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THE WALDORF SCHOOLS: AN EXPLORATION OF AN ENDURING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL MOVEMENT

This study provides an orientation to Waldorf education and to the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the movement. Waldorf education is described analyzed and some of the key educational ideas (Steiner's) behind it are compared with those of A.S. Neill and Maria Montessori, founders of two widely known alternative school movements. / The Waldorf School movement began in Germany in 1919 and has grown, spreading to other countries. Though international and found throughout the world, the Schools are virtually unknown to American educators and the general public. / The study includes: a brief biographical sketch of Rudolf Steiner's life, Steiner's basic philosophical ideas including his interpretation of human growth and development, Steiner's suggestions for educational practice and use in Waldorf Schools, characteristics of a contemporary (1970s) German Waldorf School, and a comparison of key statements made about education by Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner and A. S. Neill. / As a school movement which has existed since 1919, the Waldorf Schools deserve the attention of those who seek ways to improve educational approaches and the development of the total human being. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-06, Section: A, page: 2629. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1981.

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:fsu.edu/oai:fsu.digital.flvc.org:fsu_74529
ContributorsFOSTER, SARAH WHITMER., Florida State University
Source SetsFlorida State University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText
Format185 p.
RightsOn campus use only.
RelationDissertation Abstracts International

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