Education and Social Movement

  • J. W. B. Douglas


Education is seen by many as the most important influence determining social class change in Britain to-day. As the educational process becomes more effective in sifting the able from the less able, so the possibilities of social movement for an individual become concentrated in the school years and limited after that. Owing to this there has been a progressive transfer of social competition “from the economic to the educational world and from the office and workshop to the school and university.”6


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. B. Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research Council, Unit for the Study of EnvironmentalFactors in Mental and Physical IllnessLondonUK

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