Links to international organisations & resources
Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship represents 31 schools, 45 kindergartens, and eight teacher education seminars in the UK and Ireland. The SWSF mission is to represent, promote and safeguard Steiner education, and to ensure best practice, development and progress in the UK Steiner schools in the interests of making Steiner education available to more children.
European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education
The European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) comprises 19 national Waldorf Associations, representing 570 schools in Europe and another 140 in North America. There are around 870 schools in 60 countries worldwide and more than 1600 kindergartens.
Our purpose is to strengthen and develop Steiner education in our member countries by active interest and a mutual sharing of experience.
Research Institute for Waldorf Education
Research on brain development.
The Online Waldorf Library
The Online Waldorf Library has been created to provide useful information to English speaking Waldorf teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in Waldorf education. It aims to make visible all the appropriate resources on Waldorf education that are currently available and to provide information about where these resources can be purchased or obtained.
This comprehensive site, independently maintained, intends to provide answers about Waldorf education, in depth, that parents and prospective parents may have, and to clear up some of the misconceptions that may exist about Waldorf education. Its intention is to provide a straightforward presentation of the facts about Waldorf education.
Alliance for Childhood
International Association for Steiner/Waldorf
Early Childhood Education
International Association for Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE)
The association was originally founded by Dr. Helmut von Kuegelgen and a circle of Waldorf kindergarten educators in 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany as the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens. It served as the association for both the Waldorf kindergartens in Germany and the Waldorf kindergarten movement worldwide, fostering the development of Waldorf/Steiner kindergartens and training centers in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. In 2005 we changed our name to expresses the growing scope of work with the young child â€“ including child care, birth-to-three and parent-child work, in addition to kindergartens and pre-schools.
For the IASWECE newsletter, go to www.iaswece.org/iaswece-newsletter/