Month: June 2012

New publication, new information about Conductive Education

In 2011 Conductive Education Press decided to publish a book about András Pető. As the project has grown this has taken longer than originally expected but we will be be going to press very soon now.
We have been very fortunate in enjoying wonderful co-operation of Júlia Dévai and her family. Júlia has already given several reports elsewhere on working with András Pető:

Dr. Júlia Dévai (1997) The first years with Andras Peto: The birth of conductive education. Ontario March of Dimes, 1–8

Júlia Dévai (1998) Working with Andras Peto at the beginnings. ISAAC Israel, 14. 32–33

Júlia Dévai  (1998) De første årene med András Pető: Fødselen til dirigert; pedagogikk. CP Bladet, 44/1. 6–10

Júlia Dévai (1999) The first years with Andras Peto: The birth of conductive education. Conductive Education News, 14/3

Now, nearly one-hundred years old, Júlia has written a fuller account A shortened version of this is published this week in another collection, in Hungarian:

Dr. Kálmán Zsófia ed. (2012) Negyedszázada kommunikáció bűvöletében; Ünnepi kiadvány a Bliss Alapítvány fennállásának 25. évfordulója tiszteletére. Budapest: Bliss Alapítvány

ISBN 978-0-9569948-4-4

This paper reports her memories of working with Pető from 1948-1952 and is a very interesting read indeed. It can be found on pp.73-101 and is entitled:

‘Egyszer volt, s ma is van: a sokarcú Pető – A konduktív nevelés kezdetei’

The full version will be published, in English and with extensive annotation, as part of the book András Pető that is soon to be published by Conductive Education Press.
See also:

The book András Pető will inaugurate a new series from Conductive Education Press, ‘Pető Studies’. The already established series ‘Library of Conductive Education’ will continue alongside this, dealing with contemporary themes.


Back to normal

Its been a while since I posted on this blog due to a variety of reasons.
Firstly, I have recently moved house and its taken a while to get packed up, moved and then unpacked, and that doesn’t take in to account all the cleaning involved! Still, in the new house now and reasonably well sorted out.
Secondly, I have been involved in quite a bit of work to get the Peto book ready for publication. The cover now has a great design and colour, and the formatting is being done before completing the index.  Hopefully the publication date will be announced soon.
Things have been fairly quiet in the world of Conductive Education. Even so, I hope to put up the next edition of Internet News at the end of this month next week.

Back to normal!