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MARCH 11, SELF-ESTEEM AND ACHIEVEMENT: Organised by Primary School Improvement Network at University College, Bretton Hall, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Chairwoman is Barbara Goring, a final year student teacher, who is researching self-esteem in a local primary school. Fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 members. Details: Helen Clark, 0924 832024.

MARCH 24 ADOLESCENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH Organised by Trust for the Study of Adolescence at National Children's Bureau, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1. Topics include: victims and perpetrators of abuse, cross-cultural issues, and coping with mental health. Speakers include: Professor Peter Hill, St George's Hospital Medical School, London; Dr Jane Ussher, University College, London; and Dr Danya Glaser, Guy's Hospital, London. Fee: Pounds 58. Details: Wendy Morgan, 0273 693311.

MARCH 24-25 WORKING WITH LEARNING NETWORKS Organised by and held at Leasowes High School, Halesowen, West Midlands. Speakers include: Professor Stephen Heppell, director of Ultralab, Research and Development of Classroom Software, Anglia Polytechnic University; Professor David Wood, Nottingham University; and Ray Hills, Midlands adviser for computer education. Fee: Pounds 50 per day or Pounds 80 both days. Details: Graeme Harkess, 021 422 0265.

MARCH 25 INTEGRATION: THE WAY AHEAD Organised by Royal National Institute for the Blind at Beckett Lecture Theatre, Leeds University. Speakers include: David Blunkett MP, shadow secretary of state for education; John Hosegood, HMI with responsibility for visual impairment; and Paul Ennals, RNIB director of education, training and employment. Fee: Pounds 60 professionals, Pounds 10 parents. Details: Angela Dinning, 0113 274 8855.

APRIL 5-6 RETHINKING UK EDUCATION: WHAT NEXT?

Organised by Centre for Educational Development, Roehampton Institute, at The Marlborough Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1. Topics include: the changing character of teacher education and professional development; international education and teaching priorities; and the role of the teacher unions. Speakers include: Professor Andy Hargreaves, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; David Blunkett; Professor Brian Caldwell, Melbourne University; Professor Michael Barber, Keele University; Peter Smith, Association of Teachers and Lecturers; and David Hart, National Association of Head Teachers. Fee: Pounds 165 or Pounds 90 per day. Accommodation available at a special rate. Details: Pauline Lewis, 081 392 3383.

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