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InTouch December 2006

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


Main Theme: 175 Years of National Schools

In the News
3% Payment Delay; Adoptive leave change; INTO calls for rise in funding; Minor works grant increases by 44%; Diary delayed; 800 extra teachers; Estimates show funding increase; Changes for developing schools

National News
Benchmarking hearing; History of education; History of St Pat's College

Conditions of Employment
Circulars 2006; Primary Substitute Salary

National News
Launch of employee assistance service for teachers; Léargas award; INTO online facilities upgraded; Online Claim System (OCS) for schools

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality

Teaching Council publishes draft codes of professional conduct for teachers

Tackling homophobic bullying; Male-free zone emerging?; Diversity in Equality Committee publications

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion

Traveller Education Strategy launched; 80 posts in home-school liaison; Increased capitation rates for special schools

INTO meets Benchmarking Body; Deputy administrative principals created

Seoladh cóirghaoithe; Children's Rights Alliance and the decision for referendum on children's rights; Teanga agus Litearthactht

Newly Qualified Teachers

Vere Foster 1819-1900

Media Report
Teachers predict fall in standards of literacy and numeracy; Class welfare in the schools; INTO calls for funding for essential primary costs

INTO Education Conference 2006

Teacher education; When change meets revision; INTO curriculum survey 2005

National News

Moving your mortgage

Teacher to Teacher

National School System - 175th anniversary; Women teachers and the Irish School Weekly; Celebrating a Montessori centenary; Teachers and Politics; From assimilation to affirmation

National News

Election Notices; Teacher Exchange; Taoiseach launches new €40 million Development at Marino Institute of Education; Finian supports school protest; The right to read campaign; Head Office Closure; SO get into it; Men in teaching study launched; New development education course; Joe Sweeney remembered; Step Ahead Launch; TeachNet Awards; New education web portal for UNESCO

Cumann na mBunscol
New Sponsor for Cumann na mBunscol Náisiúnta Awards; British Primary Schools GAA Conference

Teacher to Teacher
Teachers' professional development - Lessons from the evaluation of the PCSP

National News
Extended Post of Responsibility Schedule; Fine Gael Education plan; Guide to SPHE curriculum materials; 100 years young

Teacher to Teacher

Cultural society - An Australian Reality

The great outdoors - Activity breaks in primary schools; Tá an Nollaig ag teacht!; NCTE Digital Schools Awards take off; ICT Professional Development for Teachers; Safer Internet Day 2007 Competition

Pádraig Ó Néill; John (Seán) O'Sullivan; Nuala Harte