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InTouch November 2006

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


Main Theme: Special Education - Looking to the Future

In the News
Special education - what's next?; 3% increase due in December; INTO at Benchmarking hearings; Growing up in Ireland; EPSEN interpretation launched; Class size survey - results expected soon

National News
Primary Curriculum Review, phase 2; INTO Presidential Dinner; DES documents in six languages

Conditions of Employment
Organisation of Working Time Act 1997; Important information for Class A PRSI Contributors/Maternity Benefit

National News
Student Leaders Meet INTO; Irish Aid to help bring the world into primary schools; ICT Census Highlights Lack of Investment

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
EU Court of Justice ruling on pay; Pupil absence reporting dates

Gender bias in college promotion; Tackling Bullying Behaviour; Equality Committee News

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Special education meeting; INTO/DES meet on educational disadvantage

Review of Administration; Improving school leadership

National Assessment of Mathematics Achievement (NAMA) (full length article); Consultative Conference on Education; INTO Bursary

Cumann na mBunscol
Cumann na mBunscol embarks on a strategic plan; INTO/GAA Mini Sevens

Media Report
Under-investment in education acute, says INTO; Show racism the red card

Newly Qualified Teachers

Parent teacher meetings

Special Education
SEN Review in Northern Ireland; More School Reports Published; Is there anybody out there?; ASD - An evaluation of provision (full length article); Teacher Education Section, DES; Special Education - a whole different language; Teaching children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD); National Council for Special Education; National Psychological Service Agency; Irish Learning Support Association; Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education; The Irish Special Schools Sports Council; Strip for Africa; Making the Links

Northern News

Ageism - New Legislation Introduced; Top tips for beating bullies; Extended schools programme announced; INTO activist joins General Medical Council's Fitness to Practice panel; INTO campaign for PPA; Violence against teachers; Pupil profile update

National News
A tale of too much iron in my blood; Cork City North Branch retirements; Joe Sweeney Remembered

Starting a school band; Integrating ICT with SESE; New! Online ICT Course for Teachers; Natalia - The Legend of Baboushka

National and International News
OECD Report 2006

Gemma Barrett; Tony Fitzpatrick

National News
Getting Your First Mortgage; INTO Retirement Planning Seminars - All Hallow's College