The director and associate director of Project Pericles at Elon published this work in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Director of Project Pericles and Professor of Psychology Mathew Gendle and Associate Director of Project Pericles and Senior Lecturer in Public Health Studies Amanda Tapler have co-authored a peer-reviewed article appearing in the most recent issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
In this work, entitled “Are the international components of global learning programs ethical and appropriate? Some considerations using a Fair Trade Learning framework,” the authors review and provide responses to six common criticisms of community-based student engagement programs that take place in international contexts.
The abstract for the article is as follows: “Educational approaches that emphasize engagement within community-based contexts in both domestic and international settings are widely recognized as high-impact pedagogical practices. However, the international components of global learning programs are increasingly being viewed through rigorous ethical lenses as the potential and actual harms of these initiatives have become more widely recognized. Six common criticisms of international components embedded within global learning programs are highlighted in this essay, along with responses and counterpoints to each. We assert that although each of these concerns warrants significant discussion, all six can be satisfactorily addressed using proactive and ethical strategies that are already employed in best-practice community-based global learning (CBGL) work.”
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The full citation for this article is:
Gendle, M., & Tapler, A. (2022). Are the international components of global learning programs ethical and appropriate? Some considerations utilizing a Fair Trade Learning framework. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 26, 207-217.