18th June 1999 at 01:00
JULY 3 SOLUTION-FOCUSEDBRIEF THERAPY Introductory conference at University College Chichester, Bognor Regis campus, for teachers, classroom support assistants and allied professionals, to explore practical applications with vulnerable pupils and parents in educational settings. Speakers include: Jonathan Fogell, educational psychologist, West Sussex; and David Conroy from the CHANCE UK project on the use of solution-focused strategies in mentoring vulnerable primary pupils. Fee: pound;75. Details: Philippa Hewlin, 01243 865581.

JULY 5 DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS Organised by International Psychology Services at National Conference Hall of Wales, Cardiff. Topics include: managing autistic children in mainstream schools; and implications for classroom practice of the latest research on dyslexia and attention deficithyperactivity disorders. Speakers include: Jenny Lyon, senior educational psychologist, Eastbourne Health Trust. Fee: pound;129.25. Details: Linda Whelan, 01273 832181.

JULY 6 MAKING VIRTUALCOMMUNITIES WORK Organised by the Learning Circuit at Roehampton Institute, London SW15, for teachers, information and communications technology co-ordinators and advisers. It will explore best practice in the use of ICT to deliver the national curriculum and how advancing technologies make this possible as part of a virtual community. Speakers include: Professor Stephen Heppell, Ultralab; and Neil McLean, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. Fee: pound;25. Details: 0181 392 3785;e-mail: JULY 9 COMBATING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM Organised by Stands for Education in London to explore how to raise student achievement among those affected by racism. Speakers include: Marianne Talbot, Brasenose University College, Oxford. Fee: pound;179 plus VAT (includes lunch and conference handbook). Details: 0117 983 8800.

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