Thesis Title

Integrating 6th Grade Geometry Standards into a Waldorf Methods Charter School

Graduation Date

Summer 2006

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name


Program Director

Madalienne F. Peters, EdD


Many Waldorf methods charter schools are opening up in California today. They are publicly funded schools bringing Waldorf methods into public education. In today’s political climate all public schools must pass the state’s bar of academic success measured by their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Because these scores are based largely on standardized tests there is a need to integrate California’s academic content standards into Waldorf methods charter schools. The purpose of this review of the literature is to examine Waldorf methods within the charter school setting without compromising the Waldorf philosophy. The literature highlights a need to define which Waldorf methods are being used in charter schools as well as a political debate regarding the appropriateness of Waldorf education in public schools. The outcome of this review is the development of a template that will guide teachers in a Waldorf methods school through the process of standards integration.

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