Below are links to articles and videos that may be of interest to you and your family as you search for the educational approach best suited to your child’s needs. Many of these articles do not specifically discuss the Waldorf pedagogy. Rather, they independently confirm the value of core elements of a Waldorf education. These include the tremendous and underrated importance of play and the arts in child development, as well as a de-emphasis on technology. For further exploration, this link will take you to a list of FAQs about Waldorf education at WaldorfEducation.org, the site of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
the importance of play
handwork and art
This thoughtful film, produced by the Marin Waldorf School in California, is a beautiful description of the Waldorf approach to media.
The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.
After the great success of part 1 of our film "Learn to Change the World", the second part deals with encounter, engagement and inclusion: learning that goes beyond merely accumulating information can be understood as an individual way to seek the truth. One focus is the encounter across social, religious and ethnic barriers, as exemplified by the Oakland Community School for Creative Education, located in a social focus point in California, a Jewish-Arabic Kindergarten and the Parzival School Center in Karlsruh.