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Conference 1998

Confronting language: labels in the history of learning disabilities

30th November 1998 at The Open University, Milton Keynes

(Please note: there are no abstracts or presentations available for this 2004 conference. However, we hope that the list of presentation titles below will give a flavour of the day's talks.)

Morning session

  • Confronting language
    Mabel Cooper, Gloria Ferris and Mark Jackson
  • Who invented the labels?
    Chris Goodley
  • What language should we use?

Afternoon session

  • People with learning disabilities: damned with faint praise
    Paul Dumbleton
  • The burdens: missionaries in the hopeless
    Peter Carpenter
  • Exploring work and income
    Ann Davis
  • Constructing difference: ideas, institutions and policies
    David Gladstone

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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