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VOLUME 20, No. 1
From the Editor—Don’t Know Much about History?
Does it Matter?
Editor in Chief
introduces the current issue and discusses what role the study of
history, and other bodies of knowledge and skills, play in molding
future public administrators.
From the NASPAA President—The
ABC’s of NASPAA: Addressing Challenges, Being the Authoritative Voice in
Public Service Education, Continuing to Model Public Service Excellence
In her incoming address, NASPAA's president for 2013-14 outlines her
vision and agenda, and describes the challenges of becoming a global
SYMPOSIUM: USES OF HISTORY IN MPA AND MPP PROGRAMS
Why and How to Teach History in MPA and MPP
Programs: An Introduction to the Symposium
Guest editor Richard Dilworth introduces the symposium on the use
and teaching of history in public affairs programs.
Historical Thinking as a Skill in Public Affairs
What does it mean to think historically, and why should public
affairs educators care? The author addresses both questions.
Let’s Stop Educating Closet Historians
Richard A. Harris
What do historians do? Harris describes, from a historian's
perspective, what history is and how he thinks public affairs faculty
can learn from this discipline.
George Washington and Enlightenment Ideas on
Educating Future Citizens and Public Servants
Scott A. Cook and William E. Klay
What can we learn about public administration from George
Washington? The authors discuss the life and career of the first
president and the lessons we can learn from both.
How (and How Not) to Use History in the MPA/MPP
Our students don’t know much about history, but what can we do
about that? This article presents three ways public affairs programs can
get students to think historically.
A Confident Humility: MPP Students and the Uses of
Guian A. McKee
History is not bunk and it is not the simple collection of dead
facts. McKee asserts that the study of history can build confidence in
public institutions in a time of skepticism.
ARTICLES OF CURRENT INTEREST
The Enemy of Teaching Evidence-Based Policy: The
Powell-Bush Doctrine of Public Affairs
Evidence-based policy is the new imperative but it comes with
political baggage and perils. Ferrandino uses the Powell-Bush doctrine
to recommend how to navigate the controversies and teach this new policy
The Immediate and Long-Term Impact of Practicum
Experiences on Students
Mary Sprague and R. Cameron Percy
Practicum learning is a great way to learn and teach, but what
are the impacts over time? The authors' study found multiple positive
benefits of applied practicum experiences.
Developing Practical/Analytical Skills Through
Mindful Classroom Simulations for “Doing” Leadership
Classroom simulations are an often-used teaching tool. But how
can one maximize their benefits? Figueroa provides suggestions as well
as recommendations for making simulations "mindful".
Lessons Learned From Teaching the Affordable Care
Act of 2010
Jacqueline L. Angel and Toni P. Miles
The Affordable Care Act is arguably the single most significant
policy change in the U.S. in decades, yet faculty may not know how to
teach it. The authors describe the issues and present a model for
teaching about this complex topic within the framework of health care
Review of Bureaucracy and Democracy by
William T. Gormley and Steven J. Balla
Barbara Coyle McCabe reviews the new
book on the role of a public bureaucracy within a democracy.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Symposium on “Blurred Lines: Preparing Students to
Work across the Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Sectors”
The Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE)
to advancing teaching and learning in public affairs, which
includes the fields of public policy analysis, public
administration, and public management. Hosted by the Hamline
University School of Business and published by NASPAA, the
quarterly journal features peer-reviewed scholarly articles on
pedagogical, curricular, and accreditation issues pertaining to
public affairs education, commentaries, and symposia and book
Editor in Chief
Kristen Norman-Major, Managing Editor
Iris Geva-May, Associate Editor,
International and Comparative
Michael O'Hare, Associate Editor,
Assessment and Practice
Lisa Dejoras, Editorial Assistance
Chris Thillen, Copyediting
Val Escher, Layout
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