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InTouch December 2008

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


In The News
Important Information for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs);; INTO meets Minister on cuts; 2.5% to be paid in December; ICTU accepts new deal; Guidelines for motions; How priority is determined for items on the agenda

National News
Candidates for INTO General Secretary

Conditions of Employment

Prime Time and AVCs; NSP; AVCs

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
INTO Rules Congress 2009; Teaching Council election; Teaching Council Register of Teachers

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Your views on SNAs; Progress on ABA schools; Intercultural education strategy; Special schools meet; NEPs to expand

Equality hit by deep cuts; Rulings show variety and difference

National Assessments 2009; First all Ireland conference for doctoral students in education; Recent INTO publications

PDC meets on leadership issues; New selection procedure for posts; New disciplinary procedures for teachers

Media Report
Education cuts and the media

A bright star in the East - Solidarity Fund helping schools near Bethlehem

Head Office/Central Executive Committee News
Green INTO; New Membership card; INTO website - a definite hit!

Student Members

Vere Foster medal winners

National News
Innovative teacher wins award in Hong Kong; How roadwise are your children?; Concerts for Christmas at The Ark!; FIS Film Festival 2008; Investment in education vital for a healthy population; INTO raises concerns over substitution cuts; Professional development in assessment cancelled

Northern Ireland News
Health and safety figures released; President visits Crossmaglen; Is the information admissible at tribunal?; Timely reminder of the risks of stress; Employee information and privacy; Benefit Fund voluntary donation abolished; Stanley J Goudie - Pen Picture; The work of the Teachers' Negotiating Committee (TNC)

INTO Education Conference 2008
Transitions; Assessment

Teacher to Teacher
Special Education Support Service (SESS); Continuing professional development for teachers working with students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

National News
FAI schools 5-a-side

Cumann na mBunscol
Celebrating 125 years of the GAA; National Awards; O'Neills competition winners

Teacher to Teacher
'Oh - yes it is!" - The Christmas pantomime in Irish popular culture; The Interactive Whiteboard; Stay Safe

Make some dough for Christmas!; What is podcasting?

National News
Job sharing register; Teacher exchange