NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc.
[ESWI], today announced it has finalized the purchase of all the rights
to the intellectual property of Dr. Caleb Gattegno, who is regarded as
one of the world's leading innovators in education.
Ownership of the Gattegno IP will now reside in the hands of Canadian
'phil-entrepreneur' Eaton Donald, and will be administered and
developed through ESWI, which is privately held by Mr. Donald and
headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Mr. Donald was a principal of Digital Cement Inc., one of Canada's most
innovative marketing services companies, and is credited with
redefining how Fortune 500 companies engage, manage and evolve their
customer relationships using the Internet. After growing to
approximately 125 employees, Digital Cement was sold to Pitney Bowes
for $52 million in 2007. Mr Donald took two years off to spend time
with his family before he founded The Skylar Project (www.theskylarproject.com), an initiative to create low cost housing for the poorest populations
of the world.
Mr. Donald purchased the IP rights from Dr. Gattegno's surviving widow
who had managed her husband's worldwide interests from a base in New
York City since his death in 1988.
"I'm honored to be chosen to bring Dr. Gattegno's remarkable work in
education to a new generation of educators and their students," said
"Dr. Gattegno wrote prolifically on psychology, health, education and
the nature of media culture," added Mr. Donald. "He thought we could do
a better job of educating our children and he showed us how by
presenting challenges so that students could create their own knowledge
and skills rather than rely on memorization."
ESWI will manage and develop the Gattegno Intellectual Properties and a
vast array of accompanying teaching products and published works with
Mr. Donald taking an active role as chief executive officer.
"Dr. Gattegno would have turned 100 this year and a number of events are
planned throughout world to commemorate the centennial of his birth,
including the publishing by ESWI of a collective memoir: The Gattegno Effect, 100 Voices on One of History's Greatest Educators," said Mr. Donald. "We are also re-releasing all of his published
works as well as introducing some exciting new educational products
based on his unique pedagogies."
About Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc.
Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc., is a leading force in developing
new approaches and products in the educational field based on the
pioneering scientific research and groundbreaking pedagogies developed
by Dr. Caleb Gattegno. Today, the company continues to re-invigorate
his vast riches of unique educational approaches, materials and
technologies in highly creative ways that serve its mandate of making
the learning of mathematics (Gattegno 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.
SOURCE Educational Solutions Worldwide Inc.
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