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Footitt, Hilary – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This article explores the context of intercultural relations in the field of international aid and development. Examining the activities of a large UK-based transnational NGO (OxfamGB) through a detailed reading of its own 60-year-long archived story, the article seeks to reimagine the "contact zones" of aid and development as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Programs, Nonprofit Organizations, Technical Assistance
Cummings, Kristina M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The omnipresence of science and technology in our society require the development of a critical and scientifically literate citizenry. However, the inclusion of socioscientific issues, which are open-ended controversial issues informed by both science and societal factors such as politics, economics, and ethics, do not guarantee the development of…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Science and Society
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Hocking, Gina – Community Development Journal, 2003
Oxfam is using a sustainable livelihoods framework in its antipoverty programs. Identifying assets and asset gaps illuminated gender difference in asset bases and survival strategies as well as the huge impact of the state on livelihood choices. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Development, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Poverty
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Haylock, Laura; Miller, Carol – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
Programs seeking to challenge and change gender and power relationships require a nimble, evolving monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system that helps make sense of how nonlinear complex social change happens. This article describes efforts by Oxfam Canada to develop such a system for a women's rights and gender equality program. The…
Descriptors: Social Change, Program Evaluation, Feminism, Sex Fairness
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Marshall, Chelsea; Cook, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In the context of a dramatic rise in food bank use in Scotland, the A Menu for Change project, delivered by Oxfam Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, Nourish Scotland and The Poverty Alliance, aimed to reduce the need for emergency food aid by improving local responses to food insecurity. Between 2017 and 2019, project officers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Hunger, Food Service
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Gardner-McTaggart, Alexander; Palmer, Nicholas – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
Despite the widespread promotion of the global school, it remains unclear as to how citizenship education (global citizenship education, GCE) is developed. Educational bodies such as UNESCO, Oxfam, and the International Baccalaureate are in the full throws of developing models for GCE yet questions remain as to how such a sweeping notion might…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Models, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Boni, Alejandra; Torrejón, Estela López; Barahona, Rodrigo – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2013
This article intends to describe a collaborative experience between a non-government development organization (NGDO) and a university in the area of development education. The experience has included the design, following an action research methodology, of a system of quality criteria for experiences promoted by the Network of Educators for Global…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Universities, Institutional Cooperation, Action Research
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Harris, Deborah A.; Harris, Whitney M.; Fondren, Kristi M. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Experiential and active learning exercises can benefit students in sociology courses, particularly, courses in which issues of inequality are central. In this paper, we describe using hunger banquets-an active learning exercise where participants are randomly stratified into three global classes and receive food based upon their class position-to…
Descriptors: Hunger, Teaching Methods, Sociology, Social Bias
Hunt, Frances – Development Education Research Centre, 2017
Schools for Future Youth (SFYouth) is an EU Erasmus+ funded project running from 2014-2017, which aims to build the skills and capacity of teachers and young people to use global citizenship to improve teaching and learning. The project encourages both curricular engagement with global issues and spaces for young people to actively participate and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Program Effectiveness
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Fernekes, William R. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
Global citizenship education (GCE) and human rights education (HRE) offer substantive contributions to civic education. Interconnections between the fields exist in curricula from intergovernmental organizations (UNESCO), non-governmental organizations (Oxfam Great Britain) and national ministries (Learning and Teaching Scotland). This essay…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Global Education
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Offenheiser, Raymond; Holcombe, Susan; Hopkins, Nancy – Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 1999
Oxfam America is an international development and relief organization that is grappling with building a learning organization, creating constructive labor-management relations, and trying to position itself as one of the most effective, forward-looking nongovernmental organizations of the next century. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Fund Raising, Global Approach
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Tota, Pasqua Marina – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
This article discusses the involvement of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in transnational education policy-making, with particular reference to the global initiative Education for All (EFA). EFA is a policy process carried out by international governmental organisations (IGOs) with the main aim to achieve basic education for…
Descriptors: Institutional Role, Nongovernmental Organizations, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Langley, Dawn – Educational Action Research, 2012
Women Reaching Women was a three-year action research project aimed at raising awareness of world poverty, gender inequality and climate change. The project brought together the National Federation of Women's Institutes, Oxfam, the Everyone Foundation and a unique group of 28 women drawn from Women's Institutes across the country. The project…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Research Projects, Action Research, Females
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Twigg, Danielle; Pendergast, Donna; Twigg, Justin – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2015
As the result of an increasingly technologically "connected" world, citizens are finding it difficult to effectively exercise civic responsibilities in relation to global issues such as climate change, poverty, and warfare (Tully, 2009). New understandings of the concept of "citizenship" are being extended beyond traditional…
Descriptors: Young Children, Social Development, Global Education, Citizenship Education
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Short, Joseph – Harvard Educational Review, 1985
The author introduces the concept of development education as a response to what he calls the "morally unacceptable fact of poverty, inequality, and human misery amidst the plentiful resources of the world." He describes the work of Oxfam America, which operates in the Third World to improve living conditions while promoting community…
Descriptors: Community Development, Developing Nations, Learning Strategies, Living Standards
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