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Conferences and courses

The Citizenship Foundation is running training events on: Political literacy and teaching about controversial issues, June 20; Building successful citizenship education: practices, policies and departments, July 8. Venue: Ferroners House, Shaftesbury Place, London EC2.

Fee: pound;150pound;225 for two through the "Bring Your Head" scheme.

Contact Graham Morris.

Tel: 020 7367 0500;

Learning for Citizenship, a distance learning course for teachers, is run by the Centre for Citizenship Studies in Education at Leicester University.

Its nine units include: Human rights as universal standards; Citizenship in the curriculum; Personal, social and health education and citizenship. Fee: Pounds 450; teachers from England and Wales with qualified teacher status can apply for a reduced fee of pound;230. Contact Kirn Saini

Tel: 0116 252 3656

"Visions for environmental education" is the theme of Human Scale Education's annual conference for teachers, parents, students and governors at the Maria Assumpta Centre, London W8, June 4. Speakers include Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence and programme director of Schumacher College, Devon, and David Orr, professor of environmental studies, Oberlin College, Ohio. Fee: Pounds 30pound;25 members.

Tel: 01275 332516

The Holocaust Centre's programme of events includes a Holocaust education conference on June 29 and a Holocaust memorial day seminar in July. Contact Chantelle Lee

Tel: 01623 836627

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