Month: December 2011

Conductive Education World Congress, 8, 2013 – latest information

It is a year now since the 7th World Congress for Conductive Education, that was held in Hong Kong, and the German hosts of the 8th Congress, to be held in 2013, are starting to get organised and prepared for it.

A website was established earlier in the year

announcing the basic details and information to come with a very colourful logo. Since then an English language flyer has been posted on Phoenix Konductive Forderung’s website:

This has produced some comments online:

On reading the leaflet I am inclined to agree with both of them.

Running and organising the Congress must entail a huge amount of work, and be a massive management and administrative operation, especially if all the documentation, flyers, programme, letters etc are needed in what is not the first language of the host country. The first Congress to have a website, I believe, was the 6th . .Those involved in organising this put together a website containing all the necessary information that would be required in good English:

 SAHK in Hong Kong became the hosts of the 7th Congress. I attended this one and was very impressed by all the material produced, the pre-Congress administration, the organisation of the whole event and of course their amazing website – all in English. A hard act to follow.

The Germans have to follow this and I don’t envy them the task! It is important for them and those wanting to find out information about the event that the language is right, and it is vital for the reputation of Conductive Education. The International Pető Association oversees the event so perhaps this can offer some help with this from its membership so that after the next 22 months of preparation the organisers will present a Congress they, and the whole of Conductive Education will be proud of.

Hong Kong hiccups cured

After posting  about the publication of Conductive Education Press’ latest book , Last year in Hong Kong we discovered there were some  problems which meant copies could not be ordered.

This has now been rectified and you are now able to order copies from Blurb at

Please do let us know what you think of it. All comments welcome!

New book On Conductive Education just published

 Last Year in Hong Kong; four presentations made to the 7th World Congress for Conductive Education, Hong,Kong, December 2010. 

Andrew Sutton
Conductive Education Press, December 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9569948-3-7

A brief introduction on the back cover reads:

In December 2010 the Seventh World Conductive Education Congress was organised by SAHK in Hong Kong. The theme of the Congress was ‘ East meets West: adaptation and development’.
Starting in Hong Kong but now across mainland China, ‘Oriental Conductive Education’ is making enormous, vigorous strides, not simply in terms of the numbers of children (and adults) and their families served, but also in research studies undertaken and apparent official and professional approval. Most significantly, this appears to be developing along a separate line from that of ‘Western Conductive Education’.
This progress may have important lessons and implications not just for the future development of Conductive Education in the West but also for its further adaptation to the needs of the South
Andrew Sutton made four contributions to this conference, gathered together here in this single publication. In the Foreword, Ivan Su Yuen-Wang, Corporate Programme Coordinator, SAHK writes
‘This Congress might have provoked controversy if those disposed to believe that there exists a new face of Conductive Education might have taken issue with others who think otherwise. We have to remember that change is not always easy. Time must elapse, to soften the animosities and deaden inertia. I recognise Andrew’s creative intention to give balance to his views on Conductive Education in the 21st century by including the ‘China perspective’. Throughout, he has discussed what has been accomplished in the West, what has been done in the East, and what in his opinion should be done in the future. I cannot overemphasise the great importance of the forward-looking pragmatic aspect of his views, with its gems for bringing prosperity to the world of Conductive Education.’

This new book is now available  for £8.00 plus postage and packing from  Blurb at

Where does the time go?

A couple of weeks ago I said that I was working on the introduction to the virtual library catalogue. This is still not finished ( though I am still hoping for comments and suggestions to arrive) as I have been side-tracked by preparation for two books to be published by Conductive Education Press in the near future. One of these is a collection of papers presented by Andrew Sutton at the Hong Kong conference last December. The other ….you will have to wait and see!
This time last year I was in Hong Kong for the conference to receive my honorary conductor certificate, and this was an amazing, exciting time for me – doing the book has brought it all back. Then in the UK it was very cold  with lots of snow and my flight out of the country was not certain, but did take off, and on time!  Not like that this year, at least not yet. Hong Kong was warm, bright and a very exciting place to be. I met people who had just been names to me and made new contacts and, I hope, friends too.

Details of the new books will appear shortly with details for purchasing them.

Watch this space.