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van Jaarsveldt, Lisa C.; de Vries, Michiel S.; Kroukamp, Hendri J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The decolonialisation of the higher education curriculum and free higher education were two of the burning issues during student protests that erupted across universities in South Africa at the end of 2015. Although the president announced free higher education in December 2017, the country can scarcely afford it, with many universities already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Social Action
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Jacobs, Richard M. – Teaching Public Administration, 2016
A 2 × 2 matrix identifying four discrete thought processes was presented. The contributions of the first three processes in developing the knowledge base of public administration were detailed as were their limitations. It was argued that the fourth process--insight and its mental powers--builds upon the strengths and overcomes the limitations…
Descriptors: Researchers, Public Administration, Teachers, Scholarship
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Engbers, Trent – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The use of applied labs has long been an established practice in the natural sciences as a means of stressing application of theoretical principles and fostering disciplinary excitement. The social sciences have seen an advent of similar problem-based approaches, but have not adopted a lab-based model. Labs offer an opportunity to use class time…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Lecture Method, Blended Learning, Laboratories
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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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Swain, Randall D. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the value of applying the lessons of successful historical battlefield commanders to teach leadership concepts and theories. This article uses the experience of Napoleon Bonaparte's "Grande Armee" at the Battle of Austerlitz to illustrate these concepts. Utilizing Napoleon's success in this…
Descriptors: War, Administrators, Leadership Training, History
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Jäkel, Tim; Borshchevskiy, George Alexander – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article investigates who wants, or does not want to work in Russian public administration, and why. A majority of Russians believe that public servants are concerned with improving their personal well-being rather than serving the public interest. Understanding working sector choices is thus the first step to attract talent into the civil…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Motivation, Career Choice
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Shand, Rory; Howell, Kerry E. – Teaching Public Administration, 2015
This article intends to raise a number of issues regarding teaching public administration in the higher education sector and the value it has for individuals and society. The article explores the issue of value with reference to the teaching and learning of Public Administration as a discipline in the wider societal context. The article argues…
Descriptors: Public Administration, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Value Judgment
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Wessels, Jacobus S. – Teaching Public Administration, 2020
The emerging complex challenges confronting public administration (PA) leaders are used as reasons for rethinking the quality of PA education throughout the world. However, it is not clear what PA scholars mean when they use the word 'challenge' when rethinking the curricula of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programmes globally. The…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Gellén, Márton – Teaching Public Administration, 2014
The Trans-European Dialogue in 2013 was dedicated to the revisiting of the research undertaken by György Hajnal in 2003 (Hajnal, 2003) on public administration education in Europe. As part of the preparations to the conference, Hajnal also revisited his research after 10 years. The findings presented on the conference offer a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration Education, Legal Education (Professions), Laws
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Rivera, Jason D. – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2019
Across all social science disciplines, but in particular public administration, there is a shared concern about the costs of using traditional random samples to generate data, and its impact on researchers' ability to engage in "quality" research. As a result of these costs, more academics, practitioners, and students are turning to…
Descriptors: Public Affairs Education, Public Administration, Social Science Research, Graduate Students
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Riley, Lorinda; Johansen, Morgen – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2019
Indigenous governments are growing in size and strength. As a result, indigenous issues are becoming more frequently and prominently in the public administration landscape. Whether it is natural resource management, culturally appropriate foster home placements, or eradicating known drug trafficking routes that cross tribal jurisdictions, there…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, American Indians, American Indian Education
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Engbers, Trent A – Teaching Public Administration, 2016
The teaching of research methods has been at the core of public administration education for almost 30 years. But since 1990, this journal has published only two articles on the teaching of research methods. Given the increasing emphasis on data driven decision-making, greater insight is needed into the best practices for teaching public…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Political Science, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Neely, Stephen R.; Coggburn, Jerrell D.; Phelps-Hillen, Johanna – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
Following recent calls for greater synergies between public administration's (PA)'s academic and practitioner communities, this paper examines the prevalence and use of engaged teaching and faculty practices in Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)-affiliated schools. Results are reported from a survey of PA…
Descriptors: Public Administration, Public Policy, Service Learning, Educational Practices
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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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Glennon, Russ; Hodgkinson, Ian; Knowles, Joanne – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
In the context of public value, it is argued that there is a need to adopt the learning organisation philosophy to manage public service organisations better. For collaborative work with public sector managers or in management education, a fictitious scenario is presented to develop the concept of the learning organisation as paradox. Faced with…
Descriptors: Management Development, Public Administration, Organizational Change, Public Service
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