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What do we know? Anyone go to one? Anyone with kids in one, or heard about them through friends? Cheers!
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Steiner's theories have largely been superseded/surpassed by modern educational thinking, although government policy lags a significant distance behind current theories and is presently going backwards.
Steiner himself was a bit of a shamanic quack - it's sometimes hard to distinguish his educational policies from his quasi-racist philosophies and new-age religious fervor.
In the UK state system the schools still have to meet minimum standards and there is a fair bit of protection built in, but that's not the case with private schools, which have a much freer rein to go the whole hog and push Steiner's 'anthroposophy' cult.
Almost all parents who choose to send their kids to Steiner schools are awful though - an odd blend of helicopter parent and self-indulgent hippy. They're the ones refusing to get their kids vaccinated while letting them run amok in posh restaurants.
don't have any real world experience of education from either the professional or the parental side.
honestly think it's the best education system out there that actively encourages kids to excel and do well at what they're passionate about, as opposed to the draconian and regimented system that public schools (in my experience) have.
I went to one a few years ago because my thinly-veiled was in her final year and they had their project day. Basically, everyone in the final year has to pick something that they can display and write a thesis about. They spend the whole year doing this. The stuff I saw was incredible - one stand had amazing photography - the kind of thing you wouldn't expect from an 18 year old, another had amazing architecture, set design, lighting design, all sorts of stuff. Anyway, all of the people I saw with their projects went on to do what they love professionally, or are currently doing limited entry uni courses where they got in on the strength of the thesis. An accommodatingly structured school that lets kids excel at what they're passionate about. Fancy that.
Don't get me wrong, there are obviously downsides to this, and Steiner had some problematic views - but these outdated views are not translated into the curriculum. You'll find the most heated critics about Steiner schools also know fuck all about them.
Did you read the OP?
"What do we know? Anyone go to one? Anyone with kids in one, or heard about them through friends? Cheers!"
pretty sure if stanstubbs wanted an article from the newstatesman, he could have just used google.
"these outdated views are not translated into the curriculum. You'll find the most heated critics about Steiner schools also know fuck all about them."
Based on anecdotal evidence.
it to clue myself up. It isn't purely anecdotal evidence. What kind of evidence do you expect me to provide?
It was pretty good. Lots of people there had gone to Steiner schools all their lives, and I know people who now have their toddlers in a Steiner kindergarten/daycare. I don't have any knowledge of how they work in the UK, but in Norway they seem to be doing a lot of good things. Come to think of it, a bunch of my cousins were just taken out of state school and put into a Steiner school and both the kids and the parents seem really happy about it.
What with this and some guy I've never heard of signing for Man Utd for £800m I'm beginning to wonder if there's quite a lot I don't know about.
seems like a way for kids to have much more fun at school than I ever did, so they can all fuck off thanks very much
dunno what they are
don't think education is about doing what you are "passionate about" though
bet it was these schools which led to a child making me spill some of my paella at the green man festival 2015
which obviously stems from your terrible school-life ;)
she came out of it a well rounded individual. My mum still works there and speaks very highly of the children. Its seems like a great environment for kids to learn in. From the students i met that went there, including numerous exchange students who stayed with us, they were nearly always incredibly polite and well brought up. Dont really have a bad thing to say about the place. The first i heard about Steiner himself was probably from previous similar threads on here. My impression is they dont really teach any of that stuff in the schools, at least ive never heard anything about it from my family.