Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances and unforeseen social change. So how can we prepare our children for a world we can’t envision? The best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking. Read more
Torin Finser, PhD and John Bloom discuss why schools that embrace and teach a Waldorf approach to education wait to teach literacy until children are developmentally ready.
John Bloom is Senior Director at RSF Social Finance and a Waldorf parent. Torin Finser, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Education, Antioch University New England and the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
Formal schooling should be delayed by at least 12 months because an over-emphasis on the three-Rs at an early age can cause significant long-term damage to bright children, according to a leading academic.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor DAILY TELEGRAPH
Pupils should not be subjected to full classroom tuition until the age of six to off-set the effects of premature “adultification”, it was claimed. Read more