One of history's greatest thinkers on education, Dr Caleb Gattegno would have turned 100 this year. His highly effective approaches to teaching mathematics, foreign languages and reading radically altered the traditional role of the teacher from someone who attempts to transmit knowledge, to a masterful and even silent guide who allows and encourages students to be producers of their own knowledge and skill. These are the stories of those who have taken up the Gattegno challenge. They are stories of tough career choices, unusual working conditions, transformation, inspiration, and ultimately joy in working with and doing the work of a genius who has been compared to the paradigm-changing likes of Copernicus.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Heart of the Matter: Gattegno's Awareness of the Powers of Children|
|Title of host publication||The Gattegno Effect: 100 voices on one of history's greatest educators|
|Publisher||Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc|
|Pages||90 - 91|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|