Never never quit

New books to come from Conductive Education Press

I can hardly believe that it is nearly a year ago that the book András Pető was published and, after a brief respite to re-charge our batteries, we have been planning and preparing titles for 2013.
The first, due out very soon, is a quotationary titled:
CEP Quotationary of András Pető  and his Conductive Education.
Birmingham: Conductive Education Press. ISBN 978-0-9569948-5-1
This contains over 300 quotations by 40 people, (including András Pető) from 15 different sources. You can imagine that it has taken quite a while to assemble these quotations, arrange, and reference them. Soon you will be able to see them for yourselves and learn more about this complex man and the origins of conductive pedagogy.
The second, is a collection of blog postings by Ralph Strzałkowski:
Strzałkowski, R. (2013) Never never quit; my Conductive Education. Pieces of mind, memories and opinions from the desk of Ralph Strzałkowski Esq, Lawyer on Wheels.
Birmingham: Conductive Education Press. ISBN  978-0-9569948-6-8
Ralph’s own recent announcement of this on his blog can be found at:
Ralph attended the Pető Institute as a young boy and reports, reflects and examines his experiences there, what Conductive Education has done for him and how it continues to influence his life. This is possibly the first such personal account of a child’s experiences of Conductive Education, certainly in English.
A third new title is in the pipeline, and will be out round Christmas or the New Year.
More information will be posted soon.
Watch this space.

New book coming soon from Conductive Education Press

A few months ago the possibility of publishing a book of blog postings made by Ralph Strzalkowski about his time at the Pető Institute, and his life as a man with cerebral palsy was put to Ralph by Conductive Education Press, and he agreed. Since then we have extracted relevant postings and intend to publish at the time  of the forthcoming CE World Congress, in October, at which Ralph will be a key-note speaker.

Today Ralph has posted on his blog his thoughts about this at

This book may be an eye-opener, as a child’s  perspective of Conductive Education has not been published before. Parents, professionals and researchers have all reported their experiences, thoughts, and opinions, but the memories and experiences of the children have not featured in CE literature. A very different and interesting perspective.

Ralph shows himself to be determined, realistic, hard-working  and personifies Pető’s principle that ‘you should never give up’.
Further information about the book will follow soon. Watch this space.