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InTouch January/February 2008

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


In the News
DLP Training Roll-Out; First Principals Under VEC; Career Breaks/Job Sharing/Teacher Exchange; INTO Calls for ICT Investment; Part Time Teachers to be Paid Directly by DES; Broken Promise on Class Size; Norwegian Union Meets in Head Office; The Challenges for 2008

National News
Benchmarking - a mixed bag for teachers; Principals and Deputy Principals only winners in schools

Conditions of Employment
DES Circulars 2007

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
General allocation review; Implementation of the EPSEN Act; Teacher numbers continue to grow; Centre for intercultural education opens; Launch of Toolkit for Diversity

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Funding of the Teaching Council; Meeting between INTO and management bodies of primary schools

Disability 'champion' looks at teaching; Teacher wins case on age ground; Fifty Years of Gender Equality Law

Induction Project; The Big Ballot; Children's Rights Alliance; EIL Travel Awards 2008

Media Report
Broken promises the main feature of Budget; INTO demands independent inquiry into water charges; Scrapping Summer Works Building Scheme will waste millions

Meet Head Office

The General Secretary; New IT System for INTO; John named Donegal Person of the Year; INTO Press Office

National News
PCSP Meets; Mass for Peter McGrane; Comhar Linn Tip; Meet the Spuds; 'What Difference?'; Teachers' Musical Society announce their latest production; News from The Ark

InTouch meets Brian Hayes

National News

Drug education

Teacher to Teacher
Finding our roots

Cumann na mBunscol
Ten counties honoured in National Awards

National News
Visiting Teacher Service for Traveller Education; 16th Annual INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition 2008

Tackling poor attendance and under achievement

National News
Rhyming and Rapping Together

Teacher to Teacher
Targeting Educational Disadvantage; Educational Disadvantage - Next steps for the new government?; Familiscope - An integrated approach

Let's get technical!; Ideas for using the digital camera for Maths in the junior classes; ICT Professional Development

National News