Steiner education embodies a practical, active and artistic approach to learning.
The teachers work with the children's three roots of personality: thinking, feeling and willing.
From Kindergarten through to early adulthood the education fosters these three roots of personality with a curriculum that brings a wide variety of subjects and experiences appropriate to the different age groups.
A Living Education
"We should not be asking: What does a person need to know or be able to do in order to fit into the existing social order? Instead we should ask: What lives in each human being and how can this be developed?
Only then will it be possible to direct into society the new qualities of each emerging generation. Society will then become what young people, as whole human beings, make out of existing social conditions.
The new generation should not simply be made to become what present society wants it to be."
What is different?
What the Department of Education says
"Steiner schools... still do develop the capability of pupils so that they are able to take GCSEs and go into further and higher education. That seems to say you don't have to do it by tests and targets. You can do it through a more human relationship between teachers and pupils."
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"The fact that Steiner schools produce well-rounded, confident children is a common observation of those with experience of the schools.
We talked to children who had been through the Steiner system, and they seemed to have an ease of communicating with older people and a general poise and openness."
From the Department of Education's Insight Magazine
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