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NOVEMBER 7

HOME-BASED EDUCATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Organised by Creativity in Education Community and The Open University at 344-354 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1. Speakers include: Roland Meighan, special professor of education, Nottingham University. Fee: Pounds 50 institutions, Pounds 35 individuals. Details: Anna Craft or Bob Jeffrey, 01908 274066; e-mail: AR.Craft@open. ac.uk or R.A.Jeffrey@open.ac.uk NOVEMBER 9

FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS: CREATIVE IDEAS FOR COLLABORATION

Organised by National Home-School Development Group at IBM, South Bank, 76 Upper Ground, London SE1. Speakers include: Dr John Bastiani NHSDG co-ordinator; Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; Dr Gillian Pugh, chief executive, Thomas Coram Foundation; Peter Smith, general secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers; and Margy Whalley of the Penn Green Family Centre. Fee: Pounds 60, concessions available. Details: Pat Moss, 01865 716913 (telfax).

NOVEMBER 9

STUDENT FINANCES IN FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Meeting of the Society for Research into Higher Education FEHE Network at 3 Devonshire Street, London W1. Speaker: Professor Claire Callender, South Bank University. Fee: Pounds 15, Pounds 10 members. Details: 0171 637 2766; e-mail: srhe@mailbox. uloc.ac.uk NOVEMBER 10 AND 26

NEW BUSINESS GNVQs: LESSONS FROM THE PILOTS

Organised by National Association for Business Studies Education in Liverpool and Bristol respectively. Speakers include: Dr John Capey OBE, NABSE president and chair, GNVQ Assessment Review; and pilot managers. Fee: Pounds 105, Pounds 85 members (plus VAT). Details: 0121 776 7766; e-mail: nabse@globalnet. co.uk NOVEMBER 10 AND 12

SCHOOLING FOR THE LEARNING AGE

NOVEMBER 16

AGGRESSION IN SCHOOLS

Organised by national training provider, Stands for Education. The first, in London and Manchester respectively, will explore how to teach pupils to learn and prepare them for lifelong learning. The second, in London, will examine how to manage bullying and disruptive behaviour in secondary schools. Fee: Pounds 169 plus VAT per conference. Details: 0117 983 8800; e-mail: mail@sfe.co. uk NOVEMBER 11

VIOLENT COMPUTER GAMES AND THEIR IMPACT ON CHILDREN

Organised by Young Minds and the National Children's Bureau at the Institute of Child Health, London WC1, for parents, teachers and child mental health professionals. Speakers include: James Ferman, director, British Board of Film Classification. Fee: Pounds 105.75-Pounds 170.38. Details: 0171 843 60421.

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