Core Principles of the Alliance of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
The Friday night keynote address was given by Alliance Board President Liz Beaven on the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education. A colorful poster articulating the seven Core Principles was distributed to each attendee. Copies have been mailed to all member schools. Small group discussions were organized for participants to reflect on two of the Core Principles and share how they are in evidence in their school community. The Core Principles will now serve as the centerpiece of the Alliance’s Self-Study process that member schools will conduct on the Path to Membership for a sub-license as a Public Waldorf school.
TO VIEW CORE PRINCIPLES (Word Doc)
Also, as a part of ongoing efforts with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), a joint summary of key similarities and differences between Alliance schools and AWSNA schools and their principles has been developed, while noting that both sets of principles arise from the same source.
STANFORD SCOPE STUDY
To view the Stanford study Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District, by Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham, Xinhua Zheng, and Linda Darling-Hammond, based on research at the Alice Birney School in Sacramento, CA.
The 100th anniversary of Waldorf education will soon be here! The first Waldorf school opened its doors in September 1919. Today Waldorf education is a global movement with schools in over 60 countries. To view a documentary film created in preparation for the centenary anniversary go to Waldorf 100 – The Film and share the link with colleagues and friends.
A Celebration of 50 Years in Waldorf Education
On March 4, Lindon Hall at the Sacramento Waldorf School was the scene of a retirement party in celebration of the extraordinary life of Betty Staley. Click here to view a booklet given as a gift at the celebration that tells the story of Betty’s life in Waldorf education.
You can also read an interview with Betty in the Spring 2017 issue Confluence about the significance of the Waldorf high school curriculum and experience.