Incorporating Diversity into the Teaching of Public Administration at Higher Education Institutions
The accommodation of ethno-cultural diversity and other forms of difference is central to good, stable democratic governance. Yet, few courses equip future decision-makers with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed for a diversity-friendly public sector.
This week-long workshop provides university-level teachers of public administration and related fields (e.g political science, human rights, sociology, social work) with a better understanding of the connections among ethno-cultural diversity, public administration education, and good, democratic governance.
The workshop includes conceptual and practical sessions. Participants will:
- explore key theoretical debates, challenges, and existing practices related to the teaching of diversity issues,
- learn about teaching methods, literature, and other resources needed in the classroom,
- clarify how public administration education or institutions can be models of good diversity management, and
- present and reflect on experiences from their own teaching environments.
This workshop is complemented by opportunities for continued learning and professional support, including on-going mentoring, visiting guest lectureships, and participation in short courses.
Participants also receive resources provided by the Council of Europe, Minority Rights Group-International, the European Academy (EURAC) in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, CPS, LGI/OSI, and other institutions.
Deadline for applications: September 10, 2010
For information about previous Curriculum Development sessions implemented by the CRC, CPS, and LGI/OSI, visit: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=1991.