Promoting a merit system
Published 29/07/2010 | 09:37
INCREASED openness and transparency in the appointment and promotion of teachers, hailed by the general secretary of the Irish Vocational Educational Association yesterday as an affirmation of professionalism, may be a small step for the teacher but it's a giant leap for the public service.
From September, a new selection process will change utterly the way teachers are awarded jobs and pay increases.
It is part of a general process of public service reform -- or modernisation -- and it is under way in other areas, too.