Annual Conference Reports

1998 Annual Conference 26-29 March Brighton Conference Centre
THIS year’s Award for Challenging Inequality of Opportunity 1997-1998 recognizes Tommy MacKay, Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Strathclyde University, for his work in the areas of disability, gender and social class. In his address, he reviewed movements towards greater justice throughout the history of statutory education, but high-lighted his present concerns regarding the provision of education to the disadvantaged. Talking in the context of his work within the Scottish education system, Tommy MacKay argued that socio-economic disadvantage constituted the most significant dimension in inequalities in the provision of education. The most vulnerable members of society (as identified through gender, ‘race’ and social class) are over-represented in lower socio-economic groups.

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