|Americans for Waldorf Education (AWE) is
a group of current and past Waldorf parents and teachers. We seek to support
Waldorf education by providing general information on it (articles, experiences,
research), by answering questions from the press and the public, and by
correcting myths, misunderstandings and misinformation about Waldorf education
which sometimes appear in the media and on the Internet.
Our purpose is to provide the facts in a fair,
balanced and truthful presentation. Our underlying philosophy is to provide
information on Waldorf education in a positive light and which is honestly
and fairly presented.
We feel that Waldorf education brings a vital dimension
to American education, one which is too often neglected in schools today.
While America demands schools that prepare students who can fulfill society’s
democratic, technological, and economic goals, we believe Waldorf education
addresses the students' need to fulfill their own full and individual potential
as people. We feel that Waldorf education is important because it gives
its students the inner capacities and strengths necessary to become adults
who are free in spirit, confident in themselves, and able to self-determine
the purpose and direction of their lives. What Waldorf brings to education
is the dimension that we are each a unique human being able to bring our
humanity to the social, political, and technological issues of our day
and transform them.
We also feel that Waldorf education is sometimes
portrayed in the media and on the Internet in a distorted and misinformed
way. Waldorf schools and Waldorf teachers deserve to be supported with
a fair and truthful presentation, as most schools and teachers do not have
the resources to respond to allegations that are sometimes made.
INTRODUCTION TO OUR SITE
from well-known Waldorf alumni and former students about their Waldorf
Research: a compilation
of research projects and reports from research on Waldorf education over
the past 15 years.
Articles: recent on-line
articles on Waldorf education and other issues related to education.
For the press: press releases
and links to the latest articles in the general press on Waldorf education.
On "PLANS, Inc.": the description
of a small vocal group which is critical of Waldorf education, plus an
analysis and refutation of their myths and misinformation.
Links to Waldorf schools,
Waldorf associations, Waldorf resources and Waldorf teacher training.