Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
As society becomes more critical of public education, alternative education systems are becoming more popular. The Waldorf education system, based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, has increased in popularity and commonality each decade. Currently, 23 Waldorf institutions exist in California. With this increase in popularity, it is important to analyze and examine the effectiveness of this education philosophy. An examination of Waldorf education, through research and interviews of Waldorf teachers and administration, will provide parents and teachers with an understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, Waldorf education provides a positive environment for students, yielding positive effects but this alternative education system still harbors criticism from society and former students.
Zepeda, Christian, "Academic and Social Effects of Waldorf Education on Elementary School Students" (2018). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 272.
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