Resources

Community School for Creative Education
Charter Renewal 2016-2022

What is Waldorf
Waldorf100 - Learn to Change the World


Community School for Creative Education in the News

Renewal Magazine,  Issue 52, 2017

Meeting All Our Students as They Need To Be Met: Culturally REsponsive Pedagogy in Waldorf Education
Vicky Larson

Great School Voices: A Watchdog on Quality and Equality with an Eye on Oakland, California,
See how a Waldorf School in Oakland Embraces the Head, the Heart and the Hand to Help All Kinds of Children
D
irk Tillitson, June 2917

Great School Voices: A Watchdog on Quality and Equality with an Eye on Oakland, California, June 2018
Solvind the Shortage of Flatlands Teachers One School at a Time: Mills, CSCE and a New Waldorf Teaching Credential Program 
D
irkTillitson, June 2018

Works & Conversation
The Whole Child & Urban Education:  A Waldorf Perspective
R
ichard Whittaker, 2015

Lilipoh Magazine
Oakland's Community School for Creative Education: An Oasis of Abundance in a Neighborhood of Scardity
Mary Jane DiPiero & Sigrid Mueller, Summer 2015

Toward the Deepening of Public Waldorf Education:
Urban- and Equity-Focused Waldorf-Inspired Teaching in Oakland, California

Ida Oberman, 2013

 

Waldorf Education in Public Schools

Harvard Education Letter article by Laura Pappano - Nov/Dec 2011

The student featured here is Community School student Justin Navarro. He was a rising kindergartener at the time of this photo.  He is now  an ARISE High School Oakland 9th Grader and proud graduate of  Community School.

 

 

 

Research on Intercultural Urban Public Waldorf Education

Stanford-SCOPE
Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District

Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham, Xinhua Zheng, Linda Darling Hammond, February 2013

What Can We Learn from and Alternative School in a Public Space
Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham, Xinhua Zheng, Linda Darling Hammond, February 2013

Edutopia
Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are On the Rise
Malaika Costello-Dougherty

Encounter Magazine, Education for Meaning and Social Justice
Learning From Steiner: Waldorf Education and Its Spread into the Public Sector,
 Ida Oberman, Summer 2008

The Relevance of Waldorf Education for Urban School Reform
Ida Oberman, September 2008

The Mystery of Waldorf Education:  A Turn of the Century German Experiment on Today's US Soil
Ida Oberman,  1997

Waldorf Education: A Case Study In Instititional Memory
Ida Oberman, 1997

Racism and Waldorf Education
Ray McDermott & Ida Oberman, 1996
                 &
Update: Racism and Waldorf Education
Ray McDermott, 1997

Waldorf Education in an Inner City Public School System: Research Brief
Ray McDermott, Mary Gardiner, Cynthia Dillard, Frieda Easton, Paul Byers, Ida Oberman, Bruce Uhrmacher, 1995


by Ray McDermott, Mary Gardiner, Cynthia Dillard, Frieda Easton, Paul Byers, Ida Oberman, Bruce Uhrmacher, 1995

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Waldorf Education In The News

  Stanford study: Growing a Waldorf-inspired approach in a public school district

  Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education article by  Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham,  Xinhua Zheng, and Linda Darling-Hammond.

 

 

 

 

Silicon Valley school with no computers  

CNN's Dan Simon reports on a school that uses a no-technology approach and how it's attractive to high-tech parents - 3/13/12

 

 

Science In Middle School
Conway Daily Sun article by Holly Fortin - 2/3/12  Download the Article here. [PDF]

 

 

 

Waldorf Education in Public Schools

Harvard Education Letter article by Laura Pappano - Nov/Dec 2011 Download the Article here. [PDF]

The student currently featured here is Community School student Justin Navarro. He was a rising kindergartener at the time of this photo.  He is now entering the 4th grade here at The Community School.

 

The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology
The Daily Nightly on msnbc.com by Rehema Ellis - 11/30/11 Download the Article here. [PDF]  

 

 

 

Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play—and Learning
Scientific American article by Paul Tullis - 11/2/11 Download the Article here. [PDF]  

 

 

 

 

A Silicon Valley School That Doesnt Compute
NY Times article by Matt Richtel - 10/22/11 Download the Article here. [PDF]

 

 

 

 

Tech Gets A Time-Out San Francisco Magazine article by Dan Fost - 3/19/10 Download the Article here. [PDF]

 

 

 

 

Renewal Goes People Magazine
Famous Waldorf Graduates and Waldorf Families
Renewal Magazine article by Thomas Poplawsky  -  Spring/Summer 2005 Download the Article here. [PDF]

 

 

 

Informational Articles for Waldorf-Inspired Parents

Thank You for Making Those Socks! 
Huffington Post article by Elisa (EJ) Sobo - 8/7/12

2012 Recipients of Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
SF Gate article/PR Web - 5/14/12

High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education
Washington Post article - 5/12/12

Keep the fun in kindergarten, expert says
Burlington Free Press article - 5/11/12

Teaching without distraction
Ottawa Citizen article - 4/16/12

The Techno-Savvy Favor a Non-Tech Education, at Least For Their Kids 
Huffington Post article by John M. Eger - 2/22/12

Creative U
The Varsity article by Jonathan Gass - 1/29/12

 

Early Childhood Articles

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

NY Times article by Perri Klass, M.D. - 9/10/12

The Importance of Child's Play
Wall Street Journal article by Lenore Skenazy - 1/27/12

If We Don't Let Our Children Play, Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs? 
Huffington Post article by Darell Hammond - 10/20/11

 

Waldorf Resources from The Community School

Trauma Informed Care, a Waldorf Inspired Approach

April 4-7th, 2013 at The Community School for Creative Education.

This 4 day seminar was a gift to our school and community from Friends of Waldorf Education and its Managing Director Bernd Ruf and Emergency Pedagogy Coordinator Malte Landgraff.kkk

Click below to download and view the Power Point set for the 4 days.

https://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJqbUpkR0Z6NExvS3NUQw

Find attached the flyer and background reading for  Seminar:  Trauma Informed Care-A Waldorf Inspired Approach

Click below for the background reading material and agenda for the seminar:

Seminar background reading

Background readings include:

1.  Profile, Friends of Waldorf Education

Overview of Friends of Waldorf Education-the organization  of which the  visiting  Emergency Pedagogy Team is a part of.

2.  When Children Get Out of Line

By  our guest, Bernd Ruff,  team lead, out of the  team’s work in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Waldorf-inspired Parsifal School in Karlsruhe, , which he founded. The focus of the work is trauma-informed care  based on Waldorf education for children in this urban setting.

3.  When Worlds Collapse

By our guest, Bernd Ruff, out of his team’s work in war zones,   where they brought their work in trauma informed care.  The focus of this work is acute trauma informed care, or emergency pedagogy, based on Waldorf education.

4.  Working Agenda  April 4 – 7 2013

Download photos of the seminar.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k851pgq2n013f5a/jLbRTKKsse

Toward the Deepening of Public Waldorf Education Urban- and Equity-Focused Waldorf-Inspired Teaching in Oakland, California

by Ida Oberman, PhD. Download article here.

Research of Waldorf Education

Waldorf Graduate Survey

by David Mitchell and Douglas Gerwin, with Ida Oberman

It has taken approximately two years to formulate, conduct, and evaluate this survey of North American Waldorf graduates, starting with the first Waldorf senior class in 1943 and culminating with the class of 2005. A rich source of statistical and analytical information is now available to be mined by the Research Institute and those who read this study.  The Relevance of Waldorf Education for Urban School Reform