Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

by Jack Petrash

Paperback, 2002




Gryphon House (2002), 192 pages


Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf education and its philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity. Whether you're Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today.


Original language


Physical description

192 p.; 7 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member silverheron
This book has been very helpful to me in "Understanding Waldorf Education". I look forward to the years ahead homeschooling my daughter in the method.
LibraryThing member GrinningSybil
This book is a fantastic primer on the philosophy and practice of Waldorf Education. I often hear Waldorf mentioned in the same breath as Montessori, yet they are actually divergent methods of education. Waldorf's "head, heart, hands" core philosophy leads to the integration of the arts and crafts
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in the classroom and an eye toward developing a truly well-rounded individual. I am completely sold! I hope to send my future children to Waldorf schools.
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LibraryThing member Yandell_Kindergarten
A clearly written, compelling and jargon-fee view of Waldorf education through the eyes of one of the U.S.A’s most experienced Waldorf teachers. Through learning experiences that involve all the senses, children utilise a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional,
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purposeful activity.
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