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SEPTEMBER 16

DEVELOPING PARENTING EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Organised by National Children's Bureau at City University, London EC1. It will focus on government policy, inter-agency working, training for parent education, evaluation of programmes and the vital importance of parental involvement. Innovative examples of good practice will be discussed. Fee: Pounds 164.50; Pounds 135.13 members (reductions for voluntary sector). Details: 0171 843 604241.

SEPTEMBER 17

READING NOW

Organised by Book Trust at the Conference Centre, New British Library, London WC1, and supported by HarperCollins. It will explore the importance of reading, current concerns about literacy and the future of the book. Speakers include: Malcolm Bradbury, Margaret Drabble, Roy Hattersley and Richard Hoggart. Fee: Pounds 30 (group bookings and student discounts available). Details: Louise Haggard, 0181 870 9055.

SEPTEMBER 18

WHAT WORKS IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Organised by Barnardo's at Leeds University. Among the presentations are: Barnardo's Kirklees Inclusive Education Project with the Parents Partnership Group; and Learning through Action, an interactive approach to behavioural education. Workshops include: mentoring work with black pupils, children with challenging behaviour, and the clustering approach to inclusion. Fee: Pounds 82.25 (includes report of same title). Details: 0181 550 8822.

SEPTEMBER 23

WELFARE TO WORK: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE NEW DEAL

Organised by Local Government Association at a central London venue. Speakers include: The Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP, minister of state for employment with specific responsibility for welfare to work. Topics include: the contribution of youth and other education services and the voluntary sector placement option. Fee: Pounds 100 plus VAT. Details: 0171 664 3153.

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