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Zavattaro, Staci M.; Kus, Kristina; Lademann, Jason; Peeple-Briggs, Elizabeth – College Teaching, 2018
This article details decisions made to flip a small, public administration graduate-level course in real time. Interweaving student feedback with instructor notes and reflections gives a unique, personal look into a scenario-based course that changed weekly. We detail this dynamism, highlighting successes and failures in flipping the classroom.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Cooperation, Blended Learning, Graduate Students
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Connolly, John; Gifford, Anne; Kanol, Direnç; Yilmaz, Omur – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
This article addresses the role and opportunities for public administration and public affairs education in North Cyprus. The context of the research is situated within a transnational education partnership between the University of the West of Scotland and the Management Centre of the Mediterranean (Nicosia, North Cyprus). The dominant narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration Education, Public Affairs Education, Global Approach
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Manoharan, Aroon P.; Mirbel, Wendel; Carrizales, Tony J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Within the past two decades, globalization has led to increased literature on comparative public administration (CPA) research, and it has enhanced analyses of administrative systems in various societies. Our paper examines CPA education among Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy programs in the United States. The findings…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Public Administration, Global Approach, Comparative Education
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Erikson, Malgorzata; Erikson, Martin G.; Punzi, Elisabeth – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Conventionally, quantitative surveys are used for student evaluations in higher education, but the validity of this practice has been questioned. In the present study, we investigated a qualitative method for evaluating a bachelor's programme. Forty-one first-year students and twenty-eight third-year students on a bachelor's programme in Public…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Students, Public Administration Education
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Capobianco, Stephen; Chen, Ximeng; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastián; Rubaii, Nadia – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
In the 21st century Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs need to meet the challenge of preparing public affairs professionals for an increasingly global and interdependent world in which complex social problems often span national boundaries and cultural differences. In that context, various internationalization strategies can be helpful…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Public Affairs Education
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van der Meer, Frans-Bauke; Marks, Peter – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
The pace of societal change and the development of societal challenges have speeded up considerably during the last couple of decades, with substantial impact on different levels, i.e. ranging from global to local, or from business to government. When focusing on the public domain, these changes and challenges have had a major impact on public…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Midlife Transitions, Career Change
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Li, Xiufeng; Han, Yadong; Kim, Pan Suk – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
China's practices and knowledge of administrative sciences have a long history, but modern public administration, as a relatively new discipline, has been established for less than a century. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to shed new light on the historical development of modern public administration education in China. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration Education, Educational Development, Educational History
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Mallinson, Daniel J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Public administrators are deeply affected by the global crisis in public finances. As public sector revenues remain weak and demand increases for spending and debt reduction, as well as tax reform, the newest cadre of public administration students must learn how to face the challenge of substantial uncertainty in public finances, regardless of…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Public Administration Education, Computer Simulation, Web Based Instruction
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Harper, Robin A. – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Governments write us into being by compelling the public to fill in tiny boxes on forms revealing our most private information. These personal details become matters of public record. What if students thought about how writing in public administration shapes us? In the spring of 2015, my Public Administration class joined with New York City…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Educational Practices, Praxis, Art Education
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Lucio, Magda L.; Almeida, Lindijane S. B.; Silveira, Raquel M. C. – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Contemporary public management in Brazil is undergoing a great deal of transformation. From the year 2008 the Brazilian Federal government has been investing in policies and planned actions that aim to expand access to Higher Education. This paradigm shift was possible through the understanding that the agenda of public problems required trained…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Access to Education
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Bright, Leonard – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Scholars have long suggested that the degree orientations of public administration programs were related to the attitudes and behaviors of students, even though empirical research had failed to confirm this relationship. The purpose of this study was to re-examine this question from the standpoint of perceptions of fit. Using a sample of…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Graduate Students, Degree Requirements, Student Surveys
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Fenwick, John – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
In this article, the aim is to explore some of the key themes to emerge in the journal during the past two decades. Each selected theme will be reviewed in the light of issues raised in particular papers. The aim of this approach is, first, to facilitate reflection upon the contribution of the journal as its subject matter has moved from a concern…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Journal Articles
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Budu, Joseph – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Some higher education institutions create online communities to achieve engagement between teachers and learners. Unfortunately, some members seem to prefer sharing feedback via offline means instead of doing so in the online community. From qualitative data collected via flashcards, this article has found that this preference is largely due to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sharing Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice
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Stadler, Adriano; Munaretti de Camargo, Rosi Teresinha; Maioli, Marcos Rogerio – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
The distance education (DE) modality evolves as new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are developed and based on the methodologies that are being used in the media dissemination of information, educational institutions and organizations take ownership of these innovations to promote their teaching processes. One of the methods that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Training Methods, Government Employees
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Bright, Leonard – Teaching Public Administration, 2017
Many scholars have suggested that public service motivation (PSM) is a defining characteristic of public and non-profit employees. However, interest and motivation alone are not the sole determinates of success in any organization. Employees must also possess the knowledge and skills that will help them accomplish the difficult tasks that arise in…
Descriptors: Public Service, Public Administration Education, Student Satisfaction, Masters Programs
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