Validating a Steiner-Waldorf teacher education programme

Oberski, Iddo and Pugh, Alistair and MacLean, Astrid and Cope, Peter (2007) Validating a Steiner-Waldorf teacher education programme. Teaching in Higher Education, 12 (1). pp. 135-139. ISSN 13562517

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Steiner-Waldorf (SW) education is based on the work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). It provides a distinctive form of education. There are about 900 SW schools worldwide (Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, 2006). SW schools in the UK are in the independent sector, but aspire to be state-maintained to reduce the financial barriers to access. This process has recently begun in England (Woods et al., 2005) and is likely to spread across the UK. There is a shortage of SW teachers and state-funding is likely to result in the expansion of SW education and further teacher shortages, unless SW ITE can expand at the same time. The only teacher training course for SW education in Scotland is currently offered at the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School (ERSS, 2006). Although students are continuously assessed on various assignments, completion of the programme does not currently carry any formal credit.

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Additional Information: The editors would particularly welcome, in the Points for Debate section, readers’ comments on or responses to articles which have appeared in earlier issues of the Journal. These may be in the form of a short paper or letter and should be sent to Stephen Rowland, Department of Education and Professional Studies, University College London, 119 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT. Selected contributions will be published at the earliest opportunity.
Divisions: Centre for Academic Practice
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 08:42
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:38


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