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With the benefit of hindsight: Valedictory reflections from departmental secretaries, 2004-11

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ISBN: 9781921862748 Year: Pages: 193 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459792 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Secretaries of government departments in Australia are the bureaucratic leaders of their generation. They are ambitious, highly-talented executives who have risen to the very pinnacle of their chosen vocation – public service to the Australian nation – usually after having spent most, if not all, of their professional careers dedicated to the public service. They serve governments as their top advisers and in policy terms are often some of the most important decision-makers in the country. This collection brings together the valedictory speeches and essays from a departing group of secretaries (and one or two other equivalent agency heads) who left the Australian Public Service between 2004 and 2011. Over this period of time it gradually became accepted that departing secretaries and heads of significant agencies would present a valedictory address to their peers at a public farewell function. The first two speeches in this collection were initiated informally and given at functions organised by their agencies; in 2005 the process was formalised with the Australian Public Service Commission acting as organiser. These contributions contain reflections, commentaries, occasional fond memories or key turning-points in careers, critiques of changes that have occurred and an outline of the remaining challenges their successors will face as the public administrators of tomorrow. From the outset it is clear that there is no uniform message, no single narrative levelled either in praise or in criticism, other than pride in the public service and strong belief in the contribution it makes to the Australian community. They have their own personal ‘takes’ on how the public service looks to them, on its performance and on the challenges confronting public administration into the future. Most spend some time looking back, reflecting on the extent of change that has occurred over the length of their careers; but equally importantly they look forward, anticipating future policy dilemmas and capacity challenges.

Historische Quellen im DaF-Unterricht

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Book Series: Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache ISBN: 9783863950613 Year: Pages: 238 DOI: 10.17875/gup2012-308 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Linguistics
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The contributions of this book are the results of a conference of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in March 2011. The underlying consideration was simple: In language teaching and cultural studies, media are essential - why not resort to historical sources? They can be used in many ways, have a high recognition value and offer innumerable points of contact to the topics of regional and media studies. First, relevant experts present the most important collections and portals on the Internet and enter into the question of the informative and practical value of historical sources. The second part deals in a more detailed manner with aural sources, movies, political cartoons and posters as well as street names and texts of worker literature.

Le Service éducatif des Archives nationales : Par chemins de traverse

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ISBN: 9782757418604 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.septentrion.18124 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires du Septentrion
Subject: Education
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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Situées dans le cœur historique du Marais à Paris, les Archives nationales conservent les documents qui émanent des organes centraux de l'État, du viie siècle jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine. Dotées, en 1867, d'un musée destiné à faire connaître au grand public l'histoire de France, les Archives nationales ont bénéficié, sous l'impulsion de l'archiviste Charles Braibant et de l'historienne Régine Pernoud, de la création du premier Service éducatif d'archives. Le Service éducatif des Archives nationales accueille, depuis, élèves et enseignants, dans le cadre de dispositifs destinés à leur faire découvrir le patrimoine national écrit, tout en favorisant l'interdisciplinarité, voire la transdisciplinarité. Souvent pionnier en terme de valorisation culturelle et pédagogique, il entend, par cet ouvrage, mettre le résultat de ses pratiques et de ses réflexions à la disposition des étudiants et des acteurs de l'enseignement et de la culture. Élaboré en lien étroit avec des responsables et des personnels des services de conservation, de valorisation ou d'autres acteurs de l'éducation, il attire l'attention sur les pratiques pédagogiques les plus à même de répondre à la préoccupation fondatrice qui a présidé à sa création : mettre les élèves en contact direct avec une source essentielle de l'écriture de l'Histoire.

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