The Tasks and Content of the Steiner-Waldorf Curriculum
This book is a comprehensive overview of what is taught in Steiner-Waldorf schools, and why. As well as describing the content and methods of the Waldorf curriculum, this book provides a clear overview of the ideas behind the approach. It includes:
• a summary of the ideas behind Steiner-Waldorf education
• a survey of child development in relation to the curriculum
• a description of key elements in the Waldorf approach
• sections on evaluation and assessment
• early-years education
• a horizontal curriculum for Classes 1 to 12
• a vertical curriculum for each subject
This handbook is indispensable for all Waldorf schools and teachers, as well as current and prospective Waldorf parents.
This book was previously published as The Educational Tasks and Content of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum (SWSF).
“[An] impressively accessible and imposing book.... Part 1 can be read as a very useful general introduction to the Steiner-Waldorf approach, whilst the remainder of the book is more of a handbook rather than a cover-to-cover read—but it is no less useful or engaging for that. The book will serve as a very useful resource for parents as well as for teachers.... It is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive contemporary overview of Steiner-Waldorf education than this.... This is surely one book that the contemporary Steiner teacher, of whatever age group or level of experience, will find essential to have on her or his book shelf.”— Richard House, New View