Archives for May 19th, 2004

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Abstracts, PublicNet: 19 May, 2004

The Improvement and Development Agency’s online resource describes knowledge management as an essential component or ‘building block’ on the journey to improvement Effective KM is becoming the council’s ‘competitive’ weapon in the drive to improve services to individuals and local communities. A council that can tap into the vast amount of knowledge available within the organization and share it between employees will have a huge advantage over a council that never discovers or seeks to identify what it’s people know. This overview of KM seeks to provide an explanation behind the concept, theory and definitions of KM. It outlines the steps needed to get started and emphasizes the importance of aligning existing business projects with KM ideals. It also deals with the more intangible questions of culture, commitment, motivation and involvement to ensure that knowledge sharing and mutual learning is accepted widely across the organisation.The resource is available at: http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=75065

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OFSTED WANTS GREATER TAKE UP OF SUMMER SCHOOL PLACES BY GIFTED PUPILS

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 May, 2004

A programme of summer schools organised for gifted young people were a success according to those who took part but Ofsted wants the organisers to look into why not all the places on offer were taken up. Last year saw the first full programme organised by the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and a new report from Ofsted says the the quality of learning was good, pupils made substantial gains in knowledge and understanding and in confidence and self-esteem.The report says, though, that recruitment was disappointingly low, with just over 500 pupils attending although 900 places were available. Ofsted believes this is a result of the limited knowledge among schools and parents of the National Academy’s work. It recommends the Academy to carry out further investigations into the reasons why recruitment was lower than aimed for and to take further steps to ensure that all gifted pupils are aware of, and have access to, the summer school programme;

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CALL FOR TRAFFIC POLICING TO BE CORE FUNCTION FOR FORCES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 May, 2004

Support for the idea that respect for rank and file police officers is being damaged by the increasing use of speed cameras will come today from a leading motoring organisation. Edmund King, executive director of the RAC Foundation, will tell the Police Federation conference that many other serious motoring offences and mainstream crimes are going undetected and he will call for the re-introduction of traffic policing as a core function of forces and for 15 per cent of all police officers to concentrate on traffic issues.Police officers have already spoken of their concerns that they are losing the support of the public due to an over reliance on speed cameras. The RAC Foundation is also worried that a significant drop in the numbers of traffic police in England and Wales is enabling offenders to get away with serious crimes.

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