Gail Aldwin – The Writer Is A Lonely Hunter

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Today on In Conversation, we head to Dorset UK to catch up with author Gail Aldwin. Gail has just returned from a 4 month Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO International) placement working in the Ugandan refugee settlement of Bidibidi. It was an experience focused on the area of early childhood access to education. In this conversation we find out about that work and how it has impacted her work as a writer.

Learn more about Gail Aldwin by visiting

Learn more about Gail Aldwin by visiting



Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.