The Gattegno Effect Slated For Fall Publication
NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ - Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc. (ESWI) today announced it is compiling a collective memoir about Dr. Caleb Gattegno in recognition the 100th anniversary since his birth.
The Gattegno Effect: 100 Voices on One of History's Greatest Educators, will be released this fall and will feature the submissions of 100 leading educators from all over the world recounting their experiences of knowing Dr. Gattegno personally and through his work.
"We are proud to carry forward the legacy of one of history's foremost innovators," said ESWI CEO Eaton Donald. "Dr. Gattegno created this company to solve the problems of education and we feel that this memoir is well in keeping with serving that purpose. We hope it inspires people to be more, do more, and expect more than they previously thought possible."
"The memoir, by drawing its materials from all over the world and in multi-lingual form, reflects the universal appeal of Dr. Gattegno's work today," said Donald.
Each memoir submission represents a personal journey toward understanding and applying Dr. Gattegno's monumental pedagogy, which is based on the percept that "only awareness is educable in man."
Meanwhile, the memoirs' collective journey reveals to us "Dr. G," a man who was considered as much a role model, philosopher, psychologist, scientist, inventor and author, as he was a great teacher.
The Gattegno Centennial is being celebrated through a number of events planned for the year, including the building of a new school in Haiti, where Dr. Gattegno's approach to teaching mathematics has been in use for more than a decade.
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Since 1968 Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc., has been a leading force in developing new approaches and products in the educational field based on the scientific research and groundbreaking pedagogies developed by its founder Dr. Caleb Gattegno. Today, the company continues to re-invigorate its vast riches of unique educational approaches, materials and technologies in highly creative ways that serve its mandate of making the learning of mathematics (Visual and Tangible Math), a second language (The Silent Way) and basic literacy skills (Words in Color) easily accessible and highly integrated in the daily activities of people regardless of who they are and where in the world they live.
About Dr. Gattegno
Dr. Gattegno was born in Alexandria, Egypt on November 11, 1911. By the time of his death in 1988, his highly unique approaches and materials for teaching math, foreign languages and literacy were being employed in 46 countries on six continents. His vast scientifically-based inquiries had produced seminal books on the potential of mass media and new technologies to facilitate the learning of reading and writing, which found early expression in the successful "Pop Up" series designed for U.S. network commercial television, and the "Infused Reading" program for the Apple computer. Dr. Gattegno's theories and materials continue to be developed and applied throughout the world.
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