Waldorf Education

An Introduction for Parents

Edited by David Mitchell

Currently reprinting - due 11 Feb 2022

Quick Look

  • An insightful collection of essays addressing key issues about education and children's development
  • Covers all stages from kindergarten to teenage years
  • Written by experienced American educators

A concise little book which explains Steiner-Waldorf education to parents considering a Steiner school for their child's education.

234 x 156 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
114 pages
Publication date:
27 Jul 2017


Parents have more choice than ever before about how their children are educated. Steiner (or 'Waldorf') education is an increasingly popular option, with parents drawn to its focus on the development of individual children, rather than shoe-horning children into a one-size-fits-all system. But many parents still have questions about the Waldorf educational approach.

This little book goes a long way towards addressing those questions. Covering all stages from kindergarten to primary school and the teenage years, these insightful essays from a range of American contributors explore issues of what young children really need, teaching morality and challenging disrespect, science and literacy and preparing children for the modern world.

The book finishes with an interesting study of what Waldorf-educated children go on to do, including careers and college studies.


David Mitchell was a Waldorf teacher for 35 years. Latterly he was Chair of Publications for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). He died in 2012.

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