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InTouch April/May 2010

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


In The News
Draft Public Service Agreement; Staffing in schools; Education Sector Reform Agenda; Public Service pensions; Performance Management; The working week; An alternative strategy?; Contract issues; CEC recommends Yes Vote; Be informed - go to your meeting

National News
Substitute service and panel rights; ERC to study DEIS; Some alleviation on promotion moratorium; Primary teachers in Ireland; Recent circulars; Jim Higgins: Incoming President 2010-2011; Noreen Flynn - Incoming Vice President 2010-2011; Charles Glenn, CEC District 2; Bryan O'Reilly, CEC District 7; Mary O'Flaherty, CEC District 9; Presentation to BFC

Conditions of Employment
What are Panel Rights.. and how are the panels organised?

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Review of SNA allocations; Education of deaf children; Future of special schools; Lesson plans on diversity

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Teachers' duty of care

Constitutional amendment; Education Committee notes; National assessments; International assessments 2011; Comic entry wins anti-racism award

Inclusive Staffroom Guidelines issued; Disability employment 3% target met in civil service; "Failte" Conference stresses inclusion; Doctor's diagnosis of teachers' health service; Discussion groups and panel; Theme paper presented; Return to gender

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
INTO Summer Programme 2010; Digital recordings sought; Upcoming professional development events; The Marion Rollins Heritage and Education Award; Recent INTO training events

Project Zambia

Northern Ireland News
The Northern Teacher 1959; A reflection on 'Catholic Education for all'; School development planning

INTO Head Office
Proud to be a teacher and a public servant; First speech by new Minister; A better, fairer way; Historic time in Northern Ireland; A betrayal of values; Focus on pay and conditions; Resolutions adopted in public session

Media Report
INTO in the media April 2010 - Teachers' anger, lack of trust in Government

National News
Teachers play ball

Cumann na mBunscol
2010 National Awards; AGM - new blood for an Coiste Náisiúnta

National News
Limiting school book edition changes; Visions of Africa 2010: Call for Submissions; Froebel Students awarded First Steps Reading Certificates; Africa Night in MIC; Tóraíocht; Junior Spider Awards

Teacher to Teacher
Joint Masters in religious education?; Pádraig ar Scoil

Around the Branches

George Fitzpatrick - an appreciation; Tribute to Gearóid O'Sullivan; Patricia Fahy - a tribute

Exploring colour; Online encyclopaedias