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ERIC Number: EJ1164207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1089-9995
The Many Educational Facets of Development Cooperation between a Kosovan Village and Earth Scientists
Greenberg, Jeffrey K.; Hefley, Daniel; Brice, Peter; Hoti, Arben; Engel, Allison; Erkman, Caleb; Yates, Jonie; Webb, Forrest; O'Rourke, Katie; Ademi, Kaltrina
Journal of Geoscience Education, v60 n3 p201-211 Aug 2012
Geology is increasingly involved in the planning and implementation of community development projects throughout the globe. A partnership among the Water For Life organization, Wheaton College in Illinois, and the village of Tushile in Kosovo during the past few years has proven to be successful in potentially sustainable improvements, including water resources, sanitation, and soils use. The initiative also provides a fine example of experiential education. Geology majors serve via highquality research, interaction with the local people, and construction labor to see projects through to completion. Kosovo is the most recent of the forays for Wheaton College Department of Geology and Environmental Science into the realm of international-development service and research. In part to discover a niche for our distinctive institutional mission, we have become committed to undergraduate education in the developing world. The essence of this vision is a two-way experience to benefit our students as well as the communities they serve. The longer-term commitment to collaborate with charitable organizations in working to improve global life and the environment should become a prime objective for geoscience education. Professors, as mentors, and their students with geology majors gain firsthand experience in professional-level technical projects guided by principles for international development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kosovo; Illinois; Colorado
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