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Saturday 3 December 2016

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.

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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.

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