Education Experts to Visit Thornhill to Speak to Teachers and Parents

    Toronto Waldorf School joins with OISE to discuss media in education

    THORNHILL, ON, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Toronto Waldorf School and University of
Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education welcome Dr. Lowell Monke,
assistant professor at Wittenburg University in Ohio, as he presents his
research on the potential damage of electronic media in elementary school
classrooms. Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 - 9pm Dr. Monke will speak directly
to the concerns of parents and the interests of teachers, offering his vision
of what a future curriculum could be like in order to facilitate education
that results in balanced, healthy children and enhanced learning. Admission to
the talk is $7 per person or $10 per couple, at the door. All are welcome.

    Conference on adolescents and "efficiency education" this weekend

    Also visiting the Toronto Waldorf School, Friday evening and Saturday 
October 12 & 13, is Dr. Douglas Gerwin. Co-Director of the Research Institute
for Waldorf Education. Dr. Gerwin will be discussing more student-friendly
approaches in an increasingly "efficiency-based education" in which
accountability to government agendas overrides appropriate learning
objectives. A panel of experts, including Dr. Jack Miller, Head of the Teacher
Development Centre at OISE/UofT, will join Dr. Gerwin on Saturday morning at
the conference. Many hands-on workshops for parents and teachers are available
for participants to integrate the conference themes into their practical work.
The conference fee is $90 per person for the weekend, including healthy

    Toronto Waldorf School, founded in 1968, is Canada's oldest and largest
Waldorf school, one of 2000 Waldorf schools and kindergartens worldwide. TWS
is a birth through Grade 12 school accredited by the Ontario Ministry of
Education and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. TWS is
located one mile north of Hwy. 7 on Bathurst in Thornhill.

    For more details on both these events or more information about
Toronto Waldorf School visit

    Media: Please contact Toronto Waldorf School to facilitate conversation
with our Faculty Chair, Todd Royer, Dr. Monke or Dr. Gerwin. or 905.881.1611 ext. 308.

For further information:

For further information: Todd Royer, Faculty Chair, Phone (905) 881-1611
x 308,, 9100 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON, L4J
8C7, Phone (905) 881-1611, Fax (905) 881-6710

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