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dc.contributor.authorShields, Patricia M. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-0960-4869 )
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-30T20:29:40Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:19:45Z
dc.date.issued2006-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationShields, P. M. (2006). Using pragmatism to bridge the gap between academe and practice. Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3955
dc.description.abstractThis paper is to first, describe the nature of the academe/practitioner divide. Second, the practitioner friendly philosophy, classical pragmatism is introduced as a way of addressing the divide. Classical pragmatism treats theory and methods of research as tools of practice. Third, the Texas State MPA Program successfully applies classical pragmatism and the "theory as tool of practice" in their capstone research projects. In so doing student/practitioner skills are strengthened and a practitioner friendly academic research (process and product) results.en_US
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dc.format.extent33 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAmerican Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, 2006, Denver, Colorado, United States.
dc.subjectPragmatismen_US
dc.subjectPublic Administrationen_US
dc.subjectTheory and practiceen_US
dc.subjectDewey, Johnen_US
dc.titleUsing Pragmatism to Bridge the Gap Between Academe and Practiceen_US
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txstate.documenttypePaper
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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