Friday, May 2, 2014

Government and Public Administration

Recently I have been asking my students to make connections between their personal lives/chosen careers and those careers they choose to research in class. I ask them to to think about how semi-random research can be tied to meaning for them, personally. This week, among other things, we have researched two careers in the Government and Public Administration cluster. I would like to know why students chose to research the careers they did and how they "connect" to their own chosen career. I chose a coroner and chief executive. A chief executive and a lawyer have many similarities. They both need integrity and stress tolerance. Both need interests in enterprising. Both may need on-the-job training. Both need PDAs, laptops, and management software. A lawyer is similar to a coroner in the fact that both work with police. A lawyer will use information form a coroner such as DNA to set a case, and use it as evidence. Both use Email and search software. They also both need to no psychology, oral comp, written comp, and speech clarity.

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