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ANTI-RACISM should become an integral part of initial teacher training, and an explicit part of the national curriculum, conference agreed after a debate on the Macpherson Report, which followed the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Alison Moore, a black teacher and victim of a racial attack, who last year told conference of her experience, returned to give a speech. Ms Moore, who was assaulted outside Sandhurst school, South London, said teachers needed training to deal with racist behaviour, and black history should be on the curriculum.

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