The Gattegno Effect
100 Voices on One of History's Greatest Educators
Nearly 40 years ago in the early 1970's, Ronald Cross of the the New York Times Book Review wrote: "If Gattegno is right, then most of what goes for teaching in our schools is wrong."
This book celebrates the centenial of the birth of Dr. Caleb Gattegno. He believed that all human beings are inherently gifted with virtually limitless powers of self-learning. Awareness and command of those powers are fundamental to our self-fulfillment, more so than any particular thing we can learn. For people to remain in control of their learning powers, Gattegno saw the need to radically transform education. Educators in many places around the world took up his challenge and here are their inspiring stories of being at the forefront of nothing less than the re-invention of education itself.