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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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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 Network and Conference

November 20-21 , 2014

Click here for the final program and more information

Places have now been filled and we can no longer accept more people on the waiting list. 

Keynote speakers:


Caroline Coffin

Open University, United Kingdom

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Carlos Gouveia

Lisbon University (ILTEC), Portugal

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Mike Hart

Coordinator of Reading to Learn Programs in Kwa-Zulu Natal,           South Africa

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 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