Breakthrough (RLE Edu M)
Autobiographical Accounts of the Education of Some Socially Disadvantaged Children
Edited by Ronald Goldman
Routledge – 2012 – 212 pages
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.
Introduction. 1. John Allaway. 2. Derek Davies. G Henton Davies. 4. Sheila Fell. 5. Ronald Goldman. 6. Richard Hoggart. 7. Dennis Marsden. 8. Jane Mitchell. 9. Gerald Nabarro. 10. John Parton. 11. Arnold Wesker. Postscript.