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Research Papers - Outcomes for Steiner School Students

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Download A-state-independent-education-JBF.pdf (114kb) September 2010 A state-independent education for citizenship? Comparing beliefs and values related to civic and moral issues among students in Swedish mainstream and Steiner Waldorf schools.
by Bo Dahlin, Rudolf Steiner University College, Oslo, Norway.
Download RacismStudy.pdf (85kb) March 2010 Study of racist attitudes among Waldorf school pupils
"The works of Rudolf Steiner have been repeatedly pilloried for supposedly containing racist statements or comments. This has in turn then lent support to the supposition that Waldorf schools in general tend to harbour a xenophobic atmosphere, as expressed in the spring of 2006 for example on the German television channels ZDF and 3sat. A new empirical study by Christian Pfeiffer of Lower Saxony's Criminological Research Institute states that in fact the exact opposite is true..."
Empirical study by Christian Pfeiffer of Lower Saxony's Criminological Research Institute
Study of racism
Download german_study_of_alumni.pdf (138kb) January 2007 Alumni of German and Swiss Waldorf Schools – An Empirical Study on Education and Creative Living
A short synopsis of the core results of the research project.
Published by:
VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden (Germany) 2007,
2nd Edition, 393 pages, 32,90
ISBN: 978-3-531-15606-4
The project directors were Heiner Barz and Dirk Randoll.
After a Waldorf education
Download seven_myths.pdf (820kb) October 2007 Seven “Myths” about the Social Participation of Waldorf Graduates
What Brazilian Waldorf graduates do after a Waldorf Education in terms of attending university, the career fields they enter, etc.
by Wanda Ribeiro and Juan Pablo de Jesus Pereira

Also available is the Portuguese version of the paper - Sete “mitos” da inserção social dos ex-alunos da Pedagogia Waldorf
After a Waldorf education, Brazil
Download relevance_of_waldorf.pdf (2,187kb) September 2007 Learning from Rudolf Steiner: The Relevance of Waldorf Education for Urban Public School Reform
Rigor, relevance and relationship are key outcomes of Waldorf education. These new 3 R’s are important for all. The results of focussing on these 3 R’s in  urban public schools using Waldorf methods are articulated.
by Ida Obermann, PhD
Key outcomes of Waldorf Education, rigor, relevance, relationship, USA
Download Waldorf_School_Evaluation.pdf (876kb) 2007 The Waldorf School - Cultivating Humanity?
A 3-year research project evaluating various aspects of the Waldorf schools and Waldorf teaching methods in Sweden.
Karlstad University, Sweden, by Bo Dahlin and colleagues
During and after a Waldorf education
Download standing_out_without (214kb) 2007 Standing Out without Standing Alone: Profile of Waldorf Graduates
A paper which presents, discusses and summarises the results of Survey of Graduates: Phase 2.
by Douglas Gerwin and David Mitchell.
After a Waldorf education
Download phase_II_03-08-07 (3,119kb) 2007 Survey of Waldorf Graduates - phase 2
Survey of North American Waldorf Graduates (1943 – 2005)
The survey consists of 12 sections including higher education pursued by Waldorf graduates and the relationship of graduates to their career path.
Research Institute for Waldorf Education - USA, by Douglas Gerwin and David Mitchell.
After a Waldorf education
Download JCEP_Oberski_Steiner.pdf (91kb) 2006 Learning to think in Steiner-Waldorf Schools.
This small study maps out how, according to Waldorf teachers, thinking develops in their pupils.
Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology (January 2006), by Iddo Oberski, University of Stirling
Learning to think and developing mature judgment
Download judy_lubin_article.pdf (165kb) 2006 What will today’s children need for financial success in tomorrow’s economy?
The growing “creative age” economy calls for the development of human capacities, capacities that Waldorf schools have cultivated for more than a century.
by Judy Lubin
Future, career development, creative age economy
Download Graduate_Research.pdf (1,216kb) April 2005 Research on Waldorf Graduates in North America
A survey of 27 Waldorf high schools in Canada and North America with regard to what their graduates from the 1994/5 – 2004/5 did in the year following their graduation.
Research Institute for Waldorf Education - USA, by Faith Baldwin, Douglas Gerwin and David Mitchell
After a Waldorf education
Download Authority_Anachronism.pdf (163kb) September 2005 Authority, Anarchy and Anachronism on the Slopes of Sustainability: Steiner Waldorf pedagogy and the development of mature judgment
What Steiner Waldorf pedagogy can offer to the debate on the development of mature judgement and the acquisition of wisdom needed to engage in democratic societies that are attentive to challenges such as sustainability.
Paper given at the British Educational Research Association, Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan. by Dr Martin Ashley
Developing mature judgment (thinking) and sustainability
Visit 2005 Steiner Schools in England
This research project maps Steiner School education in England, identifies and investigates good practice and explores the differences and commonalities between Steiner schools and the maintained sector
Commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). By Philip Woods, Martin Ashley and Glenys Woods
Differences and commonalities between Steiner schools and the maintained sector
Download danish_outcomes_study.pdf (408kb) May 2003 Where did they go? Analysis of former students from Class 12 from Rudolf Steiner schools in Gentofte, Herlev, Odense, and Arhus, Denmark
This is a summary of a quantitative study into reflections of Steiner school graduates on the education they received (at school), and tracking what they have gone on to do after leaving school.
by Troels Hansen of Credo Consult (translated by A. M Schollain)
After a Waldorf education, Denmark

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