Alternative Approaches to Education: A Guide for Parents and by Fiona Carnie

By Fiona Carnie

This publication is designed to provide mom and dad and academics details at the replacement schooling concepts to be had within the united kingdom. It covers 3 major areas:Outside the country procedure: small colleges; Steiner Waldorf faculties; Montessori faculties; democratic faculties and different faculties with replacement philosophiesDoing it your self: constructing a small tuition or studying centre; teaching at domestic; versatile schoolingAlternatives in the country process: how a few kingdom colleges are discovering other ways of workingThe values, philosophies and strategies of every replacement are defined, together with the first-hand studies and money owed of kids, lecturers and oldsters. there are solutions to universal questions and invaluable assets of extra information.This available and informative ebook is the perfect creation for folks figuring out how top to coach their childrens. it is going to be of curiosity to academics seeking to construct their wisdom of alternative schooling philosophies.

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This too is an important aspect of school life as it teaches us to clean up after ourselves. We keep the school cleaner during lessons and break because we know that if we make a mess we will have to clean it up later on. Academic lessons are only held in the mornings. In the afternoons we are allowed to decide what we want to learn. The options include pottery, needlework, woodwork, photography, climbing and many other activities. These courses are run by parents, staff and members of the local community, all of whom are very committed and put a lot of energy into their lessons.

The curriculum in all Steiner schools has a strong emphasis on practical skills and from an early age children are taught to knit, make clothes, cook, garden, do woodwork and metal work. Many of these skills are disappearing fast in our increasingly technological world. Through these activities the child develops the power to think. The artistic development of the child is encouraged through art, sculpture, music and drama, all of which permeate much of the learning that takes place on a daily basis.

This means that there is less associated stress and results are well above the national average. 48 Alternative approaches to education All Steiner schools in the UK are currently fee-paying, although the movement is campaigning for public funding for its schools. Fees are kept as low as possible and in many schools are related to parental income. Where more than one child from a family attends a school there is often a significant reduction for the second child. Questions often asked about Steiner Waldorf education If a child has one teacher for eight years what happens if they don’t get on?

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