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Peace Corps, 2012
This document is intended to help Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts identify organizations that might provide books and other educational materials for schools and libraries in their communities. The services described for each organization listed in Section A apply specifically to Peace Corps Volunteers. The services and procedures…
Descriptors: Books, Donors, Library Development, Libraries
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 2003
This booklet, one of six that compose the Peace Corp's programming and training (P&T) guidelines, provides information and ideas on ways to increase each post's effectiveness through linking P&T. An introduction discusses the direct impact that P&T have on the success of each other, since, at the Peace Corps, programming drives training, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Community Development, Community Resources
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 2002
Peace Corps volunteers are perceived as role models, technical specialists, teachers, counselors, heroes, and friends. This idea book shares specific ideas and frameworks for transferring the potential for positive guidance into classrooms and communities around the world. It concentrates on activities and strategies that increase girls' access…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Classroom Environment, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education
Ashrif, Muhammad I. – 1965
This English-Mandinka dictionary is part of the Peace Corps language training instructional materials series. Many of the entries include sample sentences illustrating the use of a given item. (CLK)
Descriptors: African Languages, Dictionaries, English, Instructional Materials
Naranjo, Laura Villagomez; And Others – 1986
A set of Peace Corps materials for introductory Spanish contains 19 units on aspects of Spanish verbs: the verb "estar"; the present tense of regular verbs; the use of "necesitar" and "ir" with infinitives; "querer,""poner,""tener que" and the infinitive; the verb "ser"; the present tense of irregular verbs; the past tense of regular and irregular…
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Grammar
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Peckman, Sherri – English Journal, 1996
Describes a special project, in which at-risk ninth graders created a package of materials that a Peace Corps volunteer could take with him to Kyrghyzstan, where he was to teach English. Explains how the package contained an array of student-generated materials, including videos, newspapers, alphabet books, and cassette readings. (TB)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Cooperative Learning, High Risk Students, Newspapers
Schur, Joan Brodsky – 2000
The origins of the idea for the Peace Corps are numerous and occurred well before the Kennedy era, but the founding of the Peace Corps is one of President John Kennedy's most enduring legacies. Since the Peace Corps founding in 1961 more than 150,000 citizens of all ages and backgrounds have worked in more than 130 countries throughout the world…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Secondary Education
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Moffett, Cerylle A. – Educational Leadership, 2002
Describes use of "Voices from the Field: Reading and Writing about the World, Ourselves, and Others," a curriculum resource containing personal narratives by returning Peace Corps Volunteers and lesson plans for teaching students to develop their reading and writing skills within a global perspective and to understand and appreciate certain common…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Literature
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of World Wise Schools. – 2002
Designed for use with students in grades 6-12, this curriculum guide uses primary source materials from the experience of Peace Corps volunteers in countries, such as the Dominican Republic, to enliven the study of geography, culture, and service. The guide aims to engage students in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others as they focus…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Geography, Global Education
Ray, Dany – 2000
The Water in Africa Project was realized over a 2-year period by a team of Peace Corps volunteers, World Wise Schools (WWS) classroom teachers, and WWS staff members. As part of an expanded, detailed design, resources were collected from over 90 volunteers serving in African countries, photos and stories were prepared, and standards-based learning…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1984
This module contains basic material to enable the workshop facilitator to teach concepts in agricultural marketing to Peace Corps volunteers. Introductory materials include general suggestions for the facilitator, a checklist, and a suggested timetable for a two-week workshop. The course is organized by 11 concepts: needs assessment, market…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Production, Behavioral Objectives
Clark, Raymond C. – 1980
This handbook is a general introduction to the handbooks, methods, and materials used in Peace Corps language training classes. The first part of the handbook introduces the reader to the nature of language teaching and gives a general introduction to the handbooks. It also provides a more detailed description of the handbooks on (1) communication…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Education
American Univ., Washington, DC. American Language Center. – 1960
This bilingual glossary is part of the Peace Corps Program and Training Journal Reprint Series, which is an attempt to provide technical support to Peace Corps volunteers and to share its material on "intermediate technology" with other participants in the international development community. The glossary consists of an English-Spanish section,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Personnel, Agriculture, Glossaries
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 1998
The guide is one section of a resource kit designed to assist Peace Corps language instruction coordinators in countries around the world in understanding the principles underlying second language learning and teaching and in organizing instructional programs. This section outlines basic principles of second language learning and teaching. An…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Glossaries
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div. – 2001
Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) began in Romania in 1995 as a weeklong leadership camp with the purpose of encouraging young women to become active citizens by building their self-esteem and confidence, increasing their self-awareness, and developing their skills in goal-setting, assertiveness, and career and life planning. Since that first…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Career Planning, Females
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