publication . Article . 2016

The Voluntariat: A Freirean framework to understand the nature of undergraduate international (medical) experiences

Paul A. Hamel; Helen Dimaras; Seemi Qaiser;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Canadian Medical Education Journal (issn: 1923-1202, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Canadian Medical Education Journal
Abstract
<jats:p>Despite literature documenting limited and asymmetrical benefits along with ethical issues, short-term international volunteering is increasingly popular among North American university students as a perceived advantage when applying to professional healthcare schools or the job market. Academic institutions are also encouraging students to pursue international experiences in order to cultivate values as global citizens. These experiences are most typically limited to economically privileged students. Furthermore, international activities in developing countries often lack a pedagogy of social justice and may confirm a simplistic understanding of develop...
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free text keywords: international volunteering, voluntourism, globalization, medical education, voluntariat, Education (General), L7-991, Medicine (General), R5-920, Major Contribution, Developing country, Oppression, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Ethical issues, Social justice, Public relations, business.industry, business, Liberalism, Global citizenship, Health care
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