What do young people learn when sponsoring a child in the Global South? Empirical findings from Germany

Faculty/Professorship: Foundations in Education  
Author(s): Wagener, Marina
Title of the Journal: International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
ISSN: 1756-526X
Corporate Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Publisher Information: Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham Books
Year of publication: 2018
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 90-102
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.18546/IJDEGL.10.1.07
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.
Keywords: Child Sponsoring, Global Learning, Development Education
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44089
Year of publication: 5. July 2018