Self-educators and coaches at a school of development studies: a case study of Third World professionals in Europe

Shanti George

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Abstract

Development studies focusses on the Third World but emerged within the First
World and is often located there. Thus considerable self-education is involved when
students from the Third World relate development studies to their lived experience. Is
development studies ‘teachable' and what is the role of faculty? We apply Schön’s ideas
about ‘educating reflective practitioners' (using ‘tacit knowledge', ‘self-education' and
‘coaching') to schools of development studies. We draw on the narratives of 124 people
from 27 countries who studied at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague over 45
years, and look closely at eight cases. Some practical applications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number345
ISSN0921-0210

Series

  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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