ERIC Number: ED172450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Theory/Practice Curriculum in Public Administration.
The Theory/Practice Public Administration Pilot Project at Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York attempted to develop a curriculum that would integrate theory and practice in public administration education. This publication contains the final evaluation report of the project along with the learning packages used in the program. The evaluation report explains the program and each of its competence-based areas: values underlying public policy; implementing statutory programs and policies; communicating public agency policies, plans, and practices; and analyzing and contributing to personnel relationships, systems, and practices. The report presents demographic, pretest, posttest, and attitudinal data. The demographic survey revealed that more than half the students in the program are female, and that the students are older than most college students and have rather low high school grades. Analysis of attitudinal data revealed very positive student attitudes toward the program. A comparison of pretest and posttest scores revealed dramatically significant student gains. The learning packages section of the document presents the program's broad objectives (called theory practice units) and the accompanying performance objectives (called components). Also included in the learning packages section are program curriculum materials, reading lists, syllabi, glossaries, examinations, and quizzes. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Medgar Evers Coll.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document