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The Peace Corps initially entered Bolivia in 1962 with a group of health Volunteers. The program continued to grow over the next nine years, with Volunteers working in public health, agriculture, and community development in rural communities and in education in both urban and rural areas.
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In 1970, a coup installed a leftist military government.  A number of economic, political, and social circumstances strained the formerly cordial relationship between Bolivia and the United States. At the same time, a popular 1969 Bolivian movie, Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor), strongly suggested that Peace Corps Volunteers were sterilizing indigenous women. While the film’s director denied any association and the film itself was not a documentary, many Bolivians believed the movie to be factual. Public sentiment toward the Peace Corps became increasingly antagonistic, and in 1971, the Peace Corps was expelled from Bolivia.  
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Opportunities in education range from teaching English, math, or science to special education teacher training to teaching at the university level.  
  
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''If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.''
  
===History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Bolivia===
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== Specific Areas ==
  
In 1989, the government of Bolivia invited the Peace Corps back, and on April 1, 1990, 11 Volunteers arrived in La Paz.  Each of them had already completed two years of Peace Corps service in another country and extended for a third year to facilitate the Peace Corps’ return to Bolivia. Working in the departments (states) of Chuquisaca and Tarija, they paved the way for the Peace Corps’ reentry.  
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[[Primary Education Teacher Trainer]] <br> Act as a resource for elementary school teachers and occasionally provide classroom instruction.  
  
Many development indicators rank Bolivia as one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere. The repercussions of this extreme poverty are manifest throughout the country in high rates of maternal and infant mortality and preventable health disorders, an ineffective educational system, inadequate basic infrastructure, limited access to economic markets and technology, inefficient agricultural production, and environmental degradation.  
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[[Secondary Education English Teacher Training]] <br> Train student teachers at teachers' colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers.  
  
The Peace Corps’ long-term goals in Bolivia mirror those of the Bolivian government and people: To eradicate poverty and provide-at the community level-the knowledge, tools, and capacities to help people improve their own lives.  
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[[Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching]] <br> Teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, and calculus.  
  
Up to September 2008, about 140 Volunteers worked in five project areas: agriculture (production and marketing), basic sanitation (water systems, latrines, and solid waste disposal), integrated education (nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation education), microenterprise development (business education and community-based tourism), and natural resources (microwatershed restoration and improvement and environmental education). Volunteers in different projects often work together in an integrated and holistic approach to community development.  
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[[Secondary Education English Teaching]] <br> Teach conversational English, English as a foreign language, or content-based English in middle and high schools.  
  
Bolivia is a large and vastly diverse country with extensive development needs. Peace Corps Volunteers uniquely address those needs at the grass-roots level.  
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[[Special Education Teacher Training]] <br> Work with education offices, schools, and local teachers, focusing on methodology, individualized instruction, classroom management, and resource development.  
  
In September 2008, Peace Corps Bolivia was withdrawn and the programs "temporarily suspended" due to deteriorating political relationships btween the US government and President Evo Morales of Boliva.
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[[University English Teaching]] <br> Work with university-level students who need enhanced English-language skills to utilize academic and technical resources published in English.  
  
===Assignment History===
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== Statistics ==
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| align="center" | '''[[Sector]]''' || '''[[Assignment]]''' || '''[[Beg. Yr]]''' || '''[[End. Yr]]'''
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| rowspan="5" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
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| [[Ag Economics]]
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| [[1995]]
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| [[2008]]
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| [[Ag Extension]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[2008]]
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| [[Apiculture]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[Crop Extension]]
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| [[1962]]
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| [[2008]]
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| [[Soil Science]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[1996]]
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|-
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| rowspan="7" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
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| [[Accounting]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[Business Advising]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Business Development]]
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| [[2001]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Computer Science]]
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| [[2002]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Cooperatives]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1997]]
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|-
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| [[NGO Advising]]
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| [[2004]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Urban and Regional Planning]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Crisis Corps]]'''
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| [[Crisis Corps]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[1998]]
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| rowspan="7" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
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| [[Art Education]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[1998]]
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| [[English Teacher]]
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| [[1966]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[Fisheries Fresh]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[1989]]
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
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| [[2004]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
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| [[1967]]
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| [[1970]]
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
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| [[2002]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[1992]]
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
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| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[2000]]
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| [[Environmental Ed.]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[2008]]
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| [[Forestry]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[2008]]
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| [[Protected Areas Management]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1992]]
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| rowspan="5" align="center"| '''[[Health]]'''
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| [[Envir. and Water Resource]]
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| [[1962]]
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| [[2007]]
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|-
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| [[Health Degreed]]
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| [[2002]]
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| [[2005]]
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|-
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| [[Health Extension]]
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| [[1997]]
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| [[2007]]
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| [[Home Econ/Ext.]]
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| [[1962]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[Hygiene Ed/Sanitation]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[2007]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Master's International]]'''
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| [[Masters Internationalist]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1991]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
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| [[Unique Skill]]
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| [[1990]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
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| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
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| [[1975]]
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| [[1975]]
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Youth and Community Development]]'''
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| [[Commun. Serv/Deg.]]
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| [[1962]]
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| [[2007]]
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[[Category:Bolivia]]
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'''[[Education]]''' currently represents '''30%''' of the volunteer jobs, with a breakdown by subsector being:<br> [[Primary Education Teacher Trainer]]: 6%<br> [[Secondary Education English Teaching]]: 15%<br> [[Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching]]: 5%<br> [[Secondary Education English Teacher Training]]: 2%<br> [[Special Education Teacher Training]]: 1%<br> [[University English Teaching]]: 2%<br> <br> By location:<br> <br> [[Education|Education Volunteers]]<br> '''35%''' are in [[Africa]]<br> '''34%''' are in [[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]<br> '''16%''' are in [[Asia]]<br> '''7%''' are in [[Latin America]]<br> '''4%''' are in [[North Africa and the Middle East]]<br> '''3%''' are in [[Pacific Islands]]<br> '''1%''' are in [[The Caribbean]]<br> <br>
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== Education Fund ==
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Throughout the developing world, Peace Corps Volunteers are working in their communities to share the precious gift of education. Often Volunteer’s dedication to teaching is matched by a severe lack of supplies and facilities in which to help. [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=SPF-EDU Contributions to this fund] will help Volunteer and community projects such as school construction, English language training, school and library material, and adult literacy.
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== External Links ==
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[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatvol.edu_youth.edu Education] Official US Peace Corps Website
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[[Category:Programs]]

Latest revision as of 14:54, 8 December 2015

Sectors

Opportunities in education range from teaching English, math, or science to special education teacher training to teaching at the university level.

If you can offer a more detailed description than this standard description the Peace Corps offers, please feel free to include that so others can get a better idea of what certain work areas consist of.

Specific Areas[edit]

Primary Education Teacher Trainer
Act as a resource for elementary school teachers and occasionally provide classroom instruction.

Secondary Education English Teacher Training
Train student teachers at teachers' colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers.

Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching
Teach basic concepts, including remedial math, geometry, algebra, statistics, probability, and calculus.

Secondary Education English Teaching
Teach conversational English, English as a foreign language, or content-based English in middle and high schools.

Special Education Teacher Training
Work with education offices, schools, and local teachers, focusing on methodology, individualized instruction, classroom management, and resource development.

University English Teaching
Work with university-level students who need enhanced English-language skills to utilize academic and technical resources published in English.

Statistics[edit]

Education currently represents 30% of the volunteer jobs, with a breakdown by subsector being:
Primary Education Teacher Trainer: 6%
Secondary Education English Teaching: 15%
Secondary Education Math or Science Teaching: 5%
Secondary Education English Teacher Training: 2%
Special Education Teacher Training: 1%
University English Teaching: 2%

By location:

Education Volunteers
35% are in Africa
34% are in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
16% are in Asia
7% are in Latin America
4% are in North Africa and the Middle East
3% are in Pacific Islands
1% are in The Caribbean

Education Fund[edit]

Throughout the developing world, Peace Corps Volunteers are working in their communities to share the precious gift of education. Often Volunteer’s dedication to teaching is matched by a severe lack of supplies and facilities in which to help. Contributions to this fund will help Volunteer and community projects such as school construction, English language training, school and library material, and adult literacy.

External Links[edit]

Education Official US Peace Corps Website