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ERIC Number: EJ1183966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-526X
Why Words Matter: Deconstructing the Discourses of Development Education Practitioners in Development NGOs in Portugal
Coelho, Dalila P.; Caramelo, João; Menezes, Isabel
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, v10 n1 p39-58 2018
Considering discursive transitions in development education, we discuss the main findings of a qualitative study with practitioners in Portuguese development nongovernmental organizations, based on semi-structured in-depth interviews. Our goal was to understand practitioners' accounts of their field of action and the discursive transition between development and (global) citizenship. The research provides new information about the Portuguese situation and contributes to the reconceptualization debate. The analysis reinforces the complexity of the field, connected to its focus on processes, and its highly organic, personal and multidimensional nature. It also depicts a nuanced understanding of terms and an increasing identification with global citizenship education as an umbrella term for practitioners' action and an alternative to the North-South and development narratives attributed to development education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal