Engaged Community: The Challenge of Self-governance in Waldorf Schools (Paperback)Jon McAlice (author)
Paperback 148 Pages / Published: 23/01/2014
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'All education is self-education and, as teachers, we can only provide the environment for children's self-education... where children can educate themselves according to their own destinies.' -- Rudolf Steiner This radical book seeks to shift the governance of Steiner-Waldorf schools from a structural to a dynamic approach. Jon McAlice argues that for teachers to help children 'practice the art of self-education', they must themselves model confident, honest self-governance. He shows how this ideal can come about by teachers, parents and students working together. He addresses issues of trust and colleagiality, authenticity, and self-development, and provides the tools and language that schools will need to make progress in this important area.
Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 9 mm
'Jon McAlice has written a book about the challenges of governance in Waldorf schools in the context of the mission of Waldorf education. His book is a meditation on this relationship, urging us to embrace the challenge, free from our preconceived notions of how Waldorf schools 'should' be run: to look at what is needed now, in our current situations, in our individual schools. At the same time, he shines a light on the manifold opportunities for growth, change, and development that are possible when we embrace this challenge.' -- Kevin Hughes, Waldorf Teacher (26 years, Kimberton Waldorf School, as Class teacher, art teacher, and current member of the 'governing team')
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