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Hawthorn Press Early Years Series

Reclaim Early Childhood

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

May 2019
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    24th May 2019
  • ISBN 9781912480104
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

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.

C O N T E N T S:

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

Sebastian Paul Paul Suggate

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

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.