Caleb Gattegno and The Science of Education

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."


The Gattegno EffectThe Gattegno Effect

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.


Teachers Learn from Dr. Gattegno

In this video, teachers from an elementary school in the Bronx, New York share their experiences subordinating teaching to learning. They discuss poignant moments in their careers teaching reading, math, and social studies, and the importance of putting the needs of the learners first.


A Seminar with Dr. Gattegno

This footage comes from a seminar held in Israel, circa 1987, and it is the last known footage of Dr. G.


Absolute Visual Reading

Absolute Visual Reading was a video program developed by Dr. Gattegno for students with deafness to teach themselves how to read. It was released in 1974, but his outreach to the deaf community began much earlier.

Haiti Partners' Gattegno Math Training
a Great Success!

HaitiPartners.orgMarch 19, 2011 - Yesterday marked the last day of a week-long training Haiti Partners held on alternative mathematics.  The approach – developed by Caleb Gattegno (1911-1988) – was presented by Dr. Arthur Powell and interpreted by long-time associate, Esaie Pierre, both with ELAT – Elevating Learning Above Teaching


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