Canadas Global Villagers

Canadas Global Villagers

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Established in 1961, the same year as the US Peace Corps, Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO) became the first Canadian NGO to undertake development work from a secular stance and in a context of rapid decolonization. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Ruth Compton Brouwer tells the story of a group of young women and men who confronted the complexities of qunderdevelopmentq in countries such as India and Nigeria and who overcame their initial navet as they sought to fit into their host communities. Later, as returned volunteers, they brought unique skills to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and other development organizations and a new level of global consciousness and cultural diversity to Canadian society.Iean Christie, a€œA Critical History of Development Education in Canada, a€ Canadian and International Education 12, 3 (1983), ... UBC Archives/ Conway fonds, box 8, file 13, Miscellaneous, 1975a€”80, for UBC CUSO Presidenta#39;s Committee ... and the suggestion of implementing a registration fee in view of the seriesa#39; popularity.

Title:Canadas Global Villagers
Author:Ruth Compton Brouwer
Publisher:UBC Press - 2013-09-27


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