Can anyone find me adequate third-party sources from professional media outlets that criticize Waldorf schools?
Not from anti-Waldorf sites, but actual news stories and academic studies that take a critical perspective on the education system based on Rudolph Steiner's philosophical ideas.
I need links to media outlets, not Waldorf whistleblowers or Wikis.
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Anti-Waldorf information comes in many varieties. Waldorf schools have been criticized for low vaccination rates, for example. There are many recent articles about this and indeed, your best source might be the Waldorf whistleblower sites. Here are a few I found (posted) on the Waldorf Critics site:
Dishonesty is another criticism of Waldorf. Here's an article about a teacher who cheated on state test scores. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/20/local/la-m...
A closed system where teachers protect each other at the expense of students is another criticism we find about Waldorf. Here, a teacher does the unthinkable, ties a child to their chair, and is excused by one of the heads of AWSNA. http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1364683&na... and the testimonies of many parents confirm the confirm what is described here. http://thewaldorfreview.blogspot.com/
For academic studies, you may want to check this one out: http://www.dcscience.net/?p=3853 by Professor D Colquhoun, FRS and certainly all works by Professor Peter Staudenmaier PhD. http://www.social-ecology.org/2009/01/the-janus-fa...Source(s): http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1364683&na... http://www.dcscience.net/?p=3853 http://www.social-ecology.org/2009/01/the-janus-fa... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorf-critics/ http://thewaldorfreview.blogspot.com/