AbstractThis activity, based in experiences with popular education, is an introduction to the post/decolonial critiques to the concept of development. More specifically, it focuses on the following questions: What is development? Who defines what is a developed and a developing country? What is the criterion used to establish the above division? What are its...
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Usage NotesThis activity consists of an introduction to how post/decolonial scholars approach development. It is divided in two parts. In the first part we will work with the hegemonic representation of the United States and Cuba. That is, we will discuss stereotypes about development in both countries.
In the second part we will deconstruct these...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Recognize and summarize the post/decolonial critique of the concept of development.
- Apply the post/decolonial critique to the United States’ and Cuba’s indicators of development.
- Students will answer an essay question on the topic.
- In an essay question, students will be asked to connect the post/decolonial critiques to development to the Unites States and Cuba using statistics from the Human Development Reports for the United Nations Development Programme.