Pierre Brasseul said that the educational revolution was not as new as it might have seemed. It was rather a return to the pre-industrial goal of education, which, however, was directed at the leisure class. Now, as leisure was becoming a common experience in the developed countries, education for leisure and education directed at the development of the individual added an important new dimension to the meaning of education for all adults. In Britain in the 1970s and 1980s there was often open opposition from adult educators to what they regarded as age segregation in mainstream adult education and there was even hostility in some quarters that the issue should be raised at all. Walker cites: Education for the third age is happening and will continue due to consumer demand and the recognition of new markets for educational services. Educators and other human service practitioners will increasingly be called upon to work in educational mode with older frailer people.