UK government warning on Steiner schools

The Independent is reporting that Ofsted — the UK body which inspects schools and ensures both educational and childcare quality — has warned more scrutiny needs to be given to Steiner schools. The Steiner approach and curriculum tends to come in and out of fashion and never dominates parental choice but it is very important that if parents do choose the Steiner approach they can expect basic minimal standards are met.

There are five schools in Hong Kong using Steiner methodology so it is always worth keeping an eye on these developments and making sure we ask ourselves pertinent questions as to the pedagogy in general and any one school in particular.

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