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DATA holds annual conference

The Design and Technology Association's annual conference, "Design and technology: moving into the next millennium" on June 27-28, is also being held at the Chamberlain Hotel, Alcester Street, Birmingham.

The programme will include keynote addresses from Heather Du Quesnay CBE, of the National Council for Educational Technology; Caroline St John-Brooks, editor of The TES; Bill Dugger, director of Technology for All Americans; and Professor Richard Kimbell, of Goldsmiths College, London.

Fifty seminars and workshops will include: special needs - issues and challenges; D T in the primarysecondary curriculum - the Nuffield approach; textiles technology in secondary schools; food technology; designing accommodation for D T; financial and resource management; using systems in technology teaching; control and structures in primary schools; managing and promoting learning through assessment; using the Internet; using software; training teachers - sharing good practice; and Office for Standards in Education Findings 1995-6.

There will be a resources exhibition. The conference costs Pounds 160 (Pounds 140 to members), or Pounds 65 for the day (Pounds 50 to members). Details: Gill Wilson, DATA, 16 Wellesbourne House, Walton Road, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire CV35 9JB. Tel: 01789 470007.

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