Assessment of Educational and Instructional Performance of Hamadan Preschool Centers Based on Steiner Educational Philosophy (Waldorf Model)

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD student in Philosophy of Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Bu Ali Sina University

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Management, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Curriculum Planning Department, Research Institute, Ministry of Education


Objective: The main purpose of this research was to assess theeducational and instructional performance of Hamadan preschool centers based on Steiner educational philosophy (Waldorf model).
Methods: The research method was descriptive survey. The statistical population includes all educators of preschool centers with five years work experience in Hamedan Province in the academic year of 1381-89, the total number of which was 222 people. Using the table Krejcie and Morgan and simple random sampling method, 131 people were selected as a statistical sample. The collection tool was the information of a researcher-made questionnaire evaluating the educational performance of preschool centers based on the Waldorf model. The validity of the questionnaire was calculated using confirmatory factor analysis. Instrument reliability using Cronbach's alpha test 2/98 Obtained. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistic indices such as frequency, percentage, table, mean, standard deviation and Kalmogrov-Smironov & one sample T test.
Results: Findings showed that the current situation of preschool curricula based on Waldorf model in the components of intuitive thinking, imagination, transcendence, revival of personal experiences, play-based education, activity-oriented and genuine and real education is desirable and above average.
Conclusion: According to research finding, it will be noted that if preschool centers use Waldorf model, their educational and instructional outcomes will be increased


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