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InTouch March 2007

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


Main Theme: Class Size

In the News
Performance procedure under discussion; General Secretary addresses class size meetings; Schedule of meetings; Greens commit on class size; Support from management and parents; Meetings on class size crowded out

National News
Joe O'Toole endorsed by CEC; New model of school patronage; Principal acted properly in equality case

Conditions of Employment
Taking a career break?

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
200 teachers for language support; DEIS Update; NEPS to be expanded

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teaching Council - have you registered?; Changes to Section 29 of the Education Act 1998

Dignity at work - Equality Conference theme paper; Tackling inequality in equality law

INTO Bursary Awards 2007; Link Community Development; Trócaire resource for schools; Teaching Methodologies or PE

Media Report
Class Sizes set to be an election issue; Fingal class sizes the highest in Ireland; 85% of primary pupils 'in large classes'; Everything has changed except the pupil- teacher ratios; Time to cut the classes down to size

National News
Students demand teaching support; Controversy over Student Teacher Report; Hot Mikado in Dublin; Congress in Cork; Phased implementation of EPSEN Act 2004; Prevalence rates; Assessments and IEPs; A plan for implementing the EPSEN Act 2004; Participating in INTO; INTO Electronic Newsletter; Slán le Mícheál; Schull honours Noel; Bríd Bows Out; Tipperary presentation; Killorglin Retirement; Online Claims to ease administration; CECDE International Conference 2007; Mary Immaculate Book Launch; Car Insurance

Cumann na mBunscol
AGM receives update on Strategic Plan

Profile - INTO President
Denis Bohane, INTO President 2006/7 - A redhead and a hothead

Teacher to Teacher
Breaking the Sound Barrier; Workplace Bullying - What's all the fuss about? (part 2); Misneach for principals; Early childhood education

National News
Eat the World; Active School Awards 2007; Minority Children in the Classroom; Global campaign for education

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