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Recommended Literature

  • Almon, Joan: The importance of playing in Waldorf Education. Newsletter Freunde der Erziehungskunst. Spring 2011.
  • Kolass, Benjamin: Childhood today. Newsletter Freunde der Erziehungskunst. Spring 2011.
  • Avison, Kevin: Class Teachers Handbook. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Publications. 1995.
  • Baldwin, Rahima: You Are Your Child’s First Teacher. Stroud: Hawthorn Press. 2006.
  • Beck, Betty: Kindergarten Education. Freeing children’s creative potential. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
  • Clouder, Christopher / Rawson, Martyn: Waldorf Education. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 2003.
  • Fabrie, Nettie / Gottenbos, Wim / York, Jamie: Making Math Meaningful - A Source Book for Teaching Math in Grades One Through Five. Denver: Whole Spirit Press.
  • Finser, Torin: School as a Journey. An 8 year Odyssey of a Waldorf. New York: Anthroposophic Press. 1994.
  • Göttgens, Else: Waldorf Education in Practice; Exploring How Children Learn in the Lower Grades. Parker: Outskirts Press. 2011.
  • Heckmann, Hella: Daily Rhythm at Home and its Lifelong Relevance. Kindling: The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education. 2011.
  • Jenkinson, Sally: The Genius of Play. Celebrating the spirit of childhood. Stroud: Hawthorn Press. 2001.
  • Kiersch, Johannes / Skillen, Norman: Foreign Language Teaching in Steiner Waldorf Schools. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Publications. 1997..
  • Kullak-Ublick, Henning: Why Waldorf Teaching is the Greatest Profession. Erziehungskunst 2011.
  • Martin, Michael (Ed.): Educating Through Arts and Crafts. An integrated approach to craft work in Steiner Waldorf Schools. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Publications. 1999.
  • Patzlaff, Rainer et al.: Developmental Signatures. Core Values and Practices in Waldorf Education for Children Ages 3-9. New York: AWSNA. 2007.
  • Payne, Kim-John: The Games Children Play. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
  • Petrash, Jack: Understanding Waldorf Education. Teaching from the inside out. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 2003.
  • Rawson, Martyn: Free your child’s true potential. London/ New York: Hodder Headlines.
  • Rawson, Martyn: Developing Waldorf Education. Research as a tool for developing the curiculum. Eindhoven: Mercurius International.
  • Rawson, Martyn: Waldorf Teacher Planner and Self-Evaluation. Eindhoven: Mercurius International.
  • Rawson, Martyn/ Masters, Brien (Eds.): Towards Creative Teaching. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Publications.
  • Rawson, Martyn/ Rose, Michael: Ready to Learn. From birth to school readiness. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
  • Rose, Michael: Living Literacy. The human foundations of speaking, writing and reading. Stroud: Hawthorn Press. 2007.
  • Schwarz, Eugene: Millenial Child. Transforming education in the 21st Century. Forest Row: Rudolf Steiner Press.
  • Schweizer, Sally: Under the sky. Playing, working and enjoying in the open air - a handbook for parents, carers and teachers. Forest Row: Sophia Books.
  • Smit, Jörgen: Lighting Fires. Deepening education through meditation. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
  • Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America: Self-directed play is disappearing in kindergartens. 2011.
  • Wiechert, Christoph: Rethinking the Threefold Division of the Main Lesson. From the Journal 38, Pedagogical Section, Goetheanum.
  • Wiechert, Christof: Teaching, the Joy of profession. Verlag am Goetheanum, 2012.

Introduction into Waldorf Education

  • Barnes, Henry: Waldorf Education. An Introduction. Alexandria: ASCD, Educational Leadership. 2003.
  • Clouder, Christopher / Rawson, Martyn: Waldorf Education. Rudolf Steiner’s Ideas in Practice. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 2003.
  • Edmunds, Francis: An Introduction to Steiner Education. The Waldorf School. Forest Row: Rudolf Steiner Press. 2004.
  • Finser, Torin M.: School as a Journey. The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class. Great Barrington: Steiner Books. 1994.
  • Friends of Waldorf Education: Waldorf Education. Friends of Waldorf Education. 1994.
  • Harwood, A.C.: The Recovery of Man in Childhood. A Study of the Educational Work of Rudolf Steiner. Massachussetts: Myrin Institute. 2001.
  • Johnson Fenner, Pamela / Rivers, Karen L.: Waldorf Education. A Family Guide. Michaelmas Press. 1996.
  • Masters, Brien: Adventures in Steiner Education. An Introduction to the Waldorf Approach. Forest Row: Rudolf Steiner Press. 2005.
  • Petrash, Jack: Understanding Waldorf Education. Teaching from the Inside out. Edingburgh: Floris Books. 2003.
  • Spock, Marjorie: Teaching As a Lively Art. Great Barrington: Steiner Books. 1985.

Curriculum

  • Alphen, Peter van et al: Child Development. Open Source. Zukunftsstiftung Entwicklungshilfe. 2000.
  • Alphen, Catherine van: The Waldorf Approach to Writing and Reading in Grades 1,2. Open Sporce. Zukunftsstiftung Entwicklungshilfe.
  • Alphen, Peter van: The Waldorf Approach to Mathematics Teaching in Grades 1,2. Open Source. Zukunftsstiftung Entwicklungshilfe.
  • Alphen, Catherine van: Waldorf Grade 3 Manual. Open Source. Zukunftsstiftung Entwicklungshilfe.
  • Heydebrand, Caroline von: The Curriculum of the First Waldorf School. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship. 1966.
  • Stockmeyer, Karl: Rudolf Steiner’s Curriculum for Waldorf School. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship. 1969.
  • Rawson, Martyn/ Richter, Tobias (Eds.): The Educational tasks and Contents of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Publications.
  • Rawson, Martyn / Masters, Brien: Towards Creative Teaching. Working with the Curriculum of Classes 1 to 8 in Steiner Waldorf Schools. Forest Row: Steiner School Fellowship Publications. 1996.
  • Staley, Betty et al.: Examining the Waldorf Curriculum from an American Viewpoint. New York: AWSNA.
  • Wilkinson, Roy: The Curriculum of the Rudolf Steiner School. Fair Oaks: Rudolf Steiner College Press. 2000.

Further Reading

  • Aeppli, Willi: The Developing Child. Sense and Nonsense in Education. Great Barrington: Steiner Books.
  • Baravalle, Herman von: Waldorf Education for America. AWSNA.
  • Carlgren, Frans: Education Towards Freedom. Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2008.
  • Carnie, Fiona et al. (Eds.): Freeing Education. Steps towards Real Choice and Diversity in Schools. Stroud: Hawthorn Press. 1996.
  • Childs, Gilbert: Steiner Education in Theory and Practice. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 1992.
  • Fairman, Eric K.: A Path of Discovery. A Program a Waldorf Grade School Teacher. Grade 1-8. Forest Row: Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship.
  • Finser, Torin M.: School Renewal. A Spiritual Journey for Change. Great Barrington: Steiner Books. 2001.
  • Lissau, Magda: The Temperaments and the Arts. AWSNA. 2003.
  • Nielson, Thomas William: Rudolf Steiner’s Pedagogy of Imagination. A Case Study of Holistic Education. Bern: Peter Lang Publishing. 2004.
  • Pusch, Ruth (Ed.): Waldorf Schools. Kindergarten to Early Years. Vol. I. New York: Mercury Press. 2007.
  • Pusch, Ruth (Ed.): Waldorf Schools. Upper Grades & High School. Vol. II. New York: Mercury Press. 2007.
  • Richtel, Matt: A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute. New York Times. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Eugene: Millennial Child. Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century. Great Barrington: Steiner Books. 1999.
  • Shepherd, Ralph (Ed.): Standing on the Brink. An Education for the 21st Century. Toronto: Novalis Press. 1996.
  • Spock, Marjorie: Teaching as a Lively Art. Great Barrington: Steiner Books. 1985.
  • Wilkinson, Roy: Rudolf Steiner on Education. A Compendium. Stroud: Hawthorn Press. 1995.

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