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Journal Cover   Teaching Public Administration
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   ISSN (Print) 0144-7394 - ISSN (Online) 2047-8720
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [827 journals]
  • From the classics to the cuts: Valuing teaching public administration as a
           public good
    • Authors: Shand, R; Howell, K. E.
      Pages: 211 - 220
      Abstract: 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 that the provision of public administration is a vital contributor to societal good, in terms of public service professions and the moral values that underpin the notion of public service. To this end, the article focuses on how we can apply classical theory to the concept of value in the teaching of public administration, linked to recent discussions of the discipline and its role in both theory and practice.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739415587394
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
  • Anchored learning and the development of creative, critical thinking and
           life-long learning skills
    • Authors: Peters; R. A.
      Pages: 221 - 240
      Abstract: Focus groups were convened in 2005 and 2013 as the first step in successive MPA curriculum review and revision processes. Although the criteria for selecting participants and the questions posed to the groups were similar, the focus groups generated dramatically different perspectives regarding the challenges confronting administrators. An analysis indicates that the differences in focus group perspectives are a reflection of the evolving economic, political and fiscal environments. It also reinforces the need to adopt instructional strategies that cultivate the students’ creative, critical thinking and life-long learning skills. Since anchored learning maximizes the probability of achieving these outcomes, this article provides three examples of implementation.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739415581077
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
  • Knowledge transfer and teaching public administration: The academy model
    • Authors: Hall; M.
      Pages: 241 - 254
      Abstract: Since the beginnings of Public Administration in the US and its accompanying education in other parts of the world, government and policy have become more complex. The education in Public Administration created a professional pathway to public service. The addition of education to Public Administration came out of the Progressive Movement in the United States to make knowledge in Public Administration more important in the face of corruption brought on by patronage appointments. When nonprofits became part the US public sector as elsewhere along with nonprofit healthcare, the complexity expanded enormously, requiring professionals to know more in what has become a multidisciplinary field of study. Given the diversity and complexity of the public sector and the need for Public Administration to embrace more knowledge from many disciplines, it stands to reason that an earlier start on the education portion of Public Administration or a pathway would be beneficial. A model of early Public Administration knowledge transfer is described and illustrated below. The Academy described is based on the US career pathways and high school academies as part of the school to work educational movement. The success of the combination of these two areas will also be pointed out in the academy described. Translation of lessons learned from the Acdemy to Europe and Asia are also considered.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739415593338
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
  • Laboratories of agency: Renegotiating the boundary between academia and
           host organization in commissioned management programmes
    • Authors: Majgaard; K.
      Pages: 255 - 272
      Abstract: Something happens when management programmes move "into" the workplace of their participants. According to recent observations, such commissioned programmes are characterized by a more dedicated participation and transfer than open courses. This article interprets the mechanisms that can account for the observed pattern. One interpretation focuses on the realization of managerial regimes and forms of subjectivation. Another interpretation looks for the unleashing of new and multiple forms of agency. These two interpretations are mediated in the understanding of commissioned programmes as an institutionally contradictory context, where contradictions present both breakdowns and openings for agency. The article suggests that this dialectical movement must be followed in the further development and testing of the initial hypothesis. Implications for both further research and teaching practice are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739415590699
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
  • Challenges of the administrative consultation wiki research project as a
           learning and competences development method for MPA students
    • Authors: Kovac, P; Stare, J.
      Pages: 273 - 291
      Abstract: Administrative Consultation Wiki (ACW) is a project run under the auspices of the Faculty of Administration and the Ministry of Public Administration in Slovenia since 2009. A crucial component thereof is the involvement of students of Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree programs to offer them an opportunity to develop competences in relation to problem-based learning. ACW has been established as a research project to resolve complex problems in real administrative procedures’ practice. This article explores the results, hitherto missed opportunities and further challenges of MPA students’ integration in ACW as a learning method for MPA graduates, based on the analysis of their expectations and achievements in 2013 and with special regard to the development of Tuning generic competences. According to the results of the study, the ACW project can be considered a role model in terms of both content and methodology, necessary for work in PA practice, learning and research.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739414557856
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
  • How public is public administration? A constitutional approach of
    • Authors: Ringeling; A.
      Pages: 292 - 312
      Abstract: Both in Public Administration and in practice, there is a loss of the concept of public. A view became dominant in which markets were superior to governments and public to private. Not only did the esteem of the public sphere diminish, but also its significance in our reasoning and teaching. It became less clear what the public sphere stood for. In this contribution, renewed attention for the concept and for related concepts like public interest and public values is asked for. Attention for these concepts should stimulate the reflection of our students on the relevance of the publicness of public administration, the relevance of the public sphere, the discussions about these subjects and of the study they follow. We should do so because this theme is crucial for our discipline and what it can deliver in education.
      PubDate: 2015-09-18T04:11:55-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0144739415573268
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2015)
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