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APRIL 7

THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF LEA FORMULA FUNDING SCHEMES

Local Management of Schools conference at Tamworth Manor High School, Mitcham, Surrey. Speakers include: David Jamieson MP, a member of the House of Commons education committee which reported on the disparity of funding between primary and secondary schools. Workshops will explore the delegation of special educational needs funding. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: Richard EdwardsChristine Connolly, 081 545 3929.

APRIL 9 -10

THE LIBERATION OF BELSEN

Organised by Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library at Harkness Hall, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1. A gathering of survivors, eyewitnesses and historians to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. Fee: Pounds 15. Pounds 10 concessions. Details: Anna Beale, 0171 636 7247.

APRIL 9 -12

DEVELOPING GEOGRAPHY

Organised by Geographical Association at Lancaster University. Speakers include: Karen Johnson, BBC TV, on "Primary perspectives on Kenya"; Professor Richard Daugherty, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; and Dr Robert Swan, the UNESCO director's special envoy. Plus workshops; field excursions such as Grasmere, historic Lancaster, and the Pennines; presidential receptiondinner; and "Worldwise Quiz". Conference is free. Standard accommodation ranges from Pounds 86.40 (two nights) to Pounds 177 (five nights). Details: 01142 670666.

APRIL 10 -13

INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION CONGRESS

Organised by Birmingham University at the Birmingham International Convention Centre on the theme "Education for all". Speakers include: Mel Ainscow, Cambridge Institute of Education, Dr Yunying Chen, director, China Central Institute of Educational Research, Professor Peter Mittler, Manchester University, and Uma Tomar, head, Narjug School, India. Fee: Pounds 175. Reduced accommodation rates available. Details: Dennis Gray, 0121 414 4874. On April 5-7 at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Mel Ainscow will lead a pre-congress seminar about the work of the UNESCO Teacher Education Project. Fee: Pounds 160. Details: 01223 69631.

APRIL 11-12

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 14-24

Organised by Southern Science and Technology Forum at Boldrewood Conference Centre, Southampton University. Speakers include: Tim Boswell, parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department for Education; Michael Heron, chairman of the National Council or Vocational Qualifications and Post Office; and John Hillier, chief executive, NCVQ. Fee: Pounds 85 + VAT. Details: Stan Draper, 01703 672714.

APRIL 19-22

COUNSELLING AND TOLERANCE

Organised by the International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling as part of the United Nations International Year for Tolerance at the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta. Speakers include Professor Kenneth Wain, dean of the faculty of education at the University of Malta. Fee: Pounds 160, Pounds 145 members, Pounds 80 concessions. Details: Dr Derek Hope, Brunel University; 01895 274000

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