Learning Assessment in Waldorf School Classrooms is the first recorded book offering. This research by Sara Ciborski and Helen-Ann Ireland was funded by the Waldorf Educational Foundation. Completed over four years of observation, journaling by Waldorf teachers and writing, the research is our first, peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness of the Waldorf approach to assessment (without standardized testing.)
The book is offered here with the generous permission of Academica Press, LLC. In print version available from www.waldorfpublications.org.
Narrated by Michael Witri, woodwork teacher at the Green Meadow Waldorf School, and voice over professional. Natt McPhee, Waldorf graduate, is the technical assistant on this project.
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Chapter One Waldorf Education and Education Reform
Chapter Two The Waldorf Understanding of the Purpose of Education
Chapter Three Research Objectives and Procedures
Chapter Four How Waldorf Teachers Set Learning Goals
Chapter Five Teaching and Making Assessments in a Waldorf Classroom
Chapter Six Formal Assessments in Waldorf Education
Chapter Seven Learning-centered Assessments: Waldorf Methods in Concept
Chapter Eight The Preparation, Profession, and Practice of a Waldorf Class Teacher
Chapter Nine Teacher Evaluation in Waldorf Elementary Schools
Chapter Ten Waldorf Education and the Future of Assessment for Learning