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ERIC Number: ED405767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Public Service Education in Britain: A Survey of the Views of British Public Administrators.
Greenwood, John; And Others
This study examined the views of British public administrators regarding public administration education in Britain. A total of 386 local authority chief executives were surveyed by mail using a 7-page questionnaire; 108 completed surveys were returned. It was found that only 37 percent of the surveys were completed by the chief executives; the remainder were completed by assistant chief executives or other administrative personnel. Nearly 60 percent of the respondents had more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, though less than half reported having some sort of public administration education. Like their American counterparts, British public administrators were less familiar with scholarly journals in public administration and more familiar with practitioner journals, and felt that research and numeracy skills were not very important. Respondent opinions on the value of public administration degrees and courses, specific management skills and competencies, and public policy issues are reported. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (Contains approximately 180 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)