• Foreword by Andrew Adonis.
• Sir Cyril has worked with Richard Branson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair and gives candid views on each.
• Responsible for setting up Specialist Schools, including the BRIT School responsible for such artists as Adele, Amy Winehouse and the Kooks.
• Huge alumni worldwide of American Institute for Foreign Study, 1.5 million young people have been through its Study Abroad, Camp America, Au Pair and Gifted Children programs.
This is the remarkable life of Sir Cyril Taylor, relating his experience as a toddler in a Congo mission, a teenage platoon commander amid the Kenyan Mau Mau insurgency and a brand manager for Procter & Gamble in the early 1960s.
His life’s achievement has been as a social entrepreneur and educator, helping found the American Institute for Foreign Study, one of the largest study abroad organizations in the world. Since 1964, it has benefited 1.5 million young people through its Study Abroad, Camp America, Au Pair and Gifted Children programs. An education reformer and adviser to ten education secretaries – Conservative and Labor – he helped establish 3,000 specialist schools and over 1,500 academies.
Sir Cyril elucidates the lessons he learned regarding the reforming of support for children in care, young offenders, gifted and talented children, and schools in general. His record as a social entrepreneur is unique and makes this book a must-read for policymakers everywhere.
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