International Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents
Founded in 2007, there is a relatively new group, the International Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents (INSWaP), which has just published its first newsletter (view or download the INSWaP newsletter as a pdf). We hope you will find it of interest to read the stories and experiences of other Steiner parents across the world. Here are their ideals:
Fundamental aims of INSWaP:
INSWaP is founded on the principle that parents have a right to choose the appropriate education for their children. In this lies the recognition that education is a cultural activity where freedom is a high ideal and also a human right!
INSWaP holds the view that the free choice of education implies that financial support should be equal for all educational settings.
INSWaP supports the living and evolving pedagogical impulse based on Rudolf Steiner’s ideas.
INSWaP supports the understanding that children’s education relies on solid cooperation between parents and teachers.
INSWaP is committed to developing appropriate processes and structures to support these aims.
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”