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Some Recommended Books
- Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out — Jack Petrash
This book provides an explanation of the curriculum's three fold approach in Waldorf schools.
- The Education of the Child — Rudolph Steiner
This book is an ideal place to begin to learn what Steiner himself had to say about education.
- Creativity in Education, the Waldorf Approach — Rene M. Querido
A concise and thorough look at Waldorf education by the director of Rudolph Steiner college.
- You're Not the Boss of Me! — Ruth Ker, Editor
Understanding the six/seven year old transformation.
- Teaching as a Lively Art — Marjorie Spock
Examines the child from birth through the thirteenth year, with emphasis on the grades-chool years and grade-school education.
- Education towards Freedom — Lanthorn Press
This book covers all aspects of Waldorf education, dividing it into the preschool years, the first eight years (starting about age seven), and the last four years (from ages fourteen to eighteen).
- In a Nutshell — Nancy Foster
Dialogues with parents at a Waldorf kindergarten.
- The Recovery of Man in Childhood — A.C. Harwood
A survey of child development and the educational system that best balances the education of intellect, intuition, and initiative—the classic work on Waldorf education.
- Lifeways: Working with Family Questions — Gudrun Davy and Bons Voors
A resource book for parents and those involved in adult support groups, about family life and being a parent, from discussions with Waldorf kindergarten families and teachers.
- You Are Your Child's First Teacher — Rahima Baldwin
Practical introduction to early childhood development for parents.
- Confessions of a Waldorf Parent — Margaret Gorman
A lively account of one parent's journey.
- Creating a Home for Body, Soul, and Spirit — Bernadette Raichle
A new approach to childcare.
- Waldorf Education: A Family Guide — Edited by Pamela Johnson & Karen L. Rivers
This is a wonderful resource for parents new to the Waldorf school movement. It provides the history, pedagogy, and philosophy of the Waldorf movement.
- Between Form and Freedom — Betty Staley
Teenagers' growth needs are explored in relation to family, friends, school, the arts and love. Issues such as stress, depression, drugs, alcohol and eating disorders are included.
- Encountering the Self: Transformation and Destiny in the Ninth Year — Herman Koepke
It is between the ages of nine and ten that children begin to experience themselves as “i” for the first time. This book provides a description of the outer signs and symptoms of this significant turning point in every child's life.
- Adolescence: The Search for the Self and Weaving the Social Fabric of the Class — Eugene Schwartz
Two lectures from 1989 addressing the forces at work in the adolescent and the Waldorf approach to discipline.
- Nurturing Children and Families — Sara Baldwin
One model of a parent/child program in a Waldorf school
- School as a Journey: The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class — Torin M. Finser
A Waldorf class teacher describes his journey with his class, from first grade through the eighth in a Waldorf school.
- Nokken, A Garden For Children — Helle Heckman
A danish approach to Waldorf-based childcare
- The Spirit of the Waldorf School — Rudolph Steiner Translated by Robert Lathe and Nancy Whitaker
An inspiring introduction to Waldorf education. Steiner outlines the goals and intentions of the new Waldorf school and presents a talk to prospective parents.