Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Recent Advances in Conductive Education

Volume 6 Number 2

Just off in the post is the last all-on-paper edition of the journal Recent Advances in Conductive Education (RACE).



Racing onwards
Andrew Sutton ... 35


Zita S. Makói ... 36

Understanding the experience of Conductive Education for stroke
W. Dirkse van Schalkwyk, et al. ... 40

Conductive Education and multiple sclerosis: putting a toe in the water
Maureen Kelly ... 47

Jobs for conductors: a year of advertisements posted on the
Conductive Education Job Centre
Becky Featherstone ... 49


Challenge Me! Mobility Activity Cards
Julia Rashleigh and Rebekah Wilkinson ... 52

Mária Hári and her Conductive Education
Éva Kilborn ... 55

Health care in rural South Africa: an innovative approach
Andrew Sutton ... 57

Conference report

Shalom Tsad Kadima!
Tünde Rózsahegyi .... 62

In the Editorial I have summarised the contents of this current issue as follows.

Zita Makói reflects from her brief tutelage of the Pető Institute upon the wide programme of change that her experience suggested is required by that institution – and gives thoughtful readers pause to consider what the situation had been to require such change. Wilna Dirkse van Schalkwyk explores the qualitative evaluation of service users’ experience of Conductive Education while Maureen Kelly describes how an organisation spotted the potential benefit and made its own practical test of whether it should go ahead and be involved more. Becky Featherstone provides a brief breakdown of the recent market in jobs for conductors, small-scale but the first yet to be published on this vital topic, while Julia Rashleigh and Rebekah Wilkinson report a practical field-test of a recently published auxiliary means for maintainingactivity for children who no longer attend conductive sessions. Tünde Rózsahegyi gives a short account of the major recent conference, held before Christmas in Tel Aviv. Éva Kilborn reviews a celebratory publication on Mária Hári, one of the most significant figures in the history of Conductive Education, and Andrew Sutton reviews a book on a powerful new force for future developments in the field – adaptation to working in the developing world.

Going on line

From the next issue RACE will be published as an open-access and refereed on-line journal (with a paper edition available only if specifically requested)


For information on the paper edition, current and back numbers, contact


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