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November 2011

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Growth not austerity is needed; Give Kids Their Chance; Education week - play your part; INTO Officers' Conference; Defending pensions; Revised child protection guidelines issued; PDP Biennial Conference

President's Dinner 2011; Employment Task Force interim report; PDP Conference School Leadership - Challenges and Opportunities; Testing Times; Class size still the priority; The Austerity Report; Pensions - Correcting the Record; ICT training for INTO branch secretaries; INTO Learning - Autumn courses; INTO contributes to successful Disability Champions Course in Tanzania; World Teachers' Day - Cambodia; In the media; Equality news; Wilson Grads and early retirement

INTO Advice
Wexford Education Centre Colloquium; New Boards of Management; Thanks to Prim-Ed; INTO meets Management Groups; The first year in teaching

New draft Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers published; Elections for Teaching Council; Calls for comprehensive reform to promote integration of immigrants; Limerick and Clare Education Centres Second Education Research Conference 2012; NCSE Annual Research Conference; New report on Catholic Schools; ILSA conference emphasises practical classroom applications; NCSE launch booklet for parents of children with special educational needs; Veering to Valencia; ADHD Support Pack launched; Toolkit for School Travel published; Show Racism the Red Card

Northern Ireland News
Gerry Murphy appointed as Northern Secretary; Des outlines his priorities; Frank Bunting - INTO Northern Secretary 1991-2011; Proposed action on 30 November - Vote 'Yes'; INTO leads workload and accountability task force

Teaching Matters
Modern Languages - the bigger picture; From Limerick to Boston and back; Want to play by Australian Rules?; TFC sa Ghaeilge; European Fibonacci Project; Cyber-bullying and its implications for primary schools; Webwise parents; Teaching about the North Pole and Polar Bears; Having fun with functions!; The X Factor - The very best visual arts books; November - zoom in on mammals; Genies, jigsaws, dramas and dragons!

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - upcoming events. The Source.