IAN BARR also questioned whether politicians were following the logic of their own policies. "It is interesting and ironic that we presently have a Government committed to the development of a learning society, lifelong learning, creativity, the power of information and communications technology as an aid to learning, 'joined-up' policies and 'joined-up' thinking, and yet we have a national education agenda that is almost totally preoccupied in the early years with matters of literacy and numeracy."
Neil Munro and Willis Pickard report from the research council's annual forum
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