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InTouch October 2003

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.


National and International News
CEC Rejects Benchmarking Attacks; OECD Report Shows Irish Teachers Performing Well; Global Express; Tralee Member Appointed to DSI; Wanna Bet?

Conditions of Employment
DES/INTO Clinic Meeting; Benchmarking Arrears; Parent/Teacher Meetings; Supervision Payments Update; Staff Meetings; Teachers Taking Up Their First Appointment

Legal & Industrial Relations
NEWB Establishes School Committee; Rules and Structures Consultative Conference; Pupils on Rolls

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO Principals' Consultative Conference; Special Education; New Pack for Principals Launched

A National Pilot Project on Induction; Consultative Conference on Education; Scoileanna Gaeltachta; Revised Gaeilge Curriculum; Early Childhood Education

An Anti-Racist Workplace; CSO Survey Highlights Childcare Cost Issue; Gender Imbalance 2003

Student Members
Introduction; INTO Discounts and Benefits for Student Members

Media Report
Back to School Issues; The Role of the Media Co-ordinator; New School Year in the Media

Central Executive Committee - Head Office News
Evaluation of PCSP; Tips for Parents Launched; TWED Grants Paid

INTO Website and Members' CD
INTO Members' Handbook on CD; Create a school timetable in five easy steps; By Teachers for Teachers; Multi-Cultural Project Using TeachNet

National and International News
Teacher Wins Equality Case; Sean Broshan Memorial Fund 03/04; INTO Grants for Educational Research

Language Support is Vital; Happiness is Sad; INTO Intercultural Guidelines

Intercultural Education in Irish Primary Schools

Teacher to Teacher
Children with Diabetes; The Strongest Link; INTO/GAA Cumann na mBunscol Mini Sevens

Heritage in Schools
The Whole School Experience