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InTouch November 2007

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


In the News
Census of INTO membership; Being a school principal - 7 challenges and 4 rewards; Dormant accounts funding to improve ICT; October returns - Important clarification; Admin Deputy Principals for DEIS schools; INTO participation project

Conditions of Employment
Incremental Credit; Survey regarding incremental credit for primary teachers

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO meet DES Special Education Section; INTO meets Social Inclusion Section of DES; Could you play a part?

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teachers qualified outside the State

Disability issues and awareness; Equality Committee Elections

An Tumoideachas; NCCA research on current assessment practices in schools; GLEO; SCG; Final reminder - INTO grants for educational research

Putting U into Your Union
Consultative Conferences; INTO Elections

Student Members
Meet the SU Presidents; Learning to teach

Central Executive Committee News
Gerard McGeehan, District 3; Helen O'Gorman, District 7; Sean McMahon, District 11; Donal O'Donoghue, District 15

National News
INTO Presidential Dinner; INTO members raise close to 1 million euro; INTO received Education Award for its Class Size Campign; 10 Scary Monsters; Teaching in a changing society; Exceptionally able students; Special educational needs - Guidelines for teachers; Hibernia College awards first Religious Studies Medal; Gobal Schoolroom; Connecting Irish schools with Africa

Cumann na mBunscol
Camogie presentation; Young Whistlers launched; Ladies football; Handball demonstration

Conference Report
Principals are not Chief Executives but leaders of learning communities; Trends, traps and trade unions; Special education - future challenges; Other conference business

Leading the special education challenge; NCSE members

National News
First B.Eds reunite; New resource on homelessness; Irish Aid 'Our World' Global Schools' Awards 2007; INTO Retirement Planning Seminar - All Hallows College; Special Education Support Service

Teacher to Teacher
Novel Ideas; Communicating through intensive interaction; Self-esteem work with children for resource/learning support teachers; A visual approach to spelling

Make your bed and grow in it; Getting drama started; Benefits of ICT for children with special educational needs

National News