Many people are familiar with Montessori and Waldorf. Fewer, however, have ever heard of Enki. Blending the best of Montessori and Waldorf with the structure of a curriculum and the ability to offer a global perspective and multi-cultural education, Enki has much to offer to today’s homeschooling families.
Beth Sutton, Founder of Enki, highlights the approach as, “weaving together many elements, with the four following ones as key:
a. The multicultural focus of the United Nations International School,
b.the integrated arts approach of Waldorf schools
c.the skill building techniques of traditional Western education, and
d. the independent project learning of theme studies programs.”
Families who use Enki love the integrated-arts approach. They report the initial learning curve to be rather steep, but the philosophy deep and beautiful, and exactly what they’ve been looking for in a child-centered, developmentally appropriate homeschooling sequence. It has been said that understanding Enki can only come by practicing it. Thus, those thinking about Enki are advised to read as many reviews about the system as they can find, to hear what others are saying and get recommendations about how to get started.
Some of the best Enki resources on the web include:
Enki Yahoo Group with input from Founder, Beth Sutton
You’ll find just a few Enki reviews here:
Find others on your own.