Understanding Waldorf Education

Understanding Waldorf Education

Teaching from the Inside Out

By Jack Petrash; John Taylor Gatto (Foreword by)

Gryphon House, Paperback, 9780876592465, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 2002


A jargon-free view of Waldorf education, its philosophy, and innovative educational concepts.

About the Author
Jack Petrash has been a teacher for over 30 years, much of that time at the Washington Waldorf School in Maryland where he has taken three classes of children from grade one through grade eight. In addition to teaching, he is the director of the Nova Institute, dedicated to working with parents and teachers to promote a deeper understanding of children.

John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).