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Free alternative schools are unique, even among independent schools in Germany. In an interview, the authors of a study on learning experiences at free alternative schools discuss a form of school that is really formless.

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Anthroposophically-oriented special education schools find that their work receives considerable recognition, yet the theoretical foundations of that work are often controversial. A recent empirical study examined, for the first time, special education Waldorf schools from the perspective of their teachers. The results are discussed here in an...

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"Education needs family" is the title of a recent advertisement from the Software AG Foundation and other foundations that are carrying out a scholarship program called the Diesterweg Stipendium (DWS). In this interview, Walter Hiller, Director of Communications at the Software AG Foundation, discusses what makes this scholarship program so...

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One of the most striking characteristics of Waldorf education is its division into what are called "epochs": teaching units in the natural sciences that last three to four weeks each. The students' own observations and experiences form the starting point for the epochs. Carefully selected, exemplary, and particularly insightful curriculum elements,...

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Poor ability to concentrate, difficulty spelling and trouble with maths: these phenomena can result from an innate learning behaviour in which information is more heavily processed on the right side of the brain. These individuals are called "picture thinkers". Dirk Randoll and Jürgen Peters studied the thinking patterns of these picture thinkers...

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