- To understand the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the provision of essential services and the promotion of occupations in the reconstruction of civil society in Guatemala
- To investigate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in Guatemala and its impacts on families and social structure
- To develop social and occupational perspectives and analyses of NGO activities by and with NGO staff and the communities or populations served
- To consider educational engagement in relation to contemporary approaches to human rights, human development, and health disparities
The Educational Engagement Project Group will work with a Guatemalan partner organization to explore the impacts of educational and occupational disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and consider strategies for educational and occupational reconstruction. Further details coming soon!
Key competencies gained will include: instrument development, in-depth interviewing, ethnographic observation, qualitative data analysis, and executive report writing. Readings and group discussions will explore the role of humanitarian aid, development programs, and technical assistance in capacity- building, program sustainability, and priority-setting in global public health.
NOTE: Students’ willingness to contribute to the report in the 2-4 weeks following the field school end date is requested, in order to complete the writing, editing, and/or posting of the report.