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Waldorf Education

Discussion in 'Feedback/Suggestions' started by Billybats, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Hello everyone

    I wasn't sure where to post this.

    Can you all give me more understanding of his teaching.


    It sounds good but I want to know if his teachings are Christian not anti Christ.

    Thank you for your help ahead.
  2. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    I think I found the answer. I kept on reading which I should have done before asking. .lol. Found this:

    Waldorf schools were historically "Christian based and theistically oriented",[60] as they expand into different cultural settings they are adapting to "a truly pluralistic spirituality".[38]:146 Waldorf theories and practices are often modified from their European and Christian roots to meet the historical and cultural traditions of the local community.

    I am really liking this Waldorf Education practice. I still would like some feedback.
  3. Anne V

    Anne V Silver

    Look up Rudolf Steiner. you will get all your answers
  4. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Okay. Thank you.
  5. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    Our daughter is in a Waldorf program, knowing that Steiner had connections with Theosophical society / Thule society I don't readily accept his mystical reasoning for various aspects of what became the Waldorf system. The main priorities for us are the nature centric approach, hands on creativity, more thoughtful and relevant approach to 'academics' for younger kids, the social dynamics, seasonal awareness etc. The esoteric spiritualism underpinning Steiner's ideas are not my cup of tea as a Christian, but neither are they dogmatically expounded in the Waldorf curriculum.
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  6. Aimée

    Aimée New Member

    I went to a Waldorf school- it was not religious or Christian at all. A little on the spiritual side, but in a mindful/loving kind of way. What Joe said above rings true... Nature-centric. Deep thinking. I highly recommend pursuing a Waldorf education :)
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  7. Billybats

    Billybats New Member

    Thank you. Not many schools around here and the one that is close isn't hiring at the moment.
  8. LieselK

    LieselK Titanium Member

    2 of my 3 kiddos are in a new waldorf sytle charter school here. We love it. So much more time outside, fits with our beliefs about nature and our place in it, the kids are doing so much more hands-on brain work (like knitting for instance) and they come home so much more refreshed than traditional public school. They don't do any tech until 6th grade and only minimally then. I just attended a parenting class by the Parent Education Director from the local private waldorf school and it was excellent. We are also Christians and it also fits right in with our beliefs about how God created this world and our place in it.
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