A Dialogue with Students in Mexico

  • Grant Larson Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia


This narrative describes the author's reflections on learning with a group of Canadian social work students in Mexico. The study tour was framed in terms of creating opportunities for students to learn about the impact of social and economic policies on marginalized people, and about the personal reality of poverty and oppression. However, it is also the author's story of changed relationships with students, a new awareness of his own privilege and power, and a challenge to create new transformational learning processes within the academy.

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