ERIC Number: ED218924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of the Status of Language Training in the Peace Corps. Final Project Report.
Clark, John L. D.
This report describes the planning, operation, and outcomes of a questionnaire-and-site-visit survey of language teaching facilities and activities at Peace Corps in-country training centers on a worldwide basis, conducted from March to September 1981. The report is divided into three sections: an overview, an analysis of aspects of current language training in the Peace Corps, and recommendations. The overview describes the development and distribution of the survey questionnaire; planning and conduct of in-field site visits; characteristics of responding programs; funding, facilities and supplies; trainees; duration and scheduling of language classes; instructor selection and evaluation; teaching materials; goals; instructional approaches and activities; in-service language training; placement and assessment; use of the Foreign Service Institute interview; special learners; contacts with Peace Corps/Washington; and recommendations. In the second section, a number of aspects of current language training in the Peace Corps are analyzed in terms of recent theoretical and research-based developments, with relevant implications being drawn for possible improvements in Peace Corps practices. The recommendations section further develops suggestions made in the course of the report. References and relevant documents conclude the volume. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.