P662 Teletext 663 May24 16:00:07         ———————————————————— ADV B  ——— NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN Dear Wendy, I —d an active pensioner and would like to study English literature. I don't particularly want qualificatins, I just want to learn more about books. How could I do it? Mrs D Mason, Surrey Wendy replies Universities offer adult education although increasangly people are expected to study for some kind of qualification. contn.. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Frame ip 669 Chess 478 WANT TO WORK AT AN AIRPORT? p654 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 665 May24 16:00:09         ———————————————————— ADV B  ——— NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN Wendy replies The Undvdrsity of Surrey runs a Certificate in Continuing Studies and one of the courses on the progr!lld is English literature. You can study at one of the centres throughout the country. For details contact the Department of Educational Studies at Surrey University. Ring 0483 62142. Or, you could study with the Open University which has a study pack in literature which is for leisure only. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Frame it 669 Chess 478 FLASH, BANG, WALLOP! p663 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 663 May24 16:02:00         ———————————————————— ADV AD  ——— NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN Wendy replies The National Extension College has a series of correspondence courses covering different parts of English literature in its "Discovering" series. There are marked assigfldnts. Contact the OU for your region on 0342 4105 T and the NEC on 0223 316644. The Workers' Educational Association runs many adult education courses all over the country. Details on 071 402 5608. ——————————————————————————————————378—— Delicious pasta with herbs 486 SOMETHING NASTY UNDERG NND Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 663 May24 16:00:00         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— EDUCATION ADVICE ——————————————————————————————————————— Write EDUCATION PROBLEMS to Teletext Ltd PO BOX 297 or fax LONDON SW6 1XT 071 386 7808 WENDY BERLINER is an education journalist who currently edits the education pages of The Independent. JOHN WRIGHT is a counsellor with IPSEA, the Independent Panel for Special Education Advice. Write to the address above for his free factsheet. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Kick-Start 655 Work it Out 653 FITNESS VID FOR 50 + p673 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 663 May24 16:00:02         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— GETTING SATISFACTION Dear John We want our LEA to change the officer with responsibility for our son's asse3rlfnt. When we try to speak to him on the phone, his secretary always says he's at a conference or a meeting. Last week we were angry and took a letter for him straight round and there he was, sitting at his desk. Mr & Mrs Wallace ——————————————————————————————————578—— Retired but keen to study 662 OLDIES DOMINATE THE POP CHARTS p628 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 665 May24 16:01:32         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— GETTING SATISFACTION John replies The authority does not have to change the officer but I think you are owed an explanation and apology. You should start by asking for it, in writing. If you aren't happy with the reply, put your request for a change of officer in writing, setting out your reasons in full, and send it to the chief education office. Copy it to the chair of the education committee and to your local councillor. contn.. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Don't bin it, compost it! 465 RECIPE: TORTELLONI WITH SAGE p486 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 661 May24 16:01:01         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— GETTING SATISFACTION John replies Before you do this, think about what you want for your son. Perhaps the officer xNu are dealing with is overworked and disorganised but basically sympathetic towards yfur wishes for your son. Or the fact that he or she has been dodging you may show a lack of care an concern. Ask yourself if you have been totally reasonable in your demands on the officer's time. cont... ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Connect 680 Deafview 685 AROMATHERAPY FOR ARTHRI HS? p489 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On
P662 Teletext 663 May24 16:01:05         ———————————————————— ADVICE  ——— GETTING SATISFACTION John replies There is not a big role for parents while their child is being assessed. Though frustrating, the best and only practical thing parents can do thoughout is sit back and wait for the draft statement to be isssed. After you have an explanation and an apology, contact one of the organisa- tions on the Factsheet for a long talk about this problem. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— In the fralf: photography in school 663 MUTANOID MATHS CHALLENGE p664 Class 94 Keyboard 1st degree Further On