ERIC Number: ED185365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Programs for Training Government Employees.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
The twelve continuing education programs for government officials are described to exemplify the broad range of activities that can be afforded by institutions of higher education. (All but one were funded by Title I, Higher Education Act of 1965.) Four of the programs have full descriptions including focus, audience, activities, cost/staffing, evaluation, and available information/services. They are (1) a project providing information, training, and technical assistance in the use of low-cost computer technology to small local governments; (2) one designed to promote efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of city services by sharpening decision-making skills in municipal managers; (3) a region-wide network organized to develop and disseminate resource materials at reduced cost to institutions training local government officials and employees, and (4) a project training state legislators and staffers in approaches to and methods of program evaluation for use in program and policy review. Brief descriptions (and addresses for contacts) are given for eight other projects including personnel management skills for school boards and zoning and planning commissions; counseling/skills training for state clerical employees, orientation of county officials to county home rule, public sector management for upper- and middle-level state administrators, and information and advisory resources for mayors and county commissioners. (JT)
Descriptors: City Government, College Programs, Community Services, Continuing Education, Government Employees, Local Government, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Public Administration Education, State Government, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher and Continuing Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
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