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InTouch January/February 2010

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


In The News
CEC to propose subscription decrease; The ZFactor - Your vote is needed; Keep up to date as a Staff Representative; Video tutorials now online; Congress 2010; Noel elected Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer; 100 additional posts for primary schools; WSE Report; Have you received your long service allowance?

Head Office/CEC News
Officers briefed on current situation; Impact of salary cut; Teachers United; Should I stay or should I go?

Conditions of Employment
Teachers' Salary Scales and Allowances

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
When an Inspector calls...

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Tom reappointed to NCSE; Appeals on SENO decisions

Fáilte - inclusion in the teaching profession; Where are we in the HEAP?; EU Ministers agree parental leave changes

Curriculum Overload Project: Phase 3;

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
INTO Learning Spring Programme 2010; DICE Global Dimensions seminar series; Thinking Time online network; Paddy Madden - 2009 Marian Rollins Heritage and Education Award Winner; Would you like to become involved in the INTO?; Retirement Planning Seminars

National News
Vere Foster Medal Winners; Local projects at CICE; What makes teachers tick? First Catherine Mahon medal; First graduates from new doctoral programme

Head Office/CEC News
Commercial products in primary schools

Media Report
INTO in the media

Teacher to Teacher
37 years at the chip face

National News
Oiriúnú le hAghaidh Cáilíochtasa Ghaeilge (OCG); OCG: Modúil agus Measúnú; Seoladh Sruth na Maoile

Teacher to Teacher
A visit to the rainforest; What is language awareness?

National News
First NCSE research seminar

Cumann na mBunscol
Respect is the name of the game; 2009 national awards; 2010 Annual General Meeting

National News
FAI Schools; INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition 2010

A summer in Ethiopia; INTO Members' Solidarity Fund; VSO puts out urgent call for volunteer teachers

Around the Branches

How about a mural, Muriel?; EAL - putting it in writing!

National News
Investing effectively in ICT in schools; Free access to encyclopedia Britannica and World Book; INTO reacts cautiously

Tribute to Seán O'Brien; Kathleen Kelly - an appreciation