Breakthrough: Autobiographical Accounts of the Education of Some Socially Disadvantaged Children, Volume 212

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Ronald Goldman
Routledge, Dec 8, 2011 - Education - 192 pages
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Social mobility, educational priority areas and equality of opportunity are topics discussed as much today as when this book was first published over 30 years ago. This book is written by people of varying ages and professions who have broken through from poor social beginnings, deprived backgrounds and many disadvantages into a high level of professional achievement. Starting in working class or slum environments in areas such as Sheffield, Wales, Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield, London, Glasgow and Birmingham they describe their struggles and the ways in which they attempted to over-come their earlier deprivations. The descriptions in this volume are illustrations of potential which is present in the most unpromising beginnings.

 

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Contents

I John Allaway
1
II Derek Davies
19
III G Henton Davies
40
IV Sheila Fell
57
V Ronald Goldman
73
VI Richard Hoggart
90
VII Dennis Marsden
106
VIII Jane Mitchell
124
IX Gerald Nabarro
142
X John Parton
161
XI Arnold Wesker
175
Postscript
189
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Goldman is a psychologist, educator, & executive director of the Circumcision Resource Center in Boston, a nonprofit educational organization. He gives lectures & seminars on the psychosocial aspects of circumcision & counsels parents & circumcised men.

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