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Understanding Waldorf education : teaching from the inside out

Author: Jack Petrash
Publisher: [Edinburgh] : Floris, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Petrash
ISBN: 0863154301 9780863154300
OCLC Number: 224262054
Notes: Originally published: Beltsville, Md. : Gryphon House, 2002.
Description: 141 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Broadening horizons (Doing the right thing ; Measuring a student's progress ; The journey towards wholeness) --
2. Head, heart, hands (Ain't misbehavin' ; Capabilities for the future ; Three stages of childhood ; The balanced development of all three key capacities ; Dimensions of the day) --
3. The Waldorf preschool (The importance of play ; The importance of work ; The importance of imitation ; The importance of stories) --
4. The Waldorf grade school (Teaching reading ; Teaching through art ; The grade school curriculum ; The role of stories in the curriculum ; The role of music in the curriculum ; The Waldorf class teacher) --
5. The Waldorf high school (Good habits of mind ; Truth, beauty and goodness ; The pedagogy at work ; Small is beautiful ; Balanced development in the high school) --
6. The essential parent (Actively engaged at home ; Emotionally engaged at home ; Helping children to think for themselves ; The challenge of homework ; Empowering parents) --
7. A teacher's journey (What makes a good teacher? ; The active teacher ; The emotionally active teacher ; The thoughtful teacher ; The reflective teacher) --
8. Towards a truly human education (The fullness of humanity ; Preserving spiritual connections ; Spiritual well-being ; The unspoken lessons ; The spoken lessons ; Moral education).
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'The book is convincing without preaching. One has the feeling, "I'd trust Jack Petrash with my children".'-- Martyn Rawson, Steiner Education, March 2004'I've been a Waldorf parent for 4 years but I Read more...

 
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