For a more in-depth examination of the Waldorf curriculum, visit What is Waldorf Education?
Does Waldorf Education prepare children for the “real” world; and, if so, how does it do it? It is easy to fall into the error of believing that education must make our children fit into society. Although we are certainly influenced by what the world brings us, the fact is that the world is shaped by people, not people by the world. However, that shaping of the world is possible in a healthy way only if the shapers are themselves in possession of their full nature as human beings. Education in our materialistic, Western society focuses on the intellectual aspect of the human being and has chosen largely to ignore the several other parts that are essential to our well-being. These include our life of feeling (emotions, aesthetics, and social sensitivity), our willpower (the ability to get things done), and our moral nature (being clear about right and wrong). Without having these developed, we are incomplete—a fact that may become obvious in our later years, when a feeling of emptiness
- Since the Waldorf curriculum educates children very differently from mainstream education, are students ready to face the "real world" when they leave their schools?
- For a more in-depth examination of the Waldorf curriculum, visit What is Waldorf Education?
- Is Waldorf education relevant to Special Needs children?