Bliss Foundation

Two new publications on Conductive Education

The postman has been busy this week pushing parcels through my letterbox and I have been very pleased to receive copies of two new publications on Conductive Education for Conduction’s library.
The first is the proceedings of the Pető und Inklusion Kongress held  9-10 March 2012 in Rosenheim, Germany. This is a wonderful, colourful production including a detailed list of presentations, the presentations made, plus pictures of those presenting and those taking part in the podium discussions. A very good record of the event for future reference.

Referencing this has been quite difficult as the authors/editors are not clear, but the following should enable you to track it down or contact
Fortschritt Rosenheim e.V and Bundesverband der Koduktoren e.V (2012) Pető und Inklusion Kongress Rosenheim: dokumentation zum Kongress. Rosenheim: Fortschritt Rosenheime.V

An online version of the proceedings is also available at

The second is a chapter in a book produced by the Bliss Foundation in Hungary. This chapter relates Dévai Júlia’s experiences of working with Pető from 1947 to 1952 when his system was getting started and the Institute being established. An edited and annotated English version  of this will appear in  András Pető, the next publication of Conductive Education Press  – due out very soon.

Copies of this book can be obtained from the Bliss Foundation

Dévai, Júlia (2012) Egyszer volt, s ma is van: a sokarcú Pető – A konduktív nevelés kezdetei. In Kálmán, Z., ed. Negyedszázad a kommunikáció bűvöletében. Budapest: Bliss Alapítvány, pp.73-101.

Having two items published almost at the same time is unusual in Conductive Education and whilst increasing the number of things in Conduction’s Library they also contribute to the growing number of publications on Conductive Education generally.

It is interesting to note that both of these have been ‘self published’, that is not produced by a recognised ‘official’ publisher  and is no doubt a sign of the current financial times.
Let’s hope we can look forward to more appearing in 2012.