Publication Date

Spring 2000


Public administration is a dynamic and context-driven field of application. Similarly, educational programs devoted to the subject must reflect that flexibility. The article begins by addressing the history. evolution, and current status of the field of public administration education and its pedagogical underpinnings in America. The analysis leads to an examination of the pedagogical questions necessary in curriculum development and design in public administration education in African historical context. Also. it delineates some problems often associated with and responsible for inappropriate adaptation of public administration design processes. It concludes with a brief discussion of the pedagogical questions raised that are to guide in designing public administration education discourse in the context of Africa.