June 25, 2008
By Debbie Ann Doyle
The Curriculum and Training Committee of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) has posted draft best practices recommendations for public history education on the NCPH web site, including recommended best practices for (please note these are all PDFs) MA programs in public history, graduate certificate programs, undergraduate public history programs, and public history internships.
The documents are intended to highlight the key elements of a quality public history program “while recognizing that each graduate or undergraduate program has its own goals, resources, and needs and will thus develop its own distinct personality.”
Members of the committee welcome comments on the draft documents via a link on the web site. Comments should be submitted by September 30, 2008.
The results of a 2005 survey (PDF) of 48 public history programs are also available on the site.