Reading and Empathy in Education | Daniel Maxwell

Last month, the UK witnessed heinous terror attacks, malicious hate crimes and the deadly consequences which come from years of neglecting poor communities. In the aftermath of these tragic events, politicians, the media and the general public have questioned why today’s society is prone to such grievous failings. While answering this question is fraught with complexities, one thing is apparent – too many individuals in our society lack a sense empathy, to understand the feelings of others, particularly those who appear different.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that any hope for our…

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