Research on Curriculum Leadership of a Waldorf School of Experimental Education
The Waldorf School of Experimental Education emphasizes spiritual education and has a place in the development of experimental education in Taiwan. This case study of a Waldford School of Experimental Education, conducted mainly through interviews, explores the principal’s curriculum leadership behavior and compares differences with traditional leadership. The research found that the case school’s principal viewed leadership as a spiritual education effort, with an emphasis on spiritual calling, critical reflection, holistic principles, participatory experience and leadership behavior as part of the culture of a life community, to transform the members’ beliefs and the curriculum structure in the school’s threefold organization, and to develop a localized school-based spiritual curriculum. In this process, the principal also worked on curriculum vision, teacher teaching literacy, curriculum design, curriculum evaluation, and leadership themes such as school culture, to demonstrate leadership behaviors that are different from the traditional ones. These findings help other schools understand the leadership wisdom of Waldorf School’s spiritual education and provide a key reference for addressing the challenges of globalization and the future of education.
|關鍵詞||另類教育、課程領導、華德福教育、實驗教育、轉化型課程領導、alternative education、curriculum leadership、Waldorf education、experimental education、transformative curriculum leadership|