Month: October 2011

Where can I buy books on Conductive Education ?

There is not much published on Conductive Education  and it is not easy to obtain books through booksellers on the High Street, but I have managed to find several sources for purchasing books on Conductive Education via the Internet.

Some are new and some are second-hand and are listed below.

New books

Conductive Education Press has three titles available for purchase [see links in right hand sidebar]

Just do it!
Internationalising Conductive Education
Intelligent love
Go to for further details

Foundation for Conductive Education has a number of titles –

Maria Hari and her conductive pedagogy 
Looking back, looking forward
Contact for details

Susie Mallett has published one title –

Let me tell you a story
Go to for further details and order information

Peto Institute sells a number of titles – too many to list here – on Conductive Education and other relevant subjects, produced by themselves and also other publishers. A complete list can be found at and contact the Librarian for details.

Second hand books

A number of titles at a variety of prices are available on searching for Conductive Education
at :

Amazon –

Abe books –

Barnes and Noble –

Presentations to the 7th World Congress of Conductive Education

I have just discovered a presentation to the 7th World Congress of Conductive Education by Tunde Rozsahegyi is available on the Internet. The title of this is Divergent perspectives on educational priorities for young children with cerebral palsy: A case studyand information about it and its URL has now been entered in the Virtual Library’s catalogue at
Several such presentations from this congress can be found in the Virtual Library and its Depository. Many more were given at the time so if  you know of any others that are available online or you would like to send yours to me to be included in the Depository, please do get in touch.

Snippets and memories about Mária Hári on the Internet

 After including the bibliography of Mária Hári in the Conduction website Depository  at
 I thought it might be worth searching the Internet for other shorter virtual pieces about her. The list below is the result which is  rather disappointing as there are few contributors.
I was not able to find anything on the Pető  Institute website at all.
If I have missed anything, please do let me know and then I can include it.

Anon (2001) Obituary in Nursery World

Borbely, A. (n.d.) Dr. Maria Hari
Mallett, S. (2010) Thinking about or remembering

Mallett, S. (2010) Maria Hari on conductive pedagogy

Mallett, S. (2011) Remembering Dr Maria Hari

Mallett, S. (2011) Making the rounds at the PAI

Perrin, N. (2010) Remembering Dr Hari

Sutton, A. (2006) Notes towards a history of Conductive Education

Sutton, A. (2008) Maria Hari on Conductive Education

Sutton, A. (2009) Maria Hari at the Palace of Westminster

Sutton, A. (2010) A Doktornő – a pedagógus

Sutton, A. (2010) One of Maria’s favourites

Sutton, A. (2010) Remember Maria

Sutton, A. (2010) Mention of Maria strikes a chord

Sutton, A. (2010) Hari, Nietsche,Kant, Sinatra memento mori – memento vitae

Sutton, A. (2010) Emlékezés [translation in to Hungarian of Nietsche,Kant, Sinatra memento mori – memento vitae

Sutton, A. (2011) Turning in the grave

Sutton, A. (2011) Maria Hari in her prime

Sutton, A. (2011) A night at the theatre

Sutton, A. (2011) Hariana 5 – Speaking out – what is and what is not CE?

Sutton, A. (2011) Hariana 6 – Disciples awake -provide the means to touch others

Sutton, A.(2011) Hariana 7 – Obituaries – I marked it my way

Sutton, A. (2011) On Hari – and Peto

Anniversary of Mária Hári’s death

It is ten years ago today since Mária Hári died of spinal cancer in Budapest.

I only met her once very briefly at Heathrow Airport on the way to Budapest, but was present at the Birmingham Institute of Conductive Education when she presented the diplomas to the graduating English conductors in 1992.


Mária Hári started working with András Pető as a volunteer helper after the Second World War and worked closely with him as he developed Conductive Education. On his death in 1967 Dr Hári succeeded him as director of the Institute, a post she held until her retirement in 1993. During her career she wrote widely on Conductive Education in several languages besides her native Hungarian.
A bibliography of her work is now up in the Depository of the Virtual Library on Conduction’s website and this includes unpublished papers, books, articles and conference presentations   in English, French and Hungarian.
 I believe all items mentioned are available in the National Library of Conductive Education or the Hári Mária  Library at the Peto Institute. English translations only from the National Library of Conductive Education.