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MAY 20 and 26

TEACHING LITERACY INTHE EARLY YEARS

Organised by Madeleine Lindley Ltd at Chadderton, Oldham, and Reading University respectively, at 1.30-3.30pm on both days. Glenda Strong and Denise Ryan will present an early literacy training programme developed by the Department of Education,Victoria, Australia.No fee. Details: Madeleine Lindley, 0161 683 4400.

MAY 26

TACKLING SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Organised by the London Region Post-16 Network at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, to provide information about innovative practice and initiatives. Workshops include: raising achievement in inner-London secondary schools and education action zones. Fee: pound;120, pound;90 members. Details: Irene Kemp, 0171 612 6923; e-mail: i.kemp@ioe.ac.uk

JUNE 24-26

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION AND ENTERPRISING PEOPLE

Organised in Atlanta, USA, by the International Association for Children's Social and Economics Education. Presentations and workshops on citizenship education; enterprising approaches in the social studies classroom; education for democratic transformation; and enterprising people: born or created? Optional study visit to Savannah. Fee: pound;210, pound;185 members. Details: John Price, 01782 394898;e-mail: iacsee@aol.com

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