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ERIC Number: ED110672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 487
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Par for the Corps: A Review of the Literature on Selection, Training, and Performance of Peace Corps Volunteers.
Cotton, John W.
The Peace Corps has probably had the most comprehensive system ever developed for large-scale selection of personnel; by 1973, nearly 400,000 persons had applied for appearance. During much of its history, a Division of Research has been operative; the monograph surveys most of the publications of that division as well as a number of other studies performed independently of the Peace Corps. The purposes of this review are to: (1) describe the personnel selection procedure; (2) report and evaluate research on personnel assessment, selection, training, and overseas performance, (3) suggest ways of utilizing research findings; and (4) suggest specific research needs. The book disseminates information not generally available, includes a good deal of general background material about the Peace Corps, and emphasizes numerical and empirical data. Autobiographical books or journalistic analyses have been omitted or treated briefly; some interpretive articles are discussed. The book is technical in tone and noncontroversial in nature. Only the final chapter, "An Overview of Peace Corps Goals and Research," is concerned in part with value statements and summary evaluations of specific programs or of the Peace Corps as a whole. A 41-page bibliography is included. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Books
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