ERIC Number: ED163887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
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Undergraduate Education for the New Public Administration: A Report on Research Identifying Abilities Needed by Contemporary Public Administrators, with Implications for Curriculum.
Greenhill, Muriel; Stander, Philip
A study was undertaken to explore the relationship between students' expected competencies at various stages in the public administration baccalaureate program of Medgar Evers College (City University of New York) and agency needs as perceived by administrators, agency heads, and experts in the field. In a survey done in 1970, agency needs were defined. A comparison is made with the proposed curriculum for a competency-based undergraduate program. The major finding was that the defined needs and the curriculum elements are compatible. It is recommended that the curriculum units be translated into behavioral objectives, stated as professional rather than academic competencies, and that the program be evaluated after the first year, with due consideration for the difference between short- and long-term objectives. The survey questionnaire, a list of respondents, and the competency areas and the corresponding curriculum units are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Federal Government, Higher Education, National Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Performance Factors, Public Administration Education, Public Service Occupations, Questionnaires, Skills, State Agencies, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
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