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Dce 2013 ppt_jane_davis


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Dce 2013 ppt_jane_davis

  1. 1. The Reader Organisation Bringing about a Reading Revolution
  2. 2. Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet I.I will teach about him who experienced all things,Ana granted him the totality of knowledge of all.He saw the Secret, discovered the Hidden,he brought information of the time before the Flood.He went on a distant journey, pushing himself to exhaustion,but then was brought to peace.Find the copper tablet box,open the lock of bronze,undo the fastening of its secret opening.Take and read out from the lapis lazuli tablethow Gilgamesh went through every hardship.
  3. 3. If a person cannot ‘think’ with his thoughts, that is to say thathe has thoughts but lacks the apparatus of ‘thinking’ whichenables him to use his thoughts, to think them as itwere, then the personality is incapable of learning fromexperience. This failure is serious. Failure to eat, drink orbreathe properly has disastrous consequences for life itself.Failure to use emotional experience produces a comparabledisaster in the development of the personality.W.R.Bion, Learning From Experience
  4. 4. Its made me think howimportant imaginationis for the young peopleas well as physicalstuff. Withoutimagination you cantthink. It can help you things. Itslike the power to thinkahead. Weve got togive this to the youngpeople.’ (Katie, YouthWorker, Norris Green)
  5. 5. InvictusOut of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced or cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody but unbowed.Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the yearsFinds, and shall find, me unafraid.It matters not how straight the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate,I am the captain of my soul.
  6. 6. YMCA - millions
  7. 7. Grim St James’
  8. 8. OECD report:Reading for pleasure is the single greatest indicator of socialmobility – more important than socio-economic class oreducation. Those who read for pleasure are less sociallyisolated, more understanding of others and more likely toparticipate in community activity. People who can expressthemselves with words are less likely to express themselves withanti-social behaviour.Conversely, those who do not read for pleasure are more likelyto fail at school, suffer mental health problems, and be at risk ofoffending
  9. 9. 4 Mechanisms of action : 1. Rich quality of literature 2. Skill of facilitator 3. Support of group 4. Location - community