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OCTOBER 7,18; NOVEMBER 11,30 'CARE ABOUT EDUCATION' Session for trainers form local authoritiies and social services introducing a new curriculum that aims to raise the educational achievement of children in public care. Organised by National Children's Bureau at 8 Wakley Street, London EC1. Fee: pound;376; pound;470. Details: 0171 843 6042.

OCTOBER 10-15 EDUCATION FOR CITIZENSHIP International seminar organised in London by the British Council to explore preparation in schools for participation in democracy and adult life. Led by Patricia Rogers, director, Council of Education in World Citizenship, it will cover policy-making, pedagogy, monitoring and accreditation, teacher training and support, and case studies. Fee: pound;1,450 residential, pound;1,090 non-res. Details: 01865 316636; e-mail:; website: www.britcoun.orgseminars OCTOBER 13 AND 21 PARENT PARTNERSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Organised by the National Children's Bureau at Novotel, York, and etc Ltd, Avonmouth House, London SE1, respectively. Open to anyone intersted, it will give participants first access to the findings of research commissioned by the Department for Education and Employment. Fee: pound;105.75-pound;170.38.

Details: 0171 843 6042.

OCTOBER 18 WORKING WITH REFUGEE CHILDREN Organised for education professionals and others who work with refugee children by the Refugee Council and Leeds City Council. Venue: Leeds United Football Club.

The programme looks at meeting the educational and psychological needs of refugees in the UK and in the North-east and. Workshops include: early-years provision; working with 14-19s; settling refugee children into school; racism and xenophobia in education; and working with unaccompanied refugee children.

Fee: pound;45. Details: Mike Haworth, 0113 214 4079.

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