WHY DO DECISION MAKERS DESPISE HISTORY

As the NT reaches from the present toward the future. I am keen to know why it is that aspects of history, including historical successes, are never ever considered when groups are working from the present toward the future. The past is always discounted as being totally irrelevant.

On numerous occasions, both pre and then post retirement I have raised this issue both within the educational domain and elsewhere. There are ways and means of recording history in a way that would allow access, but those in charge of departments and key organisations are not interested.

Disinterest means dismissal of valuable information and experience that could help develop both policy and practice. That would help avoid the starting all over that seems to be the way things are done.

I am disappointed that our history counts for nothing when it comes to the setting of policy and the development of procedures.

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