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NOVEMBER 19 SEX EDUCATION: A QUESTION OF GENDER EQUALITY

Organised by the Fawcett Society at London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7. Speakers include: Leslie Kantor, Sex Information and Education Council, United States, and an agony aunt and uncle from a teenage magazine. The 1994 Positive Action Awards will be presented and Take a Chance on Me, a theatre in education production. Fee: Pounds 15, Pounds 10 teachers, under 18s and members. Details: 071 587 1287.

NOVEMBER 19-20 SPECIAL FOCUS: SPECIAL NEEDS Organised by Inservice Training and Education Development at Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Birmingham. Teachers, governors, SEN coordinators and support services staff welcome. Speaker: Diane Chorley, head of SEN for the Office for Standards in Education. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: 0585 31791242463.

NOVEMBER 23 TEACHING ABOUT THE LITERATURES OF AFRICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH ASIA Organised by Commonwealth Institute at Kensington High Street, London W8, for teachers, teacher trainers, advisers, inspectors, and students of education. Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Gunner, School of Oriental Studies, London University, Fee: Pounds 82.25. Details: Ronald Warwick, 071 603 4535.

NOVEMBER 24 PROFILING AND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS Organised by Anglia Polytechnic University at its Brentwood, Essex, campus. Speakers: Professors James Calderhead, Bath University, John Stephenson, project director, Royal Society of Arts' Higher Education for Capability, and Patricia Broadfoot, Bristol University. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: Heather Crouch, 0277 264504.

NOVEMBER 26 DISCOVER IT IN DUNDEE Organised by Micros and Primary Education at Northern College, Dundee Campus. Workshops will include: information technology in the problem-solving classroom; integrated IT - the topic approach in the infant classroom; an introduction to CD-Rom in the primary classroom; and E-mail made easy in a "virtual" classroom. Fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 members. Details: Evelyn Livingstone (MAPE 94), Klimmen, 8 Colsnaur, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire FK11 7HG.

NOVEMBER 26 RESPECTING CHILDREN AS LEARNERS Organised by HighScope UK at Newcastle University. Speaker: Dr David Weikart, president of the HighScope Educational Research Foundation USA. Fee: Pounds 50. Details: Joan Sharp, 081 676 0220.

NOVEMBER 26 ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS Primary history conference for teachers and students organised by the Historical Association at the British Museum, London WC1. Speakers: Sue Bennett, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, on change and continuity in national curriculum history; and John Reeve, head of education at the BM, on how to use the museum. Participants will do four workshops out of 16 available. Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 30 members; Pounds 10 or Pounds 15 students.

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