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Voices from the Peace CorpsFifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers$
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Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129754

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.001.0001

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… Job You’ll Ever Love

… Job You’ll Ever Love

(p.155) Chapter 6 … Job You’ll Ever Love
Voices from the Peace Corps

Angene Wilson

Jack Wilson

University Press of Kentucky

Over the five decades since the Peace Corps began, many volunteers served as local teachers. While a majority of these volunteers taught English, some of them also taught science and math. Although others served in various education programs, these programs concentrated more on specialized fields such as environmental education and resource teachers. Other work such as community development is often associated with particular needs such as health. In addressing the question of determining the appropriate job for a Peace Corps volunteer, we have to go over the goals of the Peace Corps which are as follows: to help the people address their needs for trained manpower; to aid foster a better understanding of Americans; and to aid in giving Americans a better understanding of the country in which they are to serve. This chapter first examines the job philosophy through identifying the volunteers's views, and then provides specific examples of jobs under community development, agriculture, health and health education, and education.

Keywords:   community development, agriculture, health and health education, education, jobs, trained manpower, goals of the Peace Corps

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