E-Government Education in Turkish Public Administration Graduate Programs: Past, Present, and Future


YILDIZ M. , Babaoglu C. , DEMIRCIOGLU M. A.

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION, vol.22, no.2, pp.287-302, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15236803.2016.12002246
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-302

Abstract

The study of e-government is becoming increasingly important around the world in the field of public administration. This article examines the historical development, current status, and future prospects of graduate e-government courses in Turkish public administration programs. To that end, we performed content analysis of e-government course syllabi and evaluated relevant archival documents. We then conducted semistructured surveys of past and current instructors of graduate e-government courses. The article concludes by discussing the future prospects of e-government education in Turkey, including the problems that instructors need to solve in order to improve instruction and the relevance and impact of such courses on students and faculty of public administration programs in Turkey and elsewhere.