ERIC Number: ED054981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Federalism and the Academic Community: A Brief Survey.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, DC.
A survey was conducted in 1968 to determine the extent to which introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in American State and local government and intergovernmental relations are contained in college and university political science curricula. A questionnaire (appended) was mailed to political science department chairmen of 833 colleges and universities; the study is based on the responses of 562 chairmen. The questionnaires contained three sets of questions directly relevant to the basic purpose of the study: 1) the extent to which their introductory course in political science included treatment of State and local government; 2) the approximate proportion of lecture time and course-related reading allocated to these fields in the introductory course; and, 3) the number of intermediate and advanced courses in State and local government and intergovernmental relations offered by their department. The survey's findings lead to an inescapable conclusion that the fields in question receive second-rate treatment in today's college and university political science curricula. Eight tables within the text and 67 in the appendices present data analysis of the responses. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: City Government, College Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Federal State Relationship, Higher Education, Local Government, National Surveys, Political Science, Public Administration Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Social Sciences, State Government, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Surveys, United States Government (Course)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, DC.