Literacy

Shooting the Messenger: If you can’t bear the witness, you might be on the wrong side of history

As a teenager, I was a regular visitor to Tripoli in Libya. My father was the British Consul there for around four years and being at boarding school, I went and stayed with him during my holidays. One year, it just so happened that hostilities between the USA and Libya were increasing, and many of …

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Vale, Sir Jim Rose

Vale Sir Jim Rose, whose life’s work contributed to the betterment of teaching reading and consequently children’s lives worldwide. He was the author of the UK’s famed “Rose Report” in 2006 which led to vital changes in the way reading was taught in Britain. I interviewed him back in 2018. Here is the transcript: Sir …

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