Britain - Teenagers

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  • Teenagers
    • 1950s Teenagers
      • By the 502 the word teenagers became known as the ages between adulthood and childhood.
      • Teenagers began to:
        • Look different to their parents.
        • Spend more time with friends listening to rock and roll.
        • Go to the cinema to watch Hollywood films.
    • Economy
      • Teenage consumers boomed in the 60s as the teenage market boomed with new products and advertising.
        • Cycle of consumerism
          • Saturday jobs and financial power.
      • Radios became portable so teenagers could listen to different music than their parents and do it with friends.
      • Record players became cheaper.
      • Programmes created especially for teenagers: Ready, Steady, Go!
      • Transport became focused around vespas and motorcycles as it was more affordable and fashionable.
    • Culture
      • The music industry developed massively from the 50s where teenagers listened to what their parents listened to.
        • The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
        • Lyrics were usually rebellious and challenged traditional values (sex and drugs)
        • Concerts became fashionable and shows such as Top of The Pops.
        • Radio Caroline was a pirate radio station that played records from a ship in the North Sea, it played rebellious songs that were banned.
      • Fashion broke apart from the past.
        • New young designers such as Mary Quant.
        • London became a place for youth fashion.
    • Behaviour
      • Pop stars criticised traditional values. John Lennon: "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus."
      • A sexual revolution. 1961 Contraceptive Pill.
      • Mods and Rockers Clash.
        • 1964 - Brighton and Hasting.
        • Led to subcultures, hippies, skinheads and punk rockers.
      • Student protests such as the Vietnam War protest outside the American Embassy,
      • Teddy Boys were involved in the Notting Hill riots.
    • Education
      • Changes to the Education System:
        • Sex education lessons.
        • More people attending university.
        • Tripartite System: grammar school, secondary technical school and secondary modern schools.
        • More opportunity for girls in education.
        • Secondary school was free until the age of 16.
          • By 1964 comprehensive schools were created to ensure students weren't hurt by the tripartite system.




hi, wasn't secondary school free for children up until the age of 14? or was that something else?



Hi, I think that was under the Butler Act of the 1940s. Not this time period I don't think. 

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