Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3-9
Rainer Patzlaff, Wolfgang Sassmannshausen, et al.
Developmental Signatures is the result of studies commissioned by the the German Association of Waldorf Schools (Bund) and carried out by a team of teachers, doctors, parents, and scholars. You’ll find the developmental stages of Waldorf education as related to State educational requirements in Germany, and which can be applied in kind if not specifically to Waldorf education as it is practiced in schools and homes throughout the world. These first two parts of a three-part study are concerned with children from three to nine years old and the conditions required for successful schooling. The results of this study offer an opportunity for teachers and parents to reflect and renew their understanding and practice of Steiner’s pedagogy.