What do young people learn when sponsoring a child in the Global South? Empirical findings from Germany
Wagener, Marina (2018): „What do young people learn when sponsoring a child in the Global South? Empirical findings from Germany“. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books doi: 10.18546/IJDEGL.10.1.07.
Title of the Journal:
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
Institute of Education, University of London
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This paper describes and analyses the results of research into the learning experiences of young people in Germany who sponsor a child living in the Global South as part of their school activities. First, the research context and methodological approach is presented. A qualitative-reconstructive design was applied using the documentary method of analysis to identify implicit knowledge structures. Second, the central findings, particularly three reconstructed types of learning experiences – concretization, generalization, dissociation – are presented and illustrated by extracts from the empirical data. Third, the discussion of the results reveals the limits of global learning from child sponsoring.
Child Sponsoring, Global Learning, Development Education
Open Access Journal:
July 5, 2018