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ERIC Number: ED016898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 24
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CRITERIA THAT SHOULD INFORM A DOCTRINE OF MID-CAREER EDUCATION. PREPARED FOR A CONFERENCE ON UNIVERSITY EDUCATION FOR MID-CAREER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. (FEB 11-12, 1966).
EGGER, ROWLAND A.
MIDCAREER MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION FOR FEDERAL CIVIL SERVANTS REQUIRED AN ACCEPTED SET OF RULES AND STANDARDS FOR MAKING JUDGMENTS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL IMPROVEMENT OF CAREER CIVIL SERVANTS WHO QUALIFY FOR HIGHER, MORE RESPONSIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLICY MAKING POSITIONS. CRITERIA FOR SUCH A DOCTRINE WOULD PERTAIN TO CHANGES ACHIEVED IN INDIVIDUALS, PURPOSES TO BE SERVED BY THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, AND THE ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL SUITABILITY OF A GIVEN EDUCATIONAL SETTING. A WIDER PERSPECTIVE ON ONE'S OWN PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTY, INCREASED ABILITY TO ANALYZE PROBLEMS, A COMMAND OF THE GENERALITIES OF LOGIC AND OF NONQUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PURPOSE AND NATURE OF STAFF WORK, AND THE ABILITY TO MINIMIZE RISKS IN PUBLIC POLICY INNOVATIONS ARE RELEVANT OBJECTIVES. HOWEVER, CONSIDERING THE ABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE AVERAGE MIDCAREER CANDIDATE AND THE LIBERAL ARTS STANDARD THAT DOMINATES UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EDUCATION, THE UNDERLYING ISSUE IS REALLY THIS--WHETHER PREPARATION FOR MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS IS TO BE ORGANIZED AS INTEGRAL, PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE EDUCATION WITH ITS OWN CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY, OR WHETHER THERE CAN BE AN INSTRUCTIONAL APPARATUS WHICH IS PROFESSIONAL FOR SOME STUDENTS, SEMIPROFESSIONAL FOR OTHERS, AND NONPROFESSIONAL FOR STILL OTHER STUDENTS AND FOR MOST OF THE FACULTY. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
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