JULY 7-12 HOW TO IMPROVE PUPILS' READING. "Raise your pupils' reading age by a whole year in six to eight lessons" says the flyer for a programme run by New Learning Principles in California. Teacher Linda Fridd was so impressed by the one she attended that she invited NLP organisers Tom and Mary Jane Brasnell to come to Gravesend, Kent, to run a course for colleagues in England. Fee: Pounds 400. Details: Linda Fridd, Northfleet School for Boys, Kent, 01474 533802.
LONDON RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
The centre runs training courses and seminars for workers in the education, voluntary, health and counselling sectors. Also available are information sheets on rape and legalmedical issues aimed at students, teachers and anyone advising or working with women and girl survivors of rape. For details send SAE plus 50p per sheet to: Kris Black, LRCC, PO Box 69, London WC1X 9NJ, 0171 916 5466.
UNDERSTANDING LOSS AND GRIEF
The National Extension College's new home study short course helps people with an interest in this area of counselling training provide professional support for the bereaved. It leads to a certificate awarded by the Associated Examining Board. Fee: Pounds 230 (includes all tuition, course materials and the AEB certification fee). Details: NEC student advisers, 01223 316644.