Ten years ago, I typed the phrase “slow reading” into a web search engine. I found reports about dyslexia and eye disorders. In these cases, slow reading is understandably a problem and interventions be
When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age Look around on your next trip.
Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better. Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a
Our leaders and elites continue to promote violence in the Middle East. Meanwhile, they pour scorn on those who oppose unjust wars Here’s what happened in the buildup to the criminal, calamitous interventions
Assad’s use of chemical weapons is despicable. But any move that risks confrontation with Russia carries profound danger I trust the prime minister. Theresa May’s caution is admirable compared with Vladimir
STOCKHOLM — Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer’s Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm. The boys were clamorous and physical. They shouted
Favourite, conscience and diarrhoea are among the hardest words for British people to spell, according to new data released by Google Trends. City-level data on searches following "how to spell" on Google