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InTouch November 2009

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


In The News
New programme - new jobs; Anseo conference; Sheila takes over as Designate; Stand Up and Fight!; Attend your ballot; Teachers United; Get up, stand up on 6 November

Conditions of Employment
Independent report on INTO AVC scheme; Maternity leave and PRSI refunds; Suspending or reducing AVCs

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teacher wins unfair dismissals case

Central Executive/Head Office News
Showing solidarity; Training tutors; INTO website - new developments; Live job sharing register available

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO and IPPN meet on common agenda; INTO meets management bodies; NCSE news; Retirements; NSCE research seminar

Developing the role of schools in teaching practice; Grans for educational research; Fulbright All Discipline Students and Scholar Awards; Take action on climate change

Exploring families; DES discriminated in special school age rule

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
Thinking Time Workshop; INTO learning to offer EPICT; FAQs on EPICT; Peer tutoring seminar in Clare; New heritage specialists for 2010

Media Report
Economic crisis continues to dominate...

We Don't Care Less; Why a World Day for Decent Work?; Solidarity fund project in Ghana

Cumann na mBunscol
Selection process for Mini Sevens; GAA summer inservice course

Coverage of INTO Principals' and Deputy Principals' Conference 2009

Pension Supplement
Planning your pension; Retirement saving options; Choosing the right option!; Defined contribution options: AVC Scheme v PRSA

National News
Growing up in Ireland; The Tasty Bunch; Laptops4Students and Family Programme; Christmas Inklings at The Ark; Junior Painter of the Year competition; INTO LGB Conference 'historic' event; Aistear; ELSTA's 3rd Annual Conference; 21st IATSE Annual Conference

Teacher to Teacher
The ELFE Project; Get with IT!; Global Schoolroom; The Central Model Schools

Speaking and listening - the EAL context; Clay - Process in action