The Art of Administration was published by AWSNA to provide a comprehensive resource for schools developing their administrative work. Accompanying the chapters is a collection of forms for many aspects of school administration. These forms and lists go along with the content of the chapters of The Art of Administration Chapter 1 Sample agenda . […]
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What purpose does a board serve? Why have one? How should it be related to the faculty? What are the typical patterns of development of boards? What are typical conflicts? How do we improve communications? These are some of the questions Agaf explores in this essay. Art of Administration - Ch 10 - Board of […]
In this essay, Cornelius explores the deeper aspects of working together in organizations and dealing with the conflicts that arise in relationships. Read the article here: Art of Administration -Ch 9 - Working Together - C Pieterse Many thanks go to AWSNA for its support of this publication, and to the Research Bulletin and […]
The administration of every Waldorf School has a professional responsibility for implementing some form of evaluation procedure. The purpose of evaluation is to affirm that you are doing what you say you want to do as an individual, as a student, or as an organization. Evaluation provides an objective state- mentthatcanleadtogrowth,increased confidence,andinterpersonalsharing. This chapter […]
Community relations defines a very broad area both operationally and conceptually. Because of this it may seem abstract, remote, unnecessary, ethereal and diversionary, and not relating to the “true” function of a school, especially a Waldorf School! Such an attitude is perilous, and will be ever more so as the American public awakens to the […]
One of the most exciting experiences in the life of a Waldorf School is to encounter the steady stream of children who find their way to the school, their class, and their teachers. The journey to the school seems to be through the most varied and interesting circumstances. The process of Admissions is there as […]
In many Waldorf Schools, the process of addressing these tasks and responsibilities has led to, among others, the positions of Administrator, Business Manager and Development Officer. This chapter will attempt to explore some aspects of each of these functions. Sample job descriptions can be found in the appendix. Art of Administration - Ch 5 - […]
The framework of this chapter is best stated in the following: "The spiritual life forces of a Waldorf School are twofold, or we could say, there are two motives for its existence. On the one hand, it is the starting point for a renewal of education based on a spiritual knowledge of the whole man […]
At the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Rudolf Steiner encouraged the original core of teachers to work into the future together by carrying the school forward in a new way.1. He asked that they take on the rigor of establishing a new social form. He acknowledged that this task would be difficult, but he said […]
Some years ago, the U.S. Department of Education reported a survey in which "as many as 45 percent of the teachers report no contact with each other during the workday; another 32 percent say they have infrequent contact. As a result, these teachers fail to share experience and ideas or to get support from colleagues. […]
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