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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorBruce Ferguson, Pip
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T02:07:56Z
dc.date.available2012-09-25T02:07:56Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationFerguson, B. & Ferguson, P. (2010) Can the goldfish see the water? A critical analysis of ‘good intentions’ in cross-cultural practice. Paper presented at 8th ALARA World Congress: Participatory Action Research and Action Learning, Melbourne, Australia, September 6 – 9, 2010.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6656
dc.description.abstractWe claim to hold values that our students are responsible and autonomous adults whose success in our courses is best facilitated by our understanding of and respect for their specific backgrounds. We wish to be judged on these values by feedback provided by our students and those with whom we work. However, how well, if ever, are we able to ‘see the water,’ the cultural conditioning that leads us to act in ways that seem supportive of our students to us, but may be perceived differently by them? In this paper, we present conflicting evidence around perceptions of our practice. We discuss where things have gone well, and where interventions have possibly been traumatic for the recipients. We question whether, and how, our practice cross-culturally can be safe. We challenge ourselves and others to think carefully about our responsibilities to our students, whether our privileged positioning obliges us to share and if so, how that sharing can occur in ways that validate and equally respect the values of those with whom we work.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAction Research and Action Learning [ALARA]en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://wc2010.alara.net.au/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.rights© 2010 The Authorsen_NZ
dc.titleCan the goldfish see the water? A critical analysis of ‘good intentions’ in cross-cultural practiceen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ


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