The Crisis of the Meritocracy
Britain's Transition to Mass Education since the Second World War
Discover how the landscape of education has drastically changed in the past century. From only 2% of the population attending university pre-WWII, to now where half of all young people go to university. The Crisis of the Meritocracy explores the revolution in attitudes and expectations that caused this shift. As society places greater importance on education and upward mobility, the tension between meritocracy and democracy grows. This book is an essential read for those seeking to understand the larger forces at play in the education system.