Hello Elida, I really like all you questions. I am a life teaching member of the RAD and have to say that I LOVE the new Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate syllabi, as do my students. So glad we finally got rid of all those endless boring set exercises. No problem for me learning and then teaching all the new work. Looking forward to a new Advanced 1 and 2.
My feelings are that teaching the 'new' work requires an 'old' way of thinking and that is that one teaches solid technique before you teach the set exercises.
Personally I was very disappointed with the new Pre-primary and Primary syllabi when it first came out, feeling it was not setting any standards or strong foundations to build upon, but the children seem to like it.
I really like the new grade 1, 2 and 3 and looking forward to teaching it in September. I find it interesting that it contains some elements from the Red Book syllabus which goes back some 50 years!
It will be interesting to see how all this develops...will the Primary's of today be able to do the grade 3 work in a few years? The children used in the RAD DVD displaying the new work all have the old syllabus as their background . Only time will tell.
The disappointment for me in these 3 new grades is the lack of character work.
I just cant fathom why after building the character syllabus on Polish, Hungarian and Russian style for the last 40 years the RAD would switch ( without any training exercises) to Ukrainian!
I think all the new and upcoming teachers will have to enroll in the ISTD National and Greek syllabus classes to understand what they need to teach in the Free movement and Character for the new RAD grades!
Hope I have answered all your questions.