Reviews of Understanding Waldorf Education:
"Understanding Waldorf Education, by Jack Petrash, is a look into the creative methods employed for generations at the Waldorf School in Washington. The Waldorf approach is to adjust generic learning materials to the interests of students of different age groups, touching on what is 'internally relevant' to them. Youth workers and educators, as well as parents, will find some insight into communicating important lessons to children who might balk at the standard delivery of information."
"Jack Petrash's eloquent, wise and deeply moving book gives me a new-found appreciation for Waldorf education. Even though I have been a Waldorf parent for nearly twenty-five years and a Waldorf teacher for nearly two years, I found Petrash's explanation of the curriculum's three-fold approach fresh and illuminating. Whether you are a parent, an educator, a policy maker, or simply a person interested in human growth and learning, read this book. You will learn how relevant education through the 'head, heart, and hands' can be for our children and for the future we hope to create."
—Eric Utne, founder of the Utne Reader