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Elias, Nicole M; Marrin, Madeleine – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
Student engagement in institutions of higher education has become a central priority for educators and administrators. What "student engagement" means for a diverse student body is an important question for public institutions with justice-related missions. As social welfare policy shifts to allow more recipients of public assistance…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Welfare Services, Low Income Students, Public Affairs Education
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Hatcher, William – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
Through practicing curiosity by asking questions in the hopes of seeking answers, public administrators may practice empathy, build knowledge about how the world works, and in doing so, dispel ignorance in public agencies. By valuing curiosity, or dispelling ignorance about how the world works, public administrators may help create bureaucracies…
Descriptors: Public Affairs Education, Personality Traits, Empathy, Trust (Psychology)
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Lapointe, Luc – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The practice of evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM) consists of systematically searching, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating the best available research evidence to inform decision-makers about policy problems, policy tools, implementation options, and/or policy evaluation results. Identifying the best available scientific evidence is…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Policy Formation, Educational Quality, Masters Programs
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Scutelnicu, Gina; Tekula, Rebecca; Gordon, Beth; Knepper, Hillary J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This study examines the features and benefits of a collaborative online-course template designed for and used by the department of public administration program at a mid-Atlantic university in the USA. Drawing on a multi-informant original survey addressed to students and faculty the study aims to answer the question: to what extent are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Public Administration Education
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Henson, Cassandra R. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
As the realm of public service and its relative partnerships (both social and economic) continues to change, so must the leadership charged with managing it. Gone are the days when a single government purview was sufficient for managing public service delivery, focused on preconceived notions of what citizens supposedly want. Public value and the…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Public Service, Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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Kearns, Kevin – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh provides an extra-curricular leadership development experience called the Leadership Portfolio Program. The Leadership Portfolio Program uses both classroom and community-based experiences to develop and refine leadership skills in graduate students who are preparing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Leadership Training, Public Affairs Education, Student Attitudes
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Engbers, Trent – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The use of applied labs has long been an established practice in the natural sciences as a means of stressing application of theoretical principles and fostering disciplinary excitement. The social sciences have seen an advent of similar problem-based approaches, but have not adopted a lab-based model. Labs offer an opportunity to use class time…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Lecture Method, Blended Learning, Laboratories
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Nemec, Juraj; Burak, Emil – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The goal of this paper is to provide a comparative account of tax administration training systems in V4 countries. We also compare their structure to basic training principles, such as those set out by the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations. Because of limited data availability we concentrated on basic characteristics, not on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Taxes, Public Administration, Job Training
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Jäkel, Tim; Borshchevskiy, George Alexander – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article investigates who wants, or does not want to work in Russian public administration, and why. A majority of Russians believe that public servants are concerned with improving their personal well-being rather than serving the public interest. Understanding working sector choices is thus the first step to attract talent into the civil…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Motivation, Career Choice
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van Jaarsveldt, Lisa C.; de Vries, Michiel S.; Kroukamp, Hendri J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The decolonialisation of the higher education curriculum and free higher education were two of the burning issues during student protests that erupted across universities in South Africa at the end of 2015. Although the president announced free higher education in December 2017, the country can scarcely afford it, with many universities already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Social Action
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Glennon, Russ; Hodgkinson, Ian; Knowles, Joanne – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
In the context of public value, it is argued that there is a need to adopt the learning organisation philosophy to manage public service organisations better. For collaborative work with public sector managers or in management education, a fictitious scenario is presented to develop the concept of the learning organisation as paradox. Faced with…
Descriptors: Management Development, Public Administration, Organizational Change, Public Service
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Ochrana, František; Placek, Michal; Krápek, Michal – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The article analyses ministerial staff of the Czech Republic 25 years after the Velvet Revolution. It characterizes ministerial employees during the period of the communist regime in former Czechoslovakia (1948-1989) and following the anti-communist coup. In order to analyse the present-day situation, it uses our own survey of the staff working at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Conflict, Social Systems
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Thom, Michael – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article presents an integrated approach to teaching a graduate-level public financial management course. It stresses the importance of fundamental budgeting proficiencies (e.g., cost allocation; forecasting; operating within constraints; and using Microsoft Excel) and additional skills that tend to receive less attention in financial…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Money Management, Integrated Activities, Graduate Study
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Knox, Colin – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article is a contribution to a special issue of "Teaching Public Administration," which offers teachers with many years' experience the opportunity to reflect on changes over time. The context for this paper is teaching public administration in Northern Ireland, a region of the UK that has a sizeable public sector but a distinctive…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Conflict
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Rubaii, Nadia; Appe, Susan; Lippez-De Castro, Sebastian – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
Despite repeated calls to temper the bureaucratic ethos and its associated process-oriented pathologies with more of a democratic ethos grounded in normative values and the public interest, the practice, research, and teaching of public administration continues to largely perpetuate the former. In this paper we build upon the work of Camila…
Descriptors: Public Affairs Education, Prevention, World Problems, Death
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