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JUNE 6. THE NEEDS OF BLACK PARENTS. Organised by charity Exploring Parenthood at the London Voluntary Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7, to launch Moyenda, the report of a three-year project on black parents. Anyone who works with black families in education, health and social services will be welcome. Speakers to include Herman Ouseley, director of the Commission for Racial Equality. Fee: Pounds 35 including report. Details: 0181 960 1678.


CHILDREN'S LITERACIES AND INTERCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT. Organised by Institut Europeen pour le Developpement des Potentialites de tous les Enfants at Centre for Language in Primary Education, Webber Row, London SE1. Speaker: Dr Rachel Cohen, Universite de Paris Nord, on "Spoken and written language through computers: non-Francophone children using synthesisers in an ecole maternelle". Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 35 members. Details: Clare Kelly, 0171 401 33823.


CONTROL TECHNOLOGY. Organised by Curriculum Support Services at Management Development Centre, New College, Durham, for teachers and advisers. Speakers include: Nick Capstick, senior programme officer (design and technology), National Council for Educational Technology; and Michael Bedworth, regional adviser, Technology Enhancement Programme. Includes resources exhibition. Fee: Pounds 30. Details: 01388 607644.


THE KODALY PRINCIPLES IN MUSIC EDUCATION. Demonstrations and lectures organised by the British Kodaly Academy at St Paul's School, Lonsdale Road, London SW13. Fee: Pounds 185, Pounds 150 students. Accommodation: Pounds 210. Details: Mary Place, 01737 242974.

JUNE 14-15.

HEADS OF CHILDHOOD AND EARLY YEARS EDUCATION: SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING CURRICULUM CHANGE. Organised by Network Training at Barons Court Hotel, near Walsall. Speakers include: Ros Rospigliosi, principal, Plymouth College of Further Education; Sheila Salsby, head of childhood and early years education, Kidderminster College; and Richard Eve, assistant general secretary (industrial relations), National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education. Fee: Pounds 295 + VAT. Details: Mike Bryan, 01823 353354.

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