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dc.contributor.authorDebebe, Gelaye*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:53:00Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:53:00Zen
dc.date.issued2002-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0961450220149726en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130557en
dc.descriptionIn many development projects, individuals from one organisation are assigned and relocated to another organisation. For these 'guests' to be effective in the provision of technical assistance, they need to learn about and adapt to the local milieu. Using a Navajo case study, this paper analyses how practices called acts allow guests to make effective contributions through learning and adaptation. It is shown that two categories of acts, calibrating and progressing, are crucial in this regard. Calibrating allows guests to assess the appropriateness of assumptions, and progressing allows them to elicit information and explanations to help develop an understanding of the context. These sets of acts contribute to cross-cultural communicative competence and, thereby, to the success of the development project.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent15en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/guest-learning-and-adaptation-in-the-field-a-navajo-case-study-130557
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleGuest learning and adaptation in the field: a Navajo case studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Statesen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and the Learning Organisationen
prism.number3 & 4en
prism.volume12en


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