Parents have more choice than ever before about how their children are educated. Steiner (or 'Waldorf') education is an increasingly popular option, with parents drawn to its focus on the development of individual children, rather than shoe-horning children into a one-size-fits-all system. But many parents still have questions about the Waldorf educational approach. This little book goes a long way towards addressing those questions. Covering all stages from kindergarten to primary school and the teenage years, these insightful essays from a range of American contributors explore issues of what young children really need, teaching morality and challenging disrespect, science and literacy and preparing children for the modern world. The book finishes with an interesting study of what Waldorf-educated children go on to do, including careers and college studies.
David Mitchell was a Waldorf teacher for 35 years. Latterly he was Chair of Publications for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). He died in 2012.More About David Mitchell