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Waldorf education in public schools

from Harvard Education Letter

In the quest to fix ailing schools, should we slow down to move faster? Just as the handmade, home-farmed foodie movement is transforming how consumers view processed food, is education's equivalent — Waldorf-style schooling that favors hands-on art and personal exploration while shunning textbooks and technology — just what school reform needs? It sounds counterintuitive for struggling students to spend class time on, say, knitting and drawing. Yet, a small but growing number of public schools are embracing Waldorf methods in hopes of engaging students in ways advocates say traditional approaches do not — and raising test scores along the way. more

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