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MARCH 22

PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Organised by the Special Educational Needs National Advisory Council at the School of Education, Birmingham University. Speakers include: Geoff Lindsay, professor of SEN, Warwick University, and Eileen Gascoigne, Action for SEN (ASPEN). Fee: Pounds 30. Details: J Stevens, 01843 836300.

MARCH 22-24

ADULT EDUCATION: GETTING IT RIGHT

Organised by the Educational Centres Association at Unisys European Training Centre, Milton Keynes, to give a BritishEuropean perspective on such topics as: Further Education Funding Council methodology, citizenship and democracy, and community education. Speakers include: Professor Kenneth Lawson, Nottingham University, and Dr Maureen Banbury, HMI, OFSTED. Fees: Pounds 175, Pounds 148 members residential. Day rates available. Details: Susan Dickinson, 01329 315753.

MARCH 23

PROGRESSION AND ASSESSMENT IN PRIMARY ART: GOOD PRACTICE DEMYSTIFIED

Organised by National Society for Education in Art and Design and North Yorkshire at University College of Ripon and York St John (York campus). Contributors include successful practitioners in primary education with advisory experience. Fee: Pounds 60, Pounds 45 members and North Yorkshire teachers. Details: Anne Ingall, 01249 714825.

MARCH 23

SECTION 11SINGLE REGENERATION BUDGET FUNDING AND BILINGUAL LEARNERS

Organised by the National Council for Mother-Tongue Teaching at Coventry Muslim Resource Centre, Red Lane. Guest speaker: Professor Mohammed Anwar, centre for research in ethnic relations, Warwick University. Fee: Pounds 10, Pounds 8 members. Details: Abdul Salaam, 4 Lancaster Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2QW.

MARCH 25

ASSESSING CHILDREN'S LEARNING IN NURSERY AND RECEPTION CLASSES

Organised by Birmingham education authority at Martineau Education Centre, Balden Road, Harborne, Birmingham. Speakers include: Professor Tim Brighouse, chief education officer, Birmingham, and Kathy Silva, London Institute of Education. Fee: Pounds 95. Details: Samantha Cox, 0121 428 1167.

MARCH 28-30

BLACK ACCESS: EDUCATION FOR TRANSFORMATION

Organised by Department of Continuing Education, Leeds University, and other organisations with the aim of improving take-up of higher education places by members of black communities. Venue: Bodington Hall, Leeds. Speakers include: Gus John, director of education, Hackney, Professor Leslie Wagner, vice-chancellor, Leeds Metropolitan University, and Phil Barnett, Commission for Racial Equality. Fee: Pounds 209 residential, Pounds 155 non-res, Pounds 95 day rate. Details: Samantha Armitage, 0113 233 3236.

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