Perspectives, SIG 7, Vol. 2, Part 1, 2017
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This Part of Perspectives focuses
on humanitarian hearing health care programs at an international level.
Krishnan, Masters, and Simpson describe a short-term experiential learning
program, an intensive, service learning study abroad program in Zambia. They
focus on the importance of community service in the context of attention to
academic course objectives and specific benefits to the community. Dean describes a cross-border hearing health care
program, integrated into an existing humanitarian project (the Arizona Sonora
Borders Projects for Inclusion) for individuals with disabilities in Nogales,
Sonora, Mexico. He highlights issues of cultural competence and objectives for
humanitarian audiology programs. Bentler and Fennell describe Iowa’s commitment
to their international partners in China and Nicaragua, and the importance of
global teaching. They emphasize cultural and ethical issues in their
humanitarian audiology program.
You will be able
- describe why community is important in a service learning program
- identify three
objectives for establishing a humanitarian audiology program
- explain reciprocity
in service-learning relationships as a manner of preventing power and privilege
inequities that can result from a motive of altruism
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