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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32505

Title: Canadian Youth Abroad: Rethinking Issues of Power and Privilege
Authors: Ngo, Mai
Advisor: Ng, Roxana
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: Youth
International Development
Volunteerism
Equity
Issue Date: 24-Jul-2012
Abstract: Since the 1960s, over 65,000 young Canadians have participated in volunteer abroad programs (Tiessen, 2008). Lately, the media and academia have questioned and criticized the benefits of volunteerism as development. This study highlights how issues of power and privilege extend beyond the individual, and reaches into institutional structures. The research design uses Institutional Ethnography (IE) as a method of inquiry, and maps out the social relations between the experiences of seven former youth volunteers and field staff, and their organizations. The aim is to explore how to improve individual and organizational pedagogy in the field of international volunteering, so that equity becomes a commitment by everyone in the development of sustainable and just communities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32505
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