Research & Resources:
Inspirational Educational Ideas
Two articles referenced by Brian Gleichauf in his Open House Round-Table discussion:
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.
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.