Archives for February 8th, 1999

TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE READING SKILLS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 February, 1999

Teachers and parents are being supported by the Internet in their efforts to improve reading skills. Tough literacy targets are an essential feature of the drive to improve standards. Estelle Morris, Education Schools Standards Minister, said: “Literacy isn’t just about books, new technologies mean that there are more and more worlds to explore”.

Read more on TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE READING SKILLS…



WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS SPARK ROW

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 February, 1999

An attempt by Neil Morrison, HM Chief Inspector of Fire Services, to encourage the employment of women in Scotland’s eight brigades has backfired. His report was intended to find ways to increase the number of female firefighters in Scotland. There are only 128 women in a total workforce of more than 8,000.

Read more on WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS SPARK ROW…

JOINED UP OR SIMPLY FUSED

Abstracts, PublicNet: 8 February, 1999

Walker D

Public Finance, (UK), 30 Oct-Nov 5 1998.
Start page: 16. No of pages: 3

Refers to the United Kingdom Conservative green paper ‘Government direct’ which proposes a clear strategy for a common public service electronic service based on one-stop shops; and to a report by the consultants Kable ‘Better information for government’. Focuses on the effective delivery of efficient public services which now requires better co-ordination and fundamental government reform, because of the need for different departments’ information systems to be integrated. Considers the effectiveness of stealthy progress rather than instantaneous reform based on the Cabinet Office’s Head of Public Service Delivery. Points out that reorganization of bureaucracy round problems requires analysis of the problem, and political issues of privacy and civil liberties.

Read more on JOINED UP OR SIMPLY FUSED…

© PublicNet is a KnowShare production | Technology by Jag Singh + Hilton & Hilton Ltd | Admin Log in