As an IPSD student, I have the incredible opportunity to gain academic insight in the classroom and the privilege to explore new communities and cultures abroad.
My international placement at the American International School in Mozambique is a theoretical and field investigation of the pedagogy of development. I ask: what does development mean in the primary and secondary school classroom? How are students engaged with the development practices that are lacking or taking place in their own or surrounding communities? What initiatives are in place within the school to bridge the gaps between races, classes and communities–to improve current development practices and prevent ever widening chasms of economic and opportunistic disparity in the future?