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is a non-profit association based in Sweden. Our work promotes social justice in society and equity in education all over the world.

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Our mission


Reading for Life works towards the goal of democratising education so that all learners are given the best opportunities to develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally regardless of age, sex, ethnicity or social background and have available a range of options to enable them to participate fully in society.

Read more about Reading for Life's vision and work here!

Advisory Board

Michael W. Apple
David Rose
James R. Martin
Aída Walqui
Ninetta Santoro

Claire E. Sylvan
Monica Axelsson
Bernard Mohan
Caroline Coffin
Rachel Whittaker

Contact us!

Read about Reading for Life's Inaugural Conference! 

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 Reading to Learn Network and Conference

November 20-21 , 2014

Click here for conference presentations

Many thanks to the presenters and particpnats who all made the event such a success!! 

Our work


Reading for Life transforms educational theory and policy into school improvement measures and classroom innovation via:


•   creation of networks, projects and research partnerships between the tertiary, adult education and school sectors;

•   teacher professional development,especially in the area of literacy and learning 

•   professional development for school leaders focusing on whole school improvement;

•   support for whole-school development of vision and mission;

•   school leadership support;

•   coaching of teachers;

•   conferences, seminars and presentations;

•   the Reading to Learn professional development program

Striking results with new literacy program


It is possible to change the inequality in classrooms. The literacy program Reading to Learn has shown that it is possible for teachers to close the gap between high and low achieving students and to improve the situation for disadvantaged learners. Watch the short video with Dr David Rose, Director of Reading to Learn and read more… 


Reading to Learn 

Africa Conference

August 28 - 29, 2015

Click here for details

Two summer courses in 2015!

In Swedish!

Att driva och leda språkinriktad skolutveckling,

12-18 juni, 2015

Plats: Policoro, Italien

Vi hälsar er som anmält er till kursen välkomna till Policoro! 

Ladda ner bakgrundsmaterial till kursen:  

Effective Learn/Pract

Ladda ner informationsblad här...

Att leda och driva språkinriktad skolutveckling

In English!

 Reading to Learn Summer Course, August 17 - 21, 2015


Registrations are now being taken for an intensive Reading to Learn (R2L) Summer Course in Uppsala, Sweden, August 17 - 21, 2015

Download more information...

R2L Summer Course 2015.pdf