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Progress in Science

Nature volume 158, pages 646647 (09 November 1946) | Download Citation



IF it be trure that the ability to think effectively on literary, economic, political and philosophical affairs does not take place until individuals have had experience of life, it is equally certain that there can be no real conception of the function of science in modern life before maturity. Belief in these ideas has, during the last decade, led to an awakened interest in the general education of adults and culminated in that section of the Education Act of 1944 which transformed a hitherto permissive right of local education authorities to provide facilities for adults to educate themselves in their off-duty hours into a mandate.

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