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DECEMBER 5. LEARNING BY NUMBERS: LEARNING AND TEACHING IN RELATION TO CLASS SIZE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS Organised by and held at BBC Education, White City, London W12, for heads, deputy heads, advisersinspectors, and governors. Speakers from Tennessee's Centre of Excellence and State University will present the findings of the STAR research project (Student Teacher Achievement Ratio). Fee: Pounds 55. Details: Jenny Hunt, 0181 752 5758.

DECEMBER 8

TURNING TODAY INTO TOMORROW

Organised by North West Post-16 Network at Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, UMIST, to explore how sources of post-16 funding will influence strategic planning. Speakers include: Dr Michael Young, head of post-16 education centre, London Institute of Education, and Bryan Davies MP, shadow minister for further and higher education. Fee: Pounds 140, Pounds 80 subscribers (plus VAT). Details: Joan Rogers, 01942 681443501438.

DECEMBER 13

DO EMPLOYERS WANT SCIENTISTS?

Organised by and held at King's College, The Strand, London WC2 for careers teachers and advisers. It aims to debate why young people fail to be attracted by science when evidence shows employers are keen to recruit well-qualified university graduates, whatever their discipline. Free admission. Details: Susanne French, 0171 872 3003 or Richard Claas, 0171 872 3050.

APRIL 2-3

BREADTH AND BALANCE:HUMANITIES, LANGUAGES AND ARTS IN THE SECONDARY CURRICULUM

Organised by Joint Association of Classical Teachers at Newnham College, Cambridge, for senior management in schools. Details: Sheila Rowell, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, 0171 229 1234.

APRIL 18-19

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: ETHICS, ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Call for papers for this European conference organised by Newton Rigg College in association with the University of Lancashire where strategies for sustaining and managing tourism into the future will be discussed. Details: 01772 892255.

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