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ERIC Number: ED012259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AFTER THE PEACE CORPS--THE RETURNEE CAREER PICTURE.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
RELEVANCE OF PEACE CORPS SERVICE TO CAREER GOALS OF VOLUNTEERS IS RECOGNIZED BY MANY EMPLOYERS AND SCHOOLS. THE CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT AND ADMINISTERED SELECTION AND TRAINING PROCEDURE, AND LOW ATTRITION RATE OF OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS ARE IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS. POST-SERVICE CAREER PLANS OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS ARE--33.6 PERCENT CONTINUING EDUCATION, 16.9 PERCENT TEACHING, 12.4 PERCENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 10.7 PERCENT BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, 7.4 PERCENT VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS, 4 PERCENT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AND 15 PERCENT MISCELLANEOUS. MANY OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO CHANGE CAREER PLANS DURING THEIR SERVICE SWITCH TO TEACHING, AND A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS PRESENTLY CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION ARE PREPARING TO ENTER THE TEACHING FIELD. SINCE 55 PERCENT OF ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKED IN SOME TEACHING CAPACITY DURING THEIR SERVICE, THIS IS NOT SURPRISING. FOURTEEN STATES AND CITIES OFFER SPECIAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE WAIVERS AND SALARY SCALE CREDIT FOR FORMER VOLUNTEERS. IN SOME STATES, SPECIAL INTERN PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN SET UP FOR ATTRACTING RETURNEES TO TEACHING. THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPOINTED A FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF PEACE CORPS AFFAIRS TO WORK WITH RETURNEES AND ADVANTAGEOUS CONDITIONS FOR THEM WERE ESTABLISHED. OVERSEAS TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO OFFERED TO THEM. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PEACE CORPS