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A social and political movement initiated by the British activists Beatrice (1858–1943) and Sidney (1859–1947) Webb, who believed that educated workers would be more effective, happier, and healthier than ignorant workers. They established the Workers' Education Association (WEA), a network of educational programs, bookshops, and recreational facilities with emphasis on promoting improved health.

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