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Author Tiessen, Rebecca, 1970-, author.

Title Learning and volunteering abroad for development : unpacking host organisation and volunteer rationales / Rebecca Tiessen.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource ([ix], 161 pages)
Series Rethinking development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Learning volunteer abroad for development (LVA4D) starts with unpacking -- An overview of the diverse volunteer abroad options, trends and motivations -- Lva4d and cross-cultural engagement -- Skills development and testing a career choice : capital accumulation and perceived benefits -- It's all about the timing : a "place" for adventure and travel -- Having an "impact" and other helping narratives -- Conclusion : understanding rationales and the possibilities for effective practices in volunteer abroad programs.
Summary "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. "--Provided by publisher.
Subject Voluntarism -- Developing countries.
Volunteer workers in community development -- Developing countries.
Volunteer workers in education -- Developing countries.
International education.
Experiential learning.
ISBN 9781315177120 (e-book: PDF) (e-book : PDF)
9781351709392 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138746961 (hardback)
9781138746978 (paperback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781351709415