February 1, 2003 - World Learning: World Learning Contracts in Guatemala and El Salvador

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World Learning Contracts in Guatemala and El Salvador

World Learning Contracts in Guatemala and El Salvador

Peace Corps Pre- and In-Service Training

World Learning has designed an integrated, competency-based, and experiential training program to prepare Peace Corps Volunteers for their two-year assignments in Guatemala and, until 2000, in El Salvador. World Learning develops training curricula and materials, delivers technical and language training, arranges homestays, plans and implements field visits, and assesses trainees' progress during the Peace Corps Pre- and In-Service Training Program. At the end of each 12-week pre-service training cycle, World Learning recommends to Peace Corps those Trainees who are appropriate candidates to be sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers. World Learning also provides Volunteers with in-service training sessions during their service.

Trainees receive language and communication training using a successful competency-based learning program developed by World Learning. Core curriculum training covers cross-cultural skills; the role of the Volunteer in development, including women in development; Volunteer support issues such as health and personal safety; an orientation to Peace Corps; and appropriate technology. Technical training is country specific and may include agricultural diversification; conservation and management of natural resources; community health; youth issues; municipal management; water and sanitation; and small business development. In addition, World Learning provides Trainees with work placement orientation and an opportunity for independent investigation. In-service training for Volunteers is also site-specific and may include technical, language, and core curriculum training.

World Learning’s Peace Corps training programs are noted for their responsiveness to Peace Corps’ evolving training needs and requirements; committed long-term personnel, technical trainers, and language teachers; and close working relationship between World Learning and Peace Corps in the field.
Peace Corps Pre- and In-Service Training

Partner: Peace Corps
Project: Contracts
1995–2001, Guatemala
1995–2000, El Salvador

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