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Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development By Rebecca Tiessen

Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development
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Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development: Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales by Rebecca Tiessen

Learning/volunteer abroad programmes provide opportunities for cross-cultural understanding, partnership-building, and cooperative development, but there are also significant structural challenges and inequality of opportunity issues that result from these partnerships between host organizations in the Global South and learning/volunteer abroad for development (LVA4D) participants from the Global North. Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development aims to unpack the complex benefits and disadvantages of learning/volunteer abroad programmes, using insights from the volunteers who travel abroad and the communities who host them.

Based on empirical research within both volunteer and host communities, this book provides students and scholars with an alternative framework for a more careful and nuanced analysis of international volunteering programmes, highlighting ways to improve critical reflection, development outcomes, and intercultural competence.

Supported by a website with additional learning resources, this book is an integral resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in going abroad, as well as for scholars or development professionals who are leading or researching such programmes.

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About Rebecca Tiessen


Rebecca Tiessen is Associate Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Learning\Volunteer Abroad for Development (LVA4D) Starts with Unpacking

Chapter 2: An Overview of the Diverse Volunteer Abroad Options, Trends and Motivations

Chapter 3: LVA4D and Cross-cultural Engagement

Chapter 4: Skills Development and Testing a Career Choice: Capital Accumulation and Perceived Benefits

Chapter 5: It's All About the Timing: A 'Place' for Adventure and Travel

Chapter 6: Having an 'Impact' and Other Helping Narratives

Chapter 7: Conclusion: Understanding Rationales and the Possibilities for Effective Practices in Volunteer Abroad Programs

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Learning and Volunteering Abroad for Development: Unpacking Host Organization and Volunteer Rationales by Rebecca Tiessen
Rebecca Tiessen
Rethinking Development
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2017-07-18
162
1138746975
9781138746978
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