The Heart of the Matter: Gattegno's Awareness of the Powers of Children

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Abstract

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 contributionThe Heart of the Matter: Gattegno's Awareness of the Powers of Children
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gattegno Effect: 100 voices on one of history's greatest educators
EditorsA. Logan
PublisherEducational Solutions Worldwide Inc
Pages90 - 91
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780878253449
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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