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    Default Steiner Schools?

    Does anyone kids attend a Steiner School? Or has anyone heard of them and know what they are about? There is one opening up local to us.

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    My mother took myself and siblings to look at one somewhere near Nimbin.. was some years ago now.
    All i took from it was that you didn't wear shoes or a uniform..lol
    That's probably not much help.
    I'm sure someone else has a better understanding of it.

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    I looked into it, after a bad experience with Montessori daycare. I dont really feel comfortable with what Steiner education is about, and don't feel that there is much evidence to back up some of their practices. Look into it yourself, don't just ask other Steiner parents or the school you are looking at. Ask lots of questions. I think it resounds with some parents and their philosophy for their family. It doesn't for us. I am looking to moving our kids to Montessori again, after learning that our first experience was because the centre was not a "true" Montessori model.

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    Ok thanks. I'll have a google. I just found out it's quite expensive anyway therefore wouldn't be doable. But will still look into it. I appreciate if anyone has anything they'd like to share.

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    i love steiner. i love the natural, progressive approach.
    i love the holistic 'village' type feel about it.
    i love the environmental concerns, and the context in which they teach.

    unfortunately the ONLY thing i don't like is the 'no technology' belief.
    i just can't let my kids grow up without access to technology.
    (okay, i 'could' but i personally think it would be to their detriment)
    my son wants to work in animation or something similar, i just can't put him in a school that will prevent that.

    other than that, i love it!

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    I'm currently looking into Steiner, Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools/curriculums for Uni. If you can find them (I got access through the uni's online collection), "The Delusional World of Rudolf Steiner" by Ian Robinson and "The Waldorf Approach to Early Childhood Education" by Roopnarine and Johnson are both interesting reads.

    Steiner schools are heavily influenced by spirituality. Formal academic instruction is viewed as 'inappropriate' to children until they have lost their baby teeth, and as mentioned above, computers aren't part of the curriculum until at least seven years of age.. which is contradictory to the massive amounts of literature suggesting that children should be exposed to and make use of technology as a tool for education from a young age.

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    It's funny, reading this thread now some time after it was written, I note that I was reading an article just last week about studies showing how technology was proving to be detrimental to the education of young children both physically and mentally.


 

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