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

Organization Unit: Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik
Authors: Wagener, Marina
By: Wagener, Marina
Publishing Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
Publisher Information: Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham Books
Issue Date: 2018
Issue: 10 (2018), 1
Page count/Size: Seite 90-102
Name of the Journal: International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
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
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/44089
DOI: 10.18546/IJDEGL.10.1.07
ISSN: 1756-526X
Document Type: Article
Language(s): English
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Spread: Ja
Publication date: 19. September 2019

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