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Sylvia Downs obituary

My mother, Sylvia Downs, who has died aged 89, always felt she had missed out on her education because she had attended many different schools, and one of them, where her father was headteacher, was an all boys establishment. The family moved around for his different teaching jobs. But she spent the rest of her life developing and implementing radical ideas about learning and training, working as an occupational psychologist, changing methods, attitudes and opportunities from the shop floor to senior management.
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