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InTouch October 2008

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


In The News
Proposed agreement between social partners under Towards 2016; Early education centre closed; ESLTA Conference 2008; NABMSE Conference on Positive School Community; Working Together Procedures; INTO Rules Group meets; New membership card due shortly; Irish primary teachers teach more children for longer; Teachers Matter! Celebrate World Teachers' Day

National News
INTO meets CPSMA on wide ranging agenda; An hour for primary education; INTO meets DES on Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

Developing school criteria; Appeal Board for Mainstream Staffing

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Probation - frequently asked questions

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
EPSEN awaits budget; Learning and the challenge of inclusion; INTO meets DES on disadvantage

Teachers with disability; Equality Authority report; Equality Committee training event

European Early Childhood Conference; INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2008; Gaeilge Labhartha san Earnáil Oideachais (GLEO)

Media Report
Microsoft: Classrooms need latest technology; Playing with numbers is really no way to tackle our class sizes; Primary school recognition to be reviewed; Class sizes hindering science teaching; Education spend lags in OECD report

Aspiring to leadership; PDC agrees work plan; New ISM circular due shortly; SCOTENS considers school leadership

National News
Solidarity Fund helps maintain hope

Head Office/Central Executive News

The Children's Medical and Research Foundation; First community primary schools open; Youth Conference co-ordinators meet again; The Primary Professional Development Service; Standardised Tests now available in your local Education Centre

Cumann na mBunscol
INTO/GAA Cuman na mBunscol Mini Sevens - Invitation to participate in 2009 series; Calling on counties to volunteer for 2009 series; County School Committee Secretaries

Northern Ireland News
What is a grievance and why have a procedure?; Statutory sick pay and fixed term contracts; Chief Inspector retires; Retiring teachers; Education knife drama; Revised curriculum needs more time

National News
Crazy For You - New TMS production;; New wildlife documentary series

Teacher to Teacher
Nigeria educational system

National News
The primary curriculum review, phase 2

Teacher to Teacher
Unacknowledged expertise - Irish teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching; Language skills: tips for teachers

World music in the classroom; C is for Composing!; Improving your ICT skills; Human rights education