Conferences

NOVEMBER 28 MAKING A DIFFERENCE:A CELEBRATION OF READING RECOVERY DECEMBER 3

THE EDUCATION OF PUPILS WITH SEVERE, PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Organised and held at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers at the first include Dr Barbara Watson, national director of Reading Recovery, New Zealand; and at the second, Dr Judy Sebba, Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Department for Education and Employment. Fee: Pounds 65 and Pounds 80 respectively. Details: Cathy Bird, 0171 612 6017.

DECEMBER 10 THE STATE OF THE LABOUR MARKET IN SCHOOLS

Organised by CfBT Education Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 2-3 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1, to explore teacher supply and demand. Speakers include: Don Foster MP, House of Commons Select Committee; Professor Alan Smithers, Liverpool University, on the implications of Government policy for teacher supply; and John Howson, Education Data Surveys. Fee: Pounds 175 plus VAT. Details: Nicola Tucker, 0118 9523900; Website: www.cfbt.com

DECEMBER 14 WIDENING PARTICIPATION:STUDENTS SPEAK

Organised by Birmingham Reachout at the School of Continuing Studies, Birmingham University. Student speakers will discuss: how universities can improve the experience of mature students; how further education colleges can ease the transition from Access course to degree level study; and ways of avoiding unnecessary drop-out from university courses. Fee: Pounds 35, students free. Details: Marion Bowl, 0121 212 9624.

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