Presentation Title

Representative Public Administration and Prospective Students from Marginalized Cultural Backgrounds

Faculty Mentor

Dana Baker

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

124

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

business_economics_public_administration

Abstract

Diversity is a huge aspect to society today but as history shows, there have been public administration policies put into place that have not served everybody in the public, equally. The demographics are changing, where the minority is becoming the majority. This brings up the issue of education in public administration and representation for marginalized, cultural backgrounds, which leads to the research question of “Does a representative public administration help better serve prospective students from marginalized cultural backgrounds in the public sector in Southern California? If so, how? If not, why not?”. The data collected to answer this research question will consist of quantitative data methods. Data will be taken from public high schools in Southern California. Data will include percentages of the student-body composition of each school, such as students who are non-white, students with disabilities, students who are female, students who are English learners, and students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Funding for each student will be looked at. All of these variables will show the diverse student population that could work in the public sector and create a positive change with their experiences and backgrounds. Other data collected includes the number of AP courses each school offers, if they offer an AP Government course, if there is a student government, graduation rates, the number of clubs that are offered, and the number of sport teams that are offered. All of this could lead to more educated workers when working in the public sector and with public administration. The result of all the data collected provides important insight to the question.

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Nov 23rd, 8:45 AM Nov 23rd, 9:30 AM

Representative Public Administration and Prospective Students from Marginalized Cultural Backgrounds

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Diversity is a huge aspect to society today but as history shows, there have been public administration policies put into place that have not served everybody in the public, equally. The demographics are changing, where the minority is becoming the majority. This brings up the issue of education in public administration and representation for marginalized, cultural backgrounds, which leads to the research question of “Does a representative public administration help better serve prospective students from marginalized cultural backgrounds in the public sector in Southern California? If so, how? If not, why not?”. The data collected to answer this research question will consist of quantitative data methods. Data will be taken from public high schools in Southern California. Data will include percentages of the student-body composition of each school, such as students who are non-white, students with disabilities, students who are female, students who are English learners, and students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Funding for each student will be looked at. All of these variables will show the diverse student population that could work in the public sector and create a positive change with their experiences and backgrounds. Other data collected includes the number of AP courses each school offers, if they offer an AP Government course, if there is a student government, graduation rates, the number of clubs that are offered, and the number of sport teams that are offered. All of this could lead to more educated workers when working in the public sector and with public administration. The result of all the data collected provides important insight to the question.