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Busch, David S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
In the early 1960s, Peace Corps staff turned to American colleges and universities to prepare young Americans for volunteer service abroad. In doing so, the agency applied the university's modernist conceptions of citizenship education to volunteer training. The training staff and volunteers quickly discovered, however, that prevailing methods of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Volunteers, Citizenship Education
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Lee, Chee Hye – Education and Society, 2017
The language policies and practices embodied in the Peace Corps/Korea program (1966-1981) are the reflection and the implementation of language ideologies that interplay with the socio-historical, political, and economic contexts of Korea during the 1960s and 1970s. Concerned with a nation's modernization, Korea placed an emphasis on educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Federal Programs
Binger, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers are being asked to implement cultural awareness into their instruction in the 21st century classroom, yet many lack the requisite knowledge and skills to accomplish this. The purpose of this inquiry was to explore the perceptions of teachers who are returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCV) regarding what in their long-term international…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers, Cross Cultural Training
Peace Corps, 2015
The Peace Corps "Programming, Training, and Evaluation Guidance" (PT&E Guidance) will assist field PT&E staff to optimally support trainees and Volunteers to build the capacity and contribute to improving the lives of people in their country of service. The PT&E Guidance consists of four parts. Part 1 of this guide provides…
Descriptors: Training, Volunteers, Capacity Building, Strategic Planning
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Tayaban, Dizon; O'Leary, Rosemary – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2022
This article analyzes a recent Peace Corps Response project led jointly by a Filipino scholar and a U.S. scholar at a rural university in the Philippines with the goal of coaching faculty who seek to make it in the world of international scholarly research and publishing. The article first highlights ten major challenges including lack of…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Periodicals, Barriers, Internet
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Fredrick, Ray N., III; Marttinen, Risto; Johnston, Kelly; Fernandez, Juana – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2022
Purpose: In the United States, after-school programs have been found to improve healthy behaviors and increase time in safe, structured environments for youth, but less is known about Latin American contexts. The purpose of this study was to examine the implementation of an educational program in an underserved school in Latin America. Method: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Disadvantaged Schools, Youth Programs
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Darling, Brianna; Thorp, Laurie; Chung, Kimberly – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Peace Corps Masters International program offers students the opportunity to combine their Peace Corps service with their master's education. This article demonstrates how classroom learning strengthened the author's Peace Corps service in Tanzania, which in turn strengthened her master's thesis. Peace Corps supports an approach to community…
Descriptors: Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Service Learning
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Quigley, Kevin F. F. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
A number of structural and contextual changes underway suggests that now that the Peace Corps has begun its second half-century, it may be the opportune time for a broader and deeper strategic partnership with higher education along the lines that the Peace Corps founders' envisioned. That partnership would involve higher education playing an…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Higher Education
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Champlin, Connie; Grogg, Kelly; Lee, Janet – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The mission of the Peace Corps (PC) is to promote world peace and friendship. This is accomplished through meeting three goals: (1) To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; (2) To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and (3) To help promote a better…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Library Development, Global Approach, Volunteers
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Lee, Chee Hye – English Teaching, 2021
Based on the socio-historical dynamics of English ideologies that percolated into Korean society, this paper explored the significant aspects of ESL ideology in the Korean context. Despite the generally accepted EFL context in Korea, the country is situated at the intersection between two categories: ESL from a perspective of English ideologies…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lambert, Simone; Goodman-Scott, Emily – Professional Counselor, 2013
This article explores a model partnership with a counseling education program and the Peace Corps. Counselor education students in a group counseling course developed and implemented a singular structured group session with clients not typically used (e.g., non-counseling students) to maximize student learning and implement group counseling…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Partnerships in Education, Counselor Training, Counseling Psychology
Holt, Janet; Hoppes, Emily – Peace Corps, 2017
This resource was developed to support Peace Corps Volunteers who are working with schools to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities and programming. It is intended to provide guidance, resources, and ideas to support comprehensive WASH programming that is focused on behavior change and sustainability. There is no "one-size…
Descriptors: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Females
Krizay, Erin – Peace Corps, 2015
English practice activities can be a great medium for positive youth development. Worldwide, young people are aware of the increased opportunities available to those with English language skills, creating a high demand for quality English education. As a result, Youth in Development Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are often asked to teach English.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Volunteers
Peace Corps, 2012
This document is intended to help Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts identify organizations that might provide books and other educational materials for schools and libraries in their communities. The services described for each organization listed in Section A apply specifically to Peace Corps Volunteers. The services and procedures…
Descriptors: Books, Donors, Library Development, Libraries
Rebekah R. Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This arts-based inquiry explores historical and contemporary configurations of state-sponsored transnational teachers, or those who teach overseas in programs that are financially and/or programmatically supported by their home government. In the U.S., some examples of state-sponsored transnational teaching programs include the Peace Corps, the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Artists, Researchers, Teachers
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