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Work-Study Abroad Courses in International Development Studies: Some Ethical and Pedagogical Issues
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Work-Study Abroad Courses in International Development Studies: Some Ethical and Pedagogical Issues

Author: Marc Epprecht
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement, v25 n4 (2004): 687-706
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ABSTRACTA strong presumption in many international development studies programs appears to be that field or work placements are intrinsically effective and good. But what does it really mean to put relatively affluent, mostly white undergraduates in a “real world” situation abroad for a short stint of time? What are the specific risks in terms of development ethics and educational goals? This article considers  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Epprecht
ISSN:0225-5189
DOI: 10.1080/02255189.2004.9669009
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 4901327700
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ABSTRACTA strong presumption in many international development studies programs appears to be that field or work placements are intrinsically effective and good. But what does it really mean to put relatively affluent, mostly white undergraduates in a “real world” situation abroad for a short stint of time? What are the specific risks in terms of development ethics and educational goals? This article considers possible contradictions between common practice and general statements of ethical guidelines for international exchanges and research. It then suggests strategies to make teaching, assessment, and follow-up in work-study programs more self-aware and consistent with the advanced ethical standards.
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