Can Development Studies be Development Education?
This paper draws a distinction between development studies and development education. It argues that, unlike the academic discipline of development studies, development education arose from a recognition of a need for informed action on the part of those in the "developed" world beyond merely raising money for the provision of aid. This paper then outlines the result of a decision, in response to the recurring student question "what can we do about it?", to include in 2002 a development education project in an undergraduate course in Development Studies at the University of Canterbury. It raises the question of whether there is room for genuine development education within the confines of an academic degree programme.