ERIC Number: ED307485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriate Community Technology: A Training Manual. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-28.
Clavaud, Donna; And Others
Based on experience in the field, this training program was developed to help Peace Corps trainers teach appropriate community technology to Peace Corps volunteers and community workers. The 8-week, 104-session training program is organized in six phases that cover the following topics: introduction to training; earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves; pedal/treadle power; solar water heaters; solar agricultural dryers; and concluding the program--the energy fair. Each of the technical and nontechnical areas is related to the other components of the program. Health and nutrition and the role of the volunteer in development are stressed throughout the program. Nonformal education and cross-cultural education are the integrating principles of the program. Each session outline contains total time, objectives, resources, trainer notes, procedures, and handouts as needed. Appendixes list skills for development facilitators, outline two-week workshops, and provide 14 pages of bibliographies. (KC)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Community Development, Community Resources, Competence, Competency Based Education, Conservation Education, Cooking Instruction, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Resources, Food, Food Standards, Foods Instruction, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Solar Energy, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Water Resources
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Authoring Institution: Farallones Inst., Occidental, CA.