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MARCH 16

THE EDUCATORS' DEBATE: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION?

Organised by Municipal Journal in association with Initial Personnel at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1. Speakers include: Estelle Morris MP, minister for school standards; Sir Peter Newsam, ex-director, London Institute of Education; and Mike Tomlinson, director of inspection, Office for Standards in Education. Fee: pound;176.25 heads and governors; pound;293.75 others. Details: Laura McGowan, 0171 973 6643; e-mail: l.mcgowan@hemming-group.co.uk

MARCH 24-25

MEDIA PRODUCTIONIN EDUCATION

Organised by and held at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. There will be presentations, debates and practical workshops on creative production, using video, photography, music technology and digital media and a keynote address by Tariq Ali, TV producer and journalist. Fee: pound;140. Details: Paula Larkins, 0171 612 6403; e-mail: p.larkins@ioe.ac.uk

MARCH 26

EARLY INTERVENTIONS INTO CHILD ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Organised by the Research Centre on Violence Abuse and Gender Relations (Leeds Metropolitan University) at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1. Fee: pound;95, pound;50 concessions. Details: Gilly Sutcliffe, 0113 283 6710; e-mail: J.Bindel@lmu.ac.uk

MARCH 26-28

SCHOOLS HISTORY PROJECT

Organised by SHP at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds. Speakers include: Professor Bernard Crick, chairman of the government advisory group for citizenship and democracy in schools, on citizenship and history; and Gil Watson, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, on the key stage 3 review. Workshops on aspects of teaching and assessment in secondary history. Fee: from pound;108 non-residential to pound;195 residential. Details: Pat Bannister, 0113 283 7290.

MARCH 29

MAKING THE MOST OF IT:GOOD EDUCATION MEANSHIGH ACHIEVEMENT

Organised by Wandsworth at the Professional Centre, London SW17, to examine issues in fostering high ability and way of teaching and learning aimed at securing success for all. Speakers include: Lord Wakeham, chancellor, Brunel University; and Dr Valsa Koshy, director, Able Children Unit, Brunel University. Fee: pound;120 plus VAT. Details: 0181 871 8784.

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