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Educating for Real

By Nabeel Hamdi
ISBN: 9781853393334
This interdisciplinary selection of 12 essays explores topics central to the education of development professionals; in particular planners, urban designers, engineers, and architects.

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  • Synopsis
    Emerging trends in development practice place new demands on planning, engineering and building design. Changes in global political and economic systems, rapid demographic changes, protracted ethnic conflict, political and economic reforms all compound already strained national development agendas. Added to these complex issues are the current commitments to the environment, gender, appropriate technology and human well-being. How should education respond? Are today's approaches to research and teaching appropriate to the realities in the field? How best can students be equipped, technically, methodologically, and intellectually? Why study in the 'developed' countries at all? This interdisciplinary selection of 12 essays explores topics central to the education of development professionals; in particular planners, urban designers, engineers, and architects.
  • Table of Contents
    List of figures
    Foreword
    Contributors
    List of acronyms
    Preface
    1 Inventing a new orthodoxy in education for
    development practitioners: an introduction
    NABEEL HAMDI
    2 The getting of wisdom: educating the reflective 16
    practitioner
    MICHAEL EDWARDS
    3 Thinking practice: urban theory and practical method 27
    EDWARD ROBBINS ...
    4 Discourse and the undiscussed: developing a little 36
    reflective theory for practice
    RICHARD HAYWARD
    5 Educating urban planners 45
    CAROLE RAKODI
    6 What kind of planning? What kind of planners? 57
    Rethinking planning education for the developing
    world
    ROGER ZETTER
    7 Being a partner: educating for planning practice 77
    JON ROWLAND
    8 Development planning students learning in the field: 87
    educating for real in post-apartheid South Africa
    CATHERINE LABURN-PEART
    9 Education for sale: what do planning students from 101
    developing countries need, and is education today
    delivering the goods?
    KYLIE FOX
    Educating urban designers: the value of training in 111
    the UK
    AMR EL-SHERIF
    The engineer in development projects: a new role 124
    JELLE VAN GIJN
    Educating engineers in water and sanitation 136
    PETER KOLSKY and ANDREW COTTON
    Education in municipal and informal systems of solid 149
    waste management
    MANSOOR ALI, ADRIAN COAD and ANDREW COTTON
    Educating through building: architects, appropriate 163
    technology and building production
    MAURICE MITCHELL
    Educating field workers 183
    ERIC DUDLEY
    Practical wisdom and the education of today's relief 195
    worker
    HUGO SLIM
  • Details
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    Author Nabeel Hamdi
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 224
    Format Paperback / softback