ERIC Number: ED031617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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The Educational Uses of the World; Experiential Learning and the Peace Corps. Peace Corps Faculty Paper, No. 2.
To use the world to study reality, the alternative is offered of working in a developing country in place of some of the usual formal classroom course credits. A few universities have tried intern training programs to train Peace Corps (PC) volunteers in special fields; an aim of the program is to determine what part of the PC program can be integrated into a student's regular academic program. Other universities are incorporating domestic or overseas voluntary service into degree programs in such fields as agriculture. Experience suggests that: development service degree option should be open to students in every field; as many field experience alternatives as possible should be available; core courses should be designed for the development service option; cultural studies should be organized selectively; and opportunities to acquire practical skills appropriate for developing countries should be given. (jf)
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Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.