Nov 2017 ENIRDELM newsletter

Rob Ford

UK headteacher Rob gave an inspiring presentation in a symposium with his British Council colleague Vicki at the Krakow ENIRDELM conference. Although he is remarkably busy running a large secondary school and making presentations for the British Council, he makes time to write a blog:

His latest entry starts with these memorable words from Martin Luther King whose gender-bias we might overlook: The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites. Not ordinarily do men achieve this balance of opposites. The idealists are not usually realistic, and the realists are not usually idealistic. The militant are not generally known to be passive, nor the passive to be militant. Seldom are the humble self-assertive, or the self-assertive humble. But life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony. The philosopher Hegel said that truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis that reconciles the two.

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