Rony Schenker

Copies of new book, Genesis, now available

After all the celebrations of Christmas and New Year it is now time to get back to reading again! I have some copies of Conductive Education Press’s latest title, Genesis, to dispose of.
This book tells something of what Tsad Kadima has done in Israel, and what this has achieved. It recounts something of the process of creating the ‘Tsad Kadima family’, which has developed over the years in a manner unique within the world of Conductive Education. This includes the vital matter of sustainability, Tsad Kadima demonstrating the potential for national Conductive Education systems to reproduce themselves and evolve for the benefit of generations to come.
For further information, see
Copies are for sale at £5 each, plus £1.50 postage and packing for the UK, and  plus £3.70 for Europe.
 Email me at gmaguire1@yahoo.co.uk to order your copy or copies. Pre-payment is required.
Other titles from Conductive Education Press are available from

New book from Conductive Education Press

Schenker, R., ed. Genesis; bringing Conductive Education to Israel. Birmingham: Conductive Education Press, Jerusalem: Tsad Kadima

Genesis
Genesis
Bringing Conductive…
By Rony Schenker
Photo book

In the summer Conductive Education Press was asked by Tsad Kadima (Israel) if we would publish their story to celebrate 30 years of the organisation. Naturally we agreed, and are very pleased to announce that the book, Genesis, edited by Rony Schenker and published jointly by Conductive Education Press and Tsad Kadima,  is now available. An abstract on the back cover states:

This book tells something of what Tsad Kadima has done in Israel, and what this has achieved. It recounts something of the process of creating the ‘Tsad Kadima family’, which has developed over the years in a manner unique within the world of Conductive Education. This includes the vital matter of sustainability, Tsad Kadima demonstrating the potential for national Conductive Education systems to reproduce themselves and evolve for the benefit of generations to come.

 The book is the result of a lot of hard work by the final year students of the Israeli conductor training course who interviewed the parents and the professionals involved in bringing Conductive Education to Israel. It highlights the unique perspective and determination of Israeli parents 30 years ago, an example to us all.

There is an early bird price for the book  of £5.00 (plus postage and packing) on the occasion of the coming 9th World Congress of Conductive Education in Budapest.

Copies can be ordered via this link

http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/cepress

 

Conductive Education gets a mention

I have frequently asked for more to be published about Conductive Education and today I see that mention has been made of it in a ‘proper’ refereed journal, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Andrew Sutton has blogged about a letter he and Rony Schenker have written in response to an article published about research which made an ‘apparently authoritative judgement on Conductive Education’. But not in a good way.

The blog posting, which includes the reference to the original research article,   can be found at

http://www.conductive-world.info/2014/03/intellectual-cut-and-thrust_24.html

Thoughts on András Pető book

When Andras Peto was published readers were asked to let us know what they thought of it, if they had enjoyed it and learnt from it.

One such review was sent to me this week by Rony Schenker. She has read it twice now, and felt the same as I did when I read the memories and descriptions included.

She says:

The accumulative impression that you get from reading the book with bated breath is one of the things that makes this book so special. It is as if you had the opportunity to watch Prof. Pető walking into a room where children were working, to hear him, to see him seating by his desk and writing, having a nice meal with friends, or talking eye to eye with his patients. So vivid the descriptions are. And then, what I know, what I saw with my own eyes, what I have learned through my own experience, informal learning and excessive readings and discussions with many and goods, and from my repeated visits to the Pető Institute (October 1987 was the first). And then, the fusion of all of this information, melting into a higher degree of coherence, or preferably, into a more coherent puzzle.

  She also comments on the useful references it includes:
Currently, these are very good references for those who want to know, for those who think they know, and for those who should know what Conductive Education is and who was Professor Pető.
Thank you very much for your appreciative comments, Rony.

Another interesting review has been written by Susie Mallett and can be found at
Have you read it? If so, please send me or Andrew your thoughts. If not, you can obtain a copy by clicking on the cover of the book on the right-hand side of this blog.

New book on Conductive Education available from today

 

Maguire, G.,and Sutton, A, ed. András  Pető.  Birmingham: Conductive Education Press.   £17.50

 

 

I am very pleased to announce that a new book has been published by Conductive Education Press. This is entitled András Pető and can be found at

http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3575875

A brief description of this book is as follows:

András Pető was a healer. In difficult and tumultuous circumstances in post-War Hungary, out of a personal practice of movement therapy with paralysed children and adults, he developed a pedagogic method from which modern-day ‘Conductive Education’ proudly traces its origins.
But who was he? What did he actually do? Indeed, what was his method?
Surprisingly little has been generally known about András Pető, even amongst his most ardent followers. In his life he cultivated an aura of mystery; in death he became a myth.
This book offers personal recollections from close associates and colleagues, some previously published, some specially written for this publication, along with a range of attempts to sum up and understand his life and work. Originals were written in German, Hungarian and English. Here they are presented in English.
Also here are detailed course-notes for his students, written at the pivotal time that his movement therapy was emerging as conductive movement pedagogy, plus a short collection of his poems that reveal so rawly some of his own mental anguish. Written in Hungarian and German respectively, these too are presented here in English translation, along with facsimiles of their originals.
This book should help disperse some of the myth around András Pető, so that its readers may begin to create their own critical appreciation of who he was and what he did. It is hoped that it will also help readers question and challenge what they already understand about András Pető and his work, and how this relates to present-day practices and the invocation of his name.
This book is no final statement. The field of Pető Studies awaits further, extensive cultivation

With Forewords by Judit Forrai, Jo Lebeer and Reuven Feuerstein

Copies can be ordered fromhttp://www.blurb.co.uk/bookstore/detail/3575875

Israelis due to start new course for conductors in September

I have just read  on Andrew’s blog

http://www.conductive-world.info/2010/07/center-for-conductive-education-and.html      %20about

about the new course, set up by Tsad Kadima, for training conductors in Israel which is due to start later in the year. What an exciting development this is for Israel and may prove a model for other countries to follow.

 Hearty congratulations to all concerned in setting this up and I will look forward to hearing more about it in the future.
Over the years I have sent material and references to Rony Schenker at Tsad Kadima and asssume these  will now be part of a collection of materials built up over time, making a valuable resource for the students. I hope that the virtual catalogue I am developing at

http://www.virtualcelibrary.blogspot.com/

will be useful to them too.

Maybe I will be sent some documents in Hebrew on the Internet  to include! Remember all contributions and suggestions are welcome.