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MooSaysTheCat
28th May 2014, 09:06 AM
We'll the title is pretty self explanatory basically I was just wondering what did you guys think of Waldorf education sistem. Of course a common thing that I have heard is that it's a bit expensive so I want people to ignore that fact and focus on the education by itself. If there is a person that has graduated from a Waldorf school (I believe it goes all the way up to high school) I would greatly appreciate it if you could share you're experiences with me.

The link below goes to the Wikipedia web page involving Waldorf education in case somebody wants to read about it. I am aware that some people don't trust Wikipedia but I am sure it will give at least a general idea of what it is about.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education

Sinera
28th May 2014, 11:04 AM
I think highly of Rudolf Steiner's work in general and lowly of Wikipedia.

http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/02_W_Education/rudolf_steiner.asp

If everybody would have been educated according to these principles, I believe we would live in another world entirely, and it would be definitely a more peaceful and free one.

:-)

ButterflyWoman
29th May 2014, 01:35 AM
It's an interesting style of education. It works well for some kids, and not so well for others. I've met a number of kids who were at a Steiner school and later transferred to a different one (still somewhat freeform, a community school with a kind of hippy vibe) and they told me the Steiner didn't really suit them, but I also have a friend who teaches at a Steiner school and he certainly has plenty of students who benefit from the system. It's a system, like Montessori, that works really well for a certain minority for whom it's a good fit, and doesn't work well at all for the majority. ;)