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ERIC Number: ED474563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Lesson "In" Government: Connecting Theory and Practice in the Study of Municipal Government.
Baker, John R.
This paper describes a unique city government internship program that combines a full-time internship experience with seminar sessions to foster the connections between the theory and practice of municipal government administration. The paper notes that the program was developed as a way of providing a richly textured and rigorously conducted experiential component to the author/educator's efforts to teach undergraduates about city government and politics. The program's portability lends to easy duplication, and the belief is that it serves as a model that could be adopted by other institutions and cities. The paper explains that students at Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) have the option of doing an internship with the city of Springfield during the academic year, or with their own, or another city government over summer break. It cites several examples of student projects in different cities. Contains 12 references. Course syllabi are appended. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio