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NOVEMBER 17 - YOUNG CARERS

Organised by Community Care magazine and Carers National Asociation at the British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London WC1. A research project on young carers in this country undertaken by Loughborough University Young Carers Research Group will be launched, and workshops will highlight how professionals can advise and help this vulnerable group. Fee: Pounds 105. Details: Jane Lewis, 0171 383 6605.

NOVEMBER 17-19 - DEVELOPING OPPORTUNITIES: THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM AND BEYOND

Organised by Humanities Association and Development Education Association at the Village Hotel, Bromborough, Wirral, for teachers of all key stages. Speakers include: Steve Johnson, HA chairman, on managing humanities in the post-modern age, David Moore, HMI, and Ian Colwill, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Participants will choose four workshops. Fee: Pounds 137.50, Pounds 125 members (residential), Pounds 87.50, Pounds 75 members (non-res). Details: Deirdre Smith, 0151 666 4316.

NOVEMBER 18 - TEACHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE MAINSTREAM

Organised by National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum at Aston University, Birmingham. Key speaker is Professor Jack Richards, City University of Hong Kong, on "Content and process in second language teacher education". Fee: Pounds 60, Pounds 40 members. Details: 01923 248584.

NOVEMBER 24 - A VISION OF THE 21ST CENTURY SCHOOL

Organised by Westminster College and National Primary Centre at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Topics include: management, roles of the classroom teacher and parents, and the political context. Speakers include: Sir John Cassels, chair, National Commission on Education, Gillian Pugh, National Children's Bureau, and Lord Graham Tope, Liberal Democrat Spokesman. Fee: Pounds 25. Details: 0121 327 2709.

NOVEMBER 25 - THE IMPACT OF FIRST LANGUAGE ON THE EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF BILINGUAL PUPILS

Organised by National Council for Mother-Tongue Teaching at Muslim Resource Centre, Coventry. Speakers include: Mohammed Akram Khan-Cheema, ex senior LEA inspector, OFSTED inspector, and education management consultant. Fee: Pounds 10, Pounds 8 members. Details: Abdul Salam, 01203 2268888.

NOVEMBER 25 - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF NURSERY EDUCATION

Organised by the Freud Museum and the Anna Freud Centre at the Architectural Association, 34 Bedford Square, London WC1. Speakers include: Anne-Marie Sandler, director, Anna Freud Centre, Tina Bruce, former director, Early Childhood Centre, Froebel Institute, and Alice Colonna, Yale University Child Study Centre. Fee: Pounds 50, Pounds 45 traineespostgraduate students, Pounds 20 full time undergraduates. Tickets: 0171 435 2002.

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