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VOLUME 20, No. 4
From the Editor—Out of Africa
Editor in Chief
David Schultz introduces the issue and muses on the
implications of a multipolar world in terms of how it affects the
practice of public administration and the teaching of public
SYMPOSIUM: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Building Public Service Capacity for
Development Management: Reflections on Professional Public
Administration Education and Training in African Nations
Peter Fuseini Haruna and Shikha
Guest editors introduce the special symposium on public
administration in Africa, summarizing the articles and reviewing the
main trends impacting public affairs education in the sub-Saharan
Public Administration Education and Training in
Nigeria: Problems, Challenges, and Prospects
Andrew I. E. Ewoh
Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest and most rapidly growing countries.
What the challenges facing this country as it modernizes and transforms?
Challenges and Prospects of Public Administration
Education and Training in Africa: The Case of Ghana
Frank L. Kwaku Ohemeng
How well are Ghana’s universities training its future public
sector workforce? The author explores this topic and highlights the
challenges public affairs education confronts.
Preparing African Public Administrators for
Development Management: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment for
Maintaining quality services and training go hand-in-hand. The author investigates how Ghana’s public administration programs have improved
through stakeholder engagement.
Public Administration Training and Development in
Africa: The Case of the Republic of South Africa
Mogie Subban and Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
South Africa has always been a unique country in Africa, facing special
challenges few others have. This article offers a terrific summary of
the changing landscape and hurdles public affairs education has
Teaching Public Administration: The Case of
Since independence in 1956 Morocco has struggled to democratize. The
author examines how public administration programs have been part of
this struggle, up to and including during the Arab Spring movement.
ARTICLES OF CURRENT INTEREST
Incorporating GIS as an Interdisciplinary
Pedagogical Tool Throughout an MPA Program
Graphical information systems (GPS) are a tool of necessity in the
public sector but few public affairs programs teach this skill. Learn
what GPS is and how it can and should be incorporated into your
Knowing, Doing, and Becoming: Professional
Identity Construction Among Public Affairs Doctoral Students
Amy E. Smith and Deneen M. Hatmaker
The process of becoming a Ph.D. and scholar is more than about
classroom learning and dissertations. It is about socializing and
learning and identify. This article discusses the often neglected
process of mentoring students to become professionals.
Is Technology a One-Size-Fits-All Solution to
Improving Student Performance?
A Comparison of Online, Hybrid, and Face-to-Face Courses
Many think the more technology the better when it comes to learning,
especially on-line. But is that so? Learn about how different technology
platforms and uses affect student outcomes.
Context-Based Instruction: What Traditional Social
Science Disciplines Offer to Nonprofit Management Education
Matthew Baggetta and Jennifer N. Brass
Often times non-profit education is simply operations-driven, ignoring
how context can affect decision-making and management. The authors draw
upon the social sciences literature to demonstrate ways to strengthen
Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia
Reviewed by Farid Ahmad Farzam Rahimi
Anthony P. D’Costa’s new book on Asia is reviewed, revealing how the new
economies of this continent are driving changes in the global economy
and public management.
CALL FOR PAPER
The Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) is seeking high
quality papers examining the role of teaching, instruction, or research
related to the public affairs and public policy. JPAE is also interested
in individuals willing to organize and serve as guest editors for
symposia that they organize.
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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
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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
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