Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach
Early Years Education in Practice
Routledge – 2012 – 176 pages
Series: Understanding the… Approach
Understanding the Steiner Waldorf Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Steiner Waldorf High Scope Approach. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of the Steiner Waldorf Approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice.
Exploring all areas of the curriculum including observation and assessment, child development, play, repetition and the environment, this book:
Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.
Chapter 1: HISTORY AND FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 2: KEY PEDAGOGICAL PRINCIPLES
Chapter 3: CHILD DEVELOPMENT – THE FIRST SEVEN YEARS
Chapter 4: THE ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 5: IMITATION AND EXAMPLE
Chapter 6: PLAY AT THE HEART OF THE STEINER WALDORF SETTING
Chapter 7: RHYTHM AND REPETITION
Chapter 8: DOMESTIC AND ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES
Chapter 9: OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT
Chapter 10: WORKING AT PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT THE CHILD
Chapter 11: CURRENT ISSUES
Janni Nicol has worked as a Steiner kindergarten teacher in South Africa and Cambridge, UK. She is now the UK early childhood representative for Steiner Waldorf schools and kindergartens, and writes, consults and lectures on Steiner early childhood in the UK and internationally.
Jill Tina Taplinworks in teacher education in the UK and internationally, advising, teaching and writing, after many years as a Steiner kindergarten teacher in Scotland and England.