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  • Education and training of library technicians in Czechoslovakia. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Elsevier, 1984-07)
    JOHNSON, IAN M., 1984. Education and training of library technicians in Czechoslovakia. International Library Review, 16 (3), pp. 247-270
    Czechoslovakia, since 1969, has been a federal state of two nations. The Czech Socialist Republic (CSR) covers the western areas of the country, traditionally known as Bohemia and Moravia. The eastern portion, Slovakia, ...
  • Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673038708720608, 1987)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. Housing Studies, 2 (4), pp. 283-292.
    Alice Coleman's Utopia on Trial explains the incidence of social problems in council housing in terms of the design of the estates. This paper offers an alternative explanation. Many issues which appear to be problems ...
  • Concepts of need in housing allocation. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557387782514636, 1987-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Concepts of need in housing allocation. Policy and Politics, 15 (1), pp. 17-27.
    Policies for the allocation of council housing are subject to considerable local variation. Despite the differences, the schemes which housing departments have developed seem often to reflect a common understanding of ...
  • Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain (part 1) 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Association for Library and Information Science Education., 1989)
    JOHNSON, I. M., 1989. Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain (part 1). Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 30 (2), pp. 136-140
    In Britain the schools of librarianship are generally expected by the professional to provide some forms of continuing education. Some have indeed made a considerable contribution to the development of continuing professional ...
  • Managing labour under extreme risk: collective bargaining in the North Sea Oil industry. 

    Thom, Alix Ann (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 1989-03)
    The thesis is concerned with the means by which labour is managed in the young, turbulent and high risk industry of North Sea oil extraction. To explain this, the study had to extend beyond the more usual focus of ...
  • Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain (part 2) 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Association for Library and Information Science Education, 1990)
    JOHNSON, I. M., 1990. Schools of librarianship and continuing education in Britain (part 2). Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 30 (3), pp. 232-237
  • Social work and self-determination 

    Spicker, Paul (Oxford University Press http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3.toc, 1990-04)
    SPICKER, P., 1990. Social work and self-determination. British Journal of Social Work, 20 (3), pp. 221-236.
    Self-determination is a curious concept, related to, but not quite the same as, freedom and autonomy. As an ethical principle, the principle of self-determination bears little relationship to the way social workers behave. ...
  • Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1990.tb00322.x, 1990-05)
    SPICKER, P., 1990. Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. Social Policy and Administration, 24 (1), pp. 21-38.
    Charles Booth's studies of poverty are widely misrepresented in the literature of social policy. His work is commonly bracketed with Rowntree's, but his methods were quite different. His definition of poverty was explicitly ...
  • The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095892879100100102, 1991-02)
    SPICKER, P., 1991. The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. Journal of European Social Policy, 1 (1), pp. 3 – 14.
    The idea of 'subsidiarity' has been gaining influence within the European Community. 'Subsidiarity' is based on a view of society in which responsibilities are conditioned by the closeness of people's relationships. I ...
  • Teaching online information systems: perspectives on the British experience. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (SAGE Publications Ltd. http://ifl.sagepub.com/content/vol17/issue3/, 1991-08)
    JOHNSON, I. M., 1991. Teaching online information systems: perspectives on the British experience. IFLA Journal, 17 (3), pp. 241-247
    The original aim of this paper was to review the development of education and training for online searching in Britain during the last ten years. The literature is fairly comprehensive in its coverage of the evolution of ...
  • Unemployed teenagers and information about employment and training. 

    Neill, Lorna; Johnson, Ian M. (Taylor & Francis, 1992)
    NEILL, L. and JOHNSON, I. M., 1992. Unemployed teenagers and information about employment and training. International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 6 (2), pp. 95-117.
    This paper reviews the various types of information services which are provided for unemployed teenagers, and the nature of teenagers awareness and expectations. The point of view of various information providers is ...
  • Equality versus solidarity. 

    Spicker, Paul (Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.1992.tb00767.x, 1992-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1992. Equality versus solidarity. Government and Opposition, 27 (1), pp. 66 – 77.
    Although equality and solidarity are often thought of as constituent parts of the same ideological framework, there are inconsistencies between them. Both concepts refer to a range of meanings: equality can refer to equal ...
  • Planning for the needs of people with dementia. 

    Spicker, Paul; Gordon, D. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309203700203, 1992-04)
    SPICKER, P. and GORDON, D., 1992. Planning for the needs of people with dementia. Scottish Medical Journal, 37 (2), pp.38 – 39.
    Provision for people with dementia requires a complex mix of different kinds of services, primarily concerned with maintenance and support rather than treatment. In principle, planning for their needs begins with assessment ...
  • The role of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as an employers' organisation with an international comparison. 

    Smart, Peter John (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 1992-12)
    The thesis examines the development and present role of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as an employers' organisation and contrasts this role with the manner in which the corresponding function is discharged ...
  • Management education and training for librarians in Scotland. 

    Johnson, Ian M.; Hannabuss, C. Stuart; Wildgoose, David M. (SAGE Publications Ltd. http://ifl.sagepub.com/content/vol19/issue3/, 1993)
    JOHNSON, I. M., HANNABUSS, C. S. and WILDGOOSE, D. M., 1993. Management education and training for librarians in Scotland. IFLA Journal, 19 (3), pp. 280-291
    This paper is a report on research into management education and training for librarians, which was initiated and funded by the Library and Information Services Committee (Scotland) [LISC(S)]. It outlines the origin of the ...
  • Needs as claims. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. [The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com]http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1993.tb00386.x, 1993-03)
    SPICKER, P., 1993. Needs as claims. Social Policy and Administration, 27 (1), pp. 7-17.
    People 'need' things if they will suffer negative effects without them. Needs are based in problems, but they are not only problems; they have to be understood in terms of a relationship between functional problems and ...
  • S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. 

    Johnson, Ian M. (Emerald, 1994)
    JOHNSON, IAN M., 1994. S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. Librarian: Career Development, 2 (4), pp. 29-31
    The development of National Vocational Qualifications (and Scottish Vocational Qualifications) has been generally welcomed by those employers who were concerned about the level of skills in the British workforce, and saw ...
  • Understanding particularism. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/026101839401303901, 1994-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1994. Understanding particularism. Critical Social Policy, 13 (39), pp. 5 – 20.
    Particularism refers to the idea that different moral standards apply to different people. This view is inherently discriminatory. The universal application of moral principles has been challenged in 'communitarian' ...
  • Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. 

    Spicker, Paul; Hanslip, J. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309403900606, 1994-12)
    SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J., 1994. Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. Scottish Medical Journal, 39 (6), pp. 172 – 174.
    A postal enquiry to professionals involved in service delivery points to a number of problems in the process of referring elderly people appropriately. These problems related to lack of choice and constrained options, ...
  • Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. 

    Balfour, Donna S. (Robert Gordon University School of Food and Consumer Studies, 1994-12-31)
    BALFOUR, D.S. 1994. Consumer response to computerised nutritional information at the point-of-purchase in catering establishments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Increased scientific understanding of the links between nutrition and health has led to a demand for more nutrition information to be made available to consumers. Nutrition information is widely available on supermarket ...