Reclaim Early Childhood

The Philosophy, Psychology, and Practice of Steiner-Waldorf Early Years Education

Reclaim Early Childhood
Joan Almon Foreword by
Tamara Suggate By (author)
Tina Bruce Foreword by
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224 pg

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Reclaim Early Childhood presents a clear, deep and accessible overview of the philosophical, developmental and educational foundations of Rudolf Steiner-Waldorf education as a dynamic, adaptable, creative process for which a profound sense of the uniqueness of each child is foundational.

  1. Education to Meet the Needs of the Child and the Times
  2. The Anthroposophical Foundation Demystified
  3. The Anthroposophical View of the Human Being
  4. The Twelve Senses
  5. The Development of the Child
  6. The Educational Principles: Educating to Freehood
  7. Steiner Education in Practice
  8. Challenges to and for Steiner Education

Author Bio

Joan Almon s a former Waldorf kindergarten teacher and coordinator of the Alliance for Childhood in the United States. She is also co-general secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America and former editor of the Journal For Anthroposopohy. 

Sebastian Paul Suggate, PhD, works in the Department of Learning and Instruction at University of Regensburg. Sebastian's research interests include reading and language development, fine motor skills, sensorimotor development in relation to children's use of electronic media, and the philosophy of education (with a focus on phenomenology and Waldorf education).
Tamara Suggate, MSc, is a psychologist and works in a newly established Waldorf-Steiner kindergarten. She studied at the University of Otago, New Zealand, receiving a Masters in Psychology in 2009. Tamara and her partner Sebastian have been involved in founding a new Waldorf school and kindergarten in Regensburg, Germany. Together they are raising four children.
Tina Bruce, CBE, is a Froebelian-trained teacher and Honorary Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Roehampton, in London. She is a leading international expert on early childhood and play and a bestselling author.