ERIC Number: ED438406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Host Families Matter: The Homestay Manual.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This manual provides guidelines, sample documents, and sample lesson plans for the trainers, trainees, and host families involved in homestays for Peace Corps volunteers. The manual contains 11 sections that deal with the following topics: (1) introduction; (2) policy, timelines, and responsibilities; (3) medical and financial issues; (4) host family issues, recruiting, and orientation; (5) training issues; (6) homestay program guidelines; (7) matching trainees and host families; (8) trainee assessment; (9) conclusion; (10) 10 appendixes that include: acronyms and abbreviations, timing and duration of homestays by country, safety and policy considerations, responsibilities of the homestay coordinator, cultural tips about Americans, trainee homestay expectations, homestay family orientation for trainees, families and trainees joint sessions, sample homestay booklet for host families, and a homestay guide for trainees based on living with a Kenyan family; and (11) a list of 22 references. The manual is indexed. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Home Visits, Lesson Plans, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Training
Peace Corps, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research, Information Collection and Exchange, 1111 20th Street, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20526.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.