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Breakthrough — Autobiographical Accounts of the Education of Some Socially Disadvantaged - Edited by Ronald Goldman

Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small nick at the head of the spine and a small short tear to the foot of the lower panel. Leans slightly. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Social mobility, educational priority areas and equality of opportunity are topics frequently discussed today. This book is written by eleven people of varying ages and professions who have one thing in common — they 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, or both, in areas such as Sheffield, Wales, Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield, Workington, London, Glasgow and Birmingham, they describe their struggles and the ways in which they attempted to overcome their earlier deprivations. These autobiographical accounts are rich and varied, contributed by men and women ranging from just under thirty years of age to over sixty-five. Their current professional work in school, college or university teaching, as playwright, politician or artist, as sociologist or classicist, is equally varied. Too much today is written about problems and too little about potential. The fascinating descriptions to be read in this volume are illustrations of potential which is present in the most unpromising beginnings. The contributors are Ronald Goldman, A. J. Allaway, DerekDavies, Sheila Fell, G. Henton Davies, Richard Hoggart, Dennis Marsden, Jane Mitchell, Gerald Nabarro, John E. Parton and Arnold Wesker.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 192

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