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Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs

Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION 2018, VOL. 24, NO. 4, 425–429 https://doi.org/10.1080/15236803.2018.1520383 INTRODUCTION Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs Brandi Blessett University of Cincinnati Public administrators are stewards of democracy and therefore, must develop competence in order to address the needs of a diverse constituency. Programs of public affairs, administration, and policy are foundational in helping students learn about and manifest a public service perspective. As graduates of these programs, students take their education and begin to apply the values learned across any number of public institutions at the local, state, or national level. Many times, public affairs, administration, and policy programs are the only orientation many public servants get that empower them to understand their role as not only public servants, but actors that can either promote or dispose of justice for individuals and communities. When administrators are interacting with individuals and groups at the margins of society, it becomes even more clear why education and training should encourage an awareness of difference and the development of appropriate skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Cram and Alkadry (2018) argue that there are more than 20 million public servants across the United States, however, membership in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Affairs Education Taylor & Francis

Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs

Journal of Public Affairs Education , Volume 24 (4): 5 – Oct 2, 2018

Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs

Journal of Public Affairs Education , Volume 24 (4): 5 – Oct 2, 2018

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JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION 2018, VOL. 24, NO. 4, 425–429 https://doi.org/10.1080/15236803.2018.1520383 INTRODUCTION Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs Brandi Blessett University of Cincinnati Public administrators are stewards of democracy and therefore, must develop competence in order to address the needs of a diverse constituency. Programs of public affairs, administration, and policy are foundational in helping students learn about and manifest a public service perspective. As graduates of these programs, students take their education and begin to apply the values learned across any number of public institutions at the local, state, or national level. Many times, public affairs, administration, and policy programs are the only orientation many public servants get that empower them to understand their role as not only public servants, but actors that can either promote or dispose of justice for individuals and communities. When administrators are interacting with individuals and groups at the margins of society, it becomes even more clear why education and training should encourage an awareness of difference and the development of appropriate skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Cram and Alkadry (2018) argue that there are more than 20 million public servants across the United States, however, membership in the

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© 2018 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
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2328-9643
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1523-6803
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10.1080/15236803.2018.1520383
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JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION 2018, VOL. 24, NO. 4, 425–429 https://doi.org/10.1080/15236803.2018.1520383 INTRODUCTION Embedding cultural competence and racial justice in public administration programs Brandi Blessett University of Cincinnati Public administrators are stewards of democracy and therefore, must develop competence in order to address the needs of a diverse constituency. Programs of public affairs, administration, and policy are foundational in helping students learn about and manifest a public service perspective. As graduates of these programs, students take their education and begin to apply the values learned across any number of public institutions at the local, state, or national level. Many times, public affairs, administration, and policy programs are the only orientation many public servants get that empower them to understand their role as not only public servants, but actors that can either promote or dispose of justice for individuals and communities. When administrators are interacting with individuals and groups at the margins of society, it becomes even more clear why education and training should encourage an awareness of difference and the development of appropriate skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Cram and Alkadry (2018) argue that there are more than 20 million public servants across the United States, however, membership in the

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