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      Empathy: simple and inevitable? Development education and narratives of African poverty

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            Abstract

            This article critically examines how the concept of empathy is mobilized in the rhetoric of development education, and explores different ways of conceptualizing empathy as a pedagogical ideal and an affective experience. Its premise is that the concept of empathy has been insufficiently probed within academia, even though paradigm shifts in development have made the concept central to development education. In reference to narratives of African poverty, the article critiques literature depicting empathy as simple or inevitable within development education. It seeks to open up new possibilities for conceptualizing a form of empathy that prioritizes nuance and self-reflexivity. The article intends to contribute to development education by advocating more respectful, dialogical and self-aware cross-cultural engagement.

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            72010448
            International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
            int j develop educ gobal learn
            UCL IOE Press
            1756-5278
            18 June 2019
            : 11
            : 1
            : 120-137
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            1756-5278(20190618)11:1L.120;1- s8.phd /ioep/ijdegl/2019/00000011/00000001/art00008
            10.18546/IJDEGL.11.1.08
            4e2f8a73-4db4-49f5-9d9c-2a09e3ca90f5
            Copyright @ 2019
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,General education
            EMPATHY,POSTCOLONIALISM,DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION,GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

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