ERIC Number: ED184389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Education for Future and Present Public Administrators. Director's Report.
Hanna, Mary T.
Methods for teaching college students studying public administration about the cultures, values, and politics of major ethnic groups were studied. Several activities were undertaken. In one, graduate students at the State University of New York at Binghamton participated in two courses specifically focusing on ethnic cultures, entitled American Urban Ethnic Politics and Social Values and Public Policy (the syllabi are appended). A second activity involved integrating ethnic projects and learning into regular public administration courses. For example, one student analyzed the impact of ethnicity on policy attitudes using existing social survey data. The paper is appended. Another research paper, also appended, analyzes the political organization and activities of four ethnic groups: Jews, white Catholics of European descent, Blacks, and Mexican Americans. Other project activities included placing students in internships with an ethnic component and conducting a lecture and discussion series with both national and local ethnic leaders and scholars for the benefit of faculty, graduate students, and community ethnic leaders and individuals. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Blacks, Catholics, Course Content, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Jews, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Policy Formation, Public Administration Education, Public Policy, State Universities, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Binghamton. Dept. of Political Science.