Serving Ethically: A Developing Country Perspective on Quality Education for Professional Practice

  • Jeanette Baird


Education for professional practice in emerging and developing nations presents specific challenges, especially in environments where good governance is patchy and personal integrity is frequently tested. Models for professional learning in developing countries need to: build students’ capabilities for resilient, ethical conduct as independent actors in fraught situations; help students reflexively to balance local and global skills to serve national needs; and equip educators with the skills to be effective facilitators when the learning infrastructure is immature. Examples are provided of developments at one university in Papua New Guinea.


Professions Higher education Professional ethics Developing countries International development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette Baird
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  1. 1.Divine Word UniversityMadangPapua New Guinea

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