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MARCH 10 DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Organised by Education Law Association at The Wellcome Trust, 1 Park Square West, London NW1, and led by David Ruebain, head, department of education and disability law, David Levene and Co. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 40 members, Pounds 30 schoolsvoluntary organisations. Details: Sue Gold, 0181 445 6747.

MARCH 13-14 CULTURAL DIVERSITY

International conference organised by Prometheus Europe and Goldsmiths College at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 (Thursday) and IBM, 76-78 Upper Ground, London SE1 (Friday). It will launch the Prometheus Network (for information between North America and Europe) and mark European Year Against Racism with workshops and seminars considering the evolution of models of diversity in Europe and America. On day two speakers include: Bernie Grant MP; and Jacques Chagnon, MP of Montreal and former education minister of Quebec. Fee: Pounds 125. Details: Mary Claire Halvorson, 0171 919 7211.

MARCH 22 AN ANTI-RACIST CRITIQUE OF THE PROPOSED NATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

Organised by Anti-Racist Teacher Education Network at Maryvale Pastoral Centre, Bramley, Guildford. Speakers include: Dr Meg Maguire and Barbara Watson, King's College London; Professor Gaby Weiner, South Bank University; and Professor Gerald Grace, formerly of Durham University, now at London Institute of Education. Fee: Pounds 60 institutions, Pounds 30 individuals, Pounds 15 concessions. Details: Alison Hatt, 0181 673 7152.

APRIL 1-4 UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: MORE ABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS Organised by National Association for Special Educational Needs at Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire. Speakers include: Dr Nicholas Tate, chief executive, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority; and Martin Turner, Dyslexia Institute. Fee: Pounds 444.15, Pounds 324.30 members. Non-residential rates available. Details: 01827 311500.

JULY 13-17 PUPILS OF TOMORROW: LEARNING FROM DIVERSITY (CALL FOR PAPERS)

Abstracts are invited by March 3 for this international conference on the education of children up to age 14 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Details: Elaine Alkin, 0161 247 6425; e-mail: e.alkin@mmu.ac.uk

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