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Reviews theories of adult learning over the lifespan grounded in anthroposophy, the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner's Waldorf Schools. Examines parenting as a vocation through this perspective and the implications for the learning needs of parents. (Contains 35 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Child Rearing, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy
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Reinsmith, William A. – Educational Forum, 1989
Outlines Rudolf Steiner's pedagogic principles and shows how they apply to the Waldorf schools, putting particular emphasis on those practices that involve body-mind integration. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Prescott, Jennifer O. – Instructor, 1999
Describes a typical day at the Rudolf Steiner School, an arts-based Waldorf school that encourages students to be anything they want to be and integrates the arts into everything. Natural developmental stages is an intrinsic part of the curriculum. Students remain with the same teacher for 8 years. A sidebar notes what opponents say about Waldorf…
Descriptors: Art Education, Child Development, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nielsen, Thomas William – Ethnography and Education, 2006
This article offers a synthesis of my recently completed doctorate study of Rudolf Steiner's notion of imaginative teaching. Seven original imaginative teaching methods (drama, exploration, storytelling, routine, arts, discussion and empathy) are introduced via phenomenological moments, followed by analysis and discussion. The article concludes…
Descriptors: Imagination, Empathy, Teaching Methods, Phenomenology
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Foster, Sarah W. – Clearing House, 1984
Examines Waldorf education, a system developed by Rudolf Steiner in Germany in 1919. Proposes the system as an alternative to traditional education. (FL)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barnes, Henry – Teachers College Record, 1980
The history of the Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) movement is outlined and an introduction to the philosophy and methods underlying it is given. (JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Philosophy, Humanistic Education, Individual Development
Schapiro, Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Children with autism spectrum disorders face a complex set of challenges when they enter the school system. Inspired by the work of D.W. Winnicott and Carl Rogers, the author suggests that facilitative educational settings for these children are those that stimulate creativity, honor a child's strengths, trust the developmental process, and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Therapy, Teaching Methods, Autism
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Bone, Jane; Cullen, Joy; Loveridge, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand includes different philosophical perspectives, may be part of the public or private sector and aims to be inclusive and holistic. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, supports these aims. Aspects of the curriculum that are holistic may be conceptualized in diverse ways and this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Holistic Approach
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Ginsburg, Iona H. – Teachers College Record, 1982
The views of Jean Piaget and Rudolf Steiner concerning children's stages of development are compared and related to present-day instructional practices used in the Waldorf schools, which employ Steiner's ideas. Educational principles and practices used at the elementary school level are discussed. (PP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Principles
Junemann, Margit; Weitmann, Fritz – 1994
This book gives an overview of the Waldorf School teaching plan and art curriculum. The book thoroughly investigates many aspects of art that Rudolf Steiner spoke of in lectures, notes, and demonstrations. Particular emphasis is placed upon his work on color. Specific lessons are given for the elementary classes, and discussions of principles and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Materials, Color Planning, Creative Activities
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Ogletree, Earl J. – Journal of Special Education, 1975
Provided is a rationale for geometric form drawing developed by Rudolf Steiner as a tool to develop motor coordination, perceptual skills, and cognition for mentally retarded and perceptually handicapped children. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Education, Geometry, Handicapped Children, Learning Disabilities
Feistritzer, Patricia; Balcerack, Carl – Momentum, 1979
This photo-essay describes a Waldorf School. Developed by Austrian Rudolf Steiner, the Waldorf plan is dedicated to allowing the child a childlike environment. It emphasizes storytelling, creative dramatics, flexibility, improvisation, crafts, and movement. (SJL)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Creative Dramatics, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
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Lim, Booyeun – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Early childhood, when young children are already capable of undergoing aesthetic experience, must be the starting point for aesthetic education. Despite increasing attention to the significant values of the arts in early childhood classrooms, no theoretical framework to support aesthetic education has been established. This article introduces the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Aesthetic Education, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Coulter, Dee Joy – Montessori Life, 2003
Explains the educational movements precipitated by Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner as comprising a pattern of reverse symmetries. Notes the influence of war on their philosophies. Discusses reverse symmetries in curriculum related to mathematics, geography, and history. Maintains that each of these two movements holds the other at its core,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
Oberman, Ida – Online Submission, 2007
The author of this paper investigates the relevance of Waldorf education for public urban school reform. Based on analysis of survey data from over 500 graduates of private U.S. Waldorf schools, review of documents from the Gates Foundation, and staff-interview and student-achievement data from four public Waldorf-methods schools, she develops…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Graduate Surveys, Public Schools, Urban Schools
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