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DECEMBER 2-4.

THE 1944 EDUCATION ACT - FIFTY YEARS ON Organised by History of Education Society at the New Cobden Hotel, Birmingham. Speakers include: Professor Miriam David, South Bank University, Dr Dennis Dean, London Institute of Education, and Professor Peter Gosden, Leeds University. Registration fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 members. Residential costs: Pounds 100. Details: John Sadler, 0684 540047.

DECEMBER 3 RAISING THE STANDARD: THE FUTURE OF ASSESSMENT.

Organised by the associations for science education, teachers of mathematics, and teaching of English (London branches) at South Camden Community School, London NW1. Speakers include: Wynne Harlen, director, Scottish Council for Research in Education, and Graham Lane, chair, Association of Metropolitan Authorities' education committee. Fee: Pounds 15, Pounds 10 members, Pounds 5 unwaged. Details: John Wilks, 081 318 2381.

DECEMBER 9 REDUCING BULLYING - WHAT WORKS?

Organised by National Association for Pastoral Care in Education in the Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: Sonia Sharp, who worked on a Sheffield UniversityDepartment for Education study on whole-school frameworks. Fee: Pounds 55, Pounds 45 members. Details: Shirley Cotton, 071 580 1122.

DECEMBER 10 INTERCULTURAL AND MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION.

Organised by and held at University College, Bretton Hall, Wakefield, for secondary teachers. Speakers include: Stuart MacDonald, senior adviser for art and design, Strathclyde, and Joan Samuel, Centre for Multicultural Education, University of London. Fee: Pounds 35. Details: Tony Chisholm or Helen Clark, 0924 830521.

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