Research & Resources:

Inspirational Educational Ideas

An article about letting our children roam, experiment and make mistakes: The Overprotected Kid – The Atlantic

An article about teaching math as an art: A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart

An article by about educating students in the moment: Thinking Like a Plant by Craig Holdrege (extract)

One of many interesting videos to be found on YouTube from educator Sir Ken Robinson:

Waldorf High School Education

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America has conducted a series of studies about what becomes of Waldorf students after graduation. The Survey of Waldorf Graduates, Phase II reflects the data gathered in a survey ending in 2007, revealing that:

  • 94% of Waldorf High School Graduates go on to college
  • 47% major in arts/humanities
  • 42% major in sciences/math
  • 91% practice and value life-long learning
  • 94% highly value self-confidence
  • 92% highly value critical thinking
  • 89% highly satisfied in choice of occupation
  • 96% highly value interpersonal relationships
  • 90% highly value tolerance of other viewpoints
  • 82% care most, at work, about ethical principles

For more about Waldorf Education and research about it, please visit the Research Institute for Waldorf Education at www.waldorfresearchinstitute.org.

For more on Waldorf Education and its many facets and manifestations throughout North America, please visit the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America at www.whywaldorfworks.org.

For more on Waldorf Education throughout the world, please visit “Friends of Waldorf Education,” the English version of the German-based worldwide “Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiner.”

Parental Choice & Private Schools

From the Friedman Foundation for School Choice, a research paper on parental choice and private schools: More Than Scores: An Analysis of Why and How Parents Choose Private Schools. Thanks to the Research Institute for Waldorf Education for guiding us to this document.