Politicians under fire

14th May 1999 at 01:00
Neil Munro and Willis Pickard report from the research council's annual forum

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."

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