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InTouch May 2008

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


In The News
Pay talks commence; Class Size; Vetting; Enrolment Audit; Minister Approves 20 New Schools for Next September; Dormant Accounts Funding; OECD Report on Public Service Management;

National News
New PDC Meets; English language assessment kit launched; Unveiling 'The Master'

Conditions of Employment

Maximising your earnings from teaching

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO Special Education Conference; Education through the spectrum; Special education in Mary I

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Court ruling on appointments stands; Section 29 Appeals Procedure - enrolment; Fixed Term Work Act/Contracts of Indefinite Duration

Equality Committee goodbyes and welcomes; Disability Champions Network launched; Leave for parents, the Norwegian way

Assessing the adults; Meeting with Teacher Education Section; Researching assessment and transition

Media Report
Religion in schools; Prefabs; Unqualified personnel in schools; Overcrowded classrooms; New Pay Talks

Head Office/ Central Executive Committee News

INTO Solidarity Fund

National News
Certificate/Diploma in Education; Planning support; Show Racism the Red Card; Bring the world into your classroom!

Cumann na mBunscol
Successful Handball Days; New sponsor sought for National Awards; O'Neills competition

National News
INTO Youth Conference; Be active, get involved; Valuing teachers; A facilitator's view; The role of the Designated Liaison Person

InTouch meets Jerome Morrissey, Director, NCTE

Teacher to Teacher
Ten proven practical PC programs for primary pupils!; ICT in the language class; Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative

Music and ICT; NCTE Summer Course Programme 2008; Making tables add up - again!