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DECEMBER 16

DEVELOPING CROSS-CULTURAL CAPABILITY

Organised by Higher Education for Capability at Leeds Metropolitan University, Beckett Park Campus, for language teachers, English as a Foreign Language specialists and academics involved in Socrates and business and management programmes. Speakers include: Christoph Edelhoff, Hesse State Institute for Teacher Inset, Germany. Fee: Pounds 135, Pounds 120 members. Details: Joy Kelly, 0113 283 3203. e-mail: j.kelly@lmu.ac.uk JANUARY 2-5

THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND: NEW HORIZONS IN FIELD STUDIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Organised by National Association of Field Studies Officers at Kindrogan Centre, Perthshire. Speaker: Michael Scott, conservationist. Plus workshops, visits, discussions and social events. Fee: Pounds 120. Details: Stibbington Centre, Peterborough, 01780 782386.

JANUARY 14

EDUCATION AND THE DISAFFECTED CHILD

Organised by Alan Griffin Associates, Child Care Forum and Institute of Child Care at The Charity Centre, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1.

Speakers include: Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of NASUWT, the career teachers' organisation; Melanie Phillips, Observer columnist and author; and Graham Lane, chair of Newham and of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities education committee. Fee: Pounds 95. Details: 01392 494260.

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