Posted by: Alex Borders | February 1, 2011

A Humanist talks about Waldorf Education


Tuesday 1st February

Written by Joseph Chilton Pearce taken from Waldorf Education, A Family Guide

I used to think that Waldorf Education was the most undamaging education, but then the more I have looked into it, I found it the most beneficial system we have. People ask, “What will happen to my child in the world if he doesn’t learn to read and write very early?”

The issue is that the child’s greatest strength for survival in a world of madness is to be whole, sane and in touch with the heart.  The beauty of Waldorf Education is that it keeps children intact until they are ready to move out into the world as whole individuals.

Major studies have recently dealt with the “disappearance of childhood” in America. Among many things that the Waldorf system does, it nurtures, protects and develops the intelligence of the true child.  What is it that Waldorf Education aims to do?   We are helping to bring out the best in each child, rather than moulding children to a particular perspective of society.

Tell us what you think.  Does this chime with your experience?  Leave a comment and share your own experience of Waldorf Education.

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