Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages; Daniel Murphy, Linda Croxford and Cathy Howieson, University of Edinburgh; and Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Queen’s University Belfast
Tue 27 Oct 2015, 09:00 - 13:45
Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Moray House School of Education

If you have a question about this talk, please contact: Chung-Yan Kong (ckong)

The 27th October 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the introduction of comprehensive education in Britain. While the ideal of comprehensive education has been largely abandoned in England, comprehensive schools are alive and well in Scotland and command public support. But the Scottish system’s success is still only partial.

This conference will provide a reflective long-term overview of the experience of comprehensive schooling in Scotland. Drawing on a wide range of research, it will ask to what extent Scottish comprehensive schooling has realised the underlying values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.  It aims to promote discussion about the difficult educational and policy issues that face the Scottish system in trying to offer the best educational opportunities and experiences for all young people aged 11-18.

Attendance is free, but places are limited and must be booked through Eventbrite.

This conference is organised by the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) and the Centre for Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID). For enquiry, please contact Grace Kong at <grace.kong@ed.ac.uk> or 0131 651 6459.

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