ERIC Number: ED228211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-12
Peace Corps Stateside Teacher Training for Volunteers in Liberia. Volume V: Cross-Cultural Training and Support Services. Final Report.
PSI Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
The cross-cultural training module and support services for Peace Corps volunteers en route to Liberia make trainees more aware of and sensitive to cultural differences in human behavior and human interaction. In this part of the Peace Corps Stateside Teacher Training Model, the approach to training is both generic and specific, and both native Liberians and former volunteers are used as resource persons for specific content on Liberia. Concerns focused on in the module and support services include: (1) coping with cross-cultural experience; (2) recognizing personal values and attitudes with regard to stereotyping and prejudice; (3) realizing personal expectations and motivations; (4) learning to adjust to and deal with the stress of a new and different culture; and (5) recognizing basic issues of health and survival in Liberia. This document describes the cross-cultural training model and support services. Highlights of the training are summarized. The syllabus, including methodology, major objectives, and weekly training objectives, is provided. Also present in this module is a description of the medical and counseling support services provided for Peace Corps volunteers, and a performance checklist given to all volunteers. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PSI Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Liberia