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"Curative Remedial Assessor"<br><br>
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The Waldorf school we are looking at won't meet with us about our daughter until they've talked to one (she's in public school kindergarten now, but would be under the Waldorf school's cut-off for grade one next year).<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">"Curative Remedial Assessor"<br><br>
???<br><br>
The Waldorf school we are looking at won't meet with us about our daughter until they've talked to one (she's in <b>public school kindergarten</b> now, but would be under the Waldorf school's cut-off for grade one next year).<br><br>
Any enlightenment would be much appreciated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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I have no experience with this, but I imagine from the sound of it, they need to be prepared to "deal" with your daughter's kindy experience. It was probably loaded with phonics, numbers, etc, and Waldorf has some very rigid views about when these topics are "appropriate." Typically, a child would enter Waldorf at the beginning of his/her educational experience, thus forming a bond with their teacher and classmates. They stay together throughout their Waldorf experience.<br>
HTH...just my .02 and a moderately educated guess based on reading Steiner's own writings.
 

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It just seems a bit odd. They need to discuss amongst themselves before even meeting her, although when they first met my husband (who was enquiring about September) they started floating her joining <span style="text-decoration:underline;">immediately</span>. In any case, if it's a matter of assessing whether there's a fit, you'd think that meeting the individual child and/or talking to her parents would figure in there somewhere, but it sounds like we need to wait on a verdict from the Assessor before even that happens.<br><br>
No, no phonics in kindy for her, or much anything else. They just mess around all day, pretty much. She's bored....<br><br>
Thank you though for your feedback! It sounded from what the lady said as though this was a common position at Waldorf schools, as in "oh yes, our Curative Remedial Assessor - surely you've heard of this?"
 

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My guess would be that so many children present with problems nowadays, movement, balance, attention, etc., that they have a routine assessment of every child to see if they need extra help or support.<br><br>
In the U.S. the training for remedial work is provided by the Association for a Healing Education. <a href="http://www.healingeducation.org/" target="_blank">http://www.healingeducation.org/</a><br><br>
At <span style="text-decoration:underline;">last</span> they have a web-site (i've been trying to direct people their way for years). I know some of the people involved in this association and they are super.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It just seems a bit odd. They need to discuss amongst themselves before even meeting her, although when they first met my husband (who was enquiring about September) they started floating her joining <span style="text-decoration:underline;">immediately</span>. In any case, if it's a matter of assessing whether there's a fit, you'd think that meeting the individual child and/or talking to her parents would figure in there somewhere, but it sounds like we need to wait on a verdict from the Assessor before even that happens.<br><br>
No, no phonics in kindy for her, or much anything else. They just mess around all day, pretty much. She's bored....<br><br>
Thank you though for your feedback! It sounded from what the lady said as though this was a common position at Waldorf schools, as in "oh yes, our Curative Remedial Assessor - surely you've heard of this?"</div>
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Wow!! No phonics, huh. Surprising...Iused to teach and the standards for kindy were very strict...(why i got out of teaching...).<br><br>
I have not encountered this term yet...but, I imagine it may be a twist on a similar position among Waldorf schools can't recall the term...). Seems there is a big "assumption" among Waldorf admin. that you have read everything about them prior to jumping in!<br><br>
It is very odd to me, too. I would press for an explanation to see if they open up a bit.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My guess would be that so many children present with problems nowadays, movement, balance, attention, etc., that they have a routine assessment of every child to see if they need extra help or support.<br><br>
In the U.S. the training for remedial work is provided by the Association for a Healing Education. <a href="http://www.healingeducation.org/" target="_blank">http://www.healingeducation.org/</a><br><br>
At <span style="text-decoration:underline;">last</span> they have a web-site (i've been trying to direct people their way for years). I know some of the people involved in this association and they are super.</div>
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That makes sense, but they want to meet <i>before</i> they meet with her daughter. Seems odd.
 
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