Overseas conservation education and research: the new colonialism?

Hart, A.G, Leather, S.R. and Sharma, M.V. (2020) Overseas conservation education and research: the new colonialism? Journal of Biological Education.

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he overseas field course is a common feature of European and North American undergraduate degrees and increasingly students are seeking out volunteering opportunities abroad in order to gain career-related experience in the overcrowded conservation sector. We argue that, without careful consideration, both activities run the twin risks of becoming ‘parachute’ science and perpetuating harmful neo-colonial attitudes. We propose a series of guidelines for those running overseas university field courses and volunteering activities to reduce these risks.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Education, parachute science, neo-colonialism
Divisions: Crop and Environment Sciences (to 31.07.20)
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 15:10
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 03:30
URI: https://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17536

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