Difference between pages "Russia East" and "Template:Project"

From Peace Corps Wiki
(Difference between pages)
Jump to: navigation, search
m (1 revision)
 
 
Line 1: Line 1:
There are two Peace Corps/[[Russia]] administrative units: [[Russia West]] and [[Russia East]].
+
<noinclude>
The Russia West office is located in Moscow and supervises the Volunteers located from
+
This is the 'Project' template. The Project name is the title of the page.
the western borders of Russia to the oblast of Krasnoyarsk in the east. The Russia East
+
It should be called in the following format:
office, located in Vladivostok, supervises Volunteers from the Irkust oblast to the eastern
+
<pre>
shoreline including Sakhalin Island. The country director is located in Moscow and a
+
{{Project
deputy director manages the Vladivostok office.
+
|site=
 
+
|country=
==Peace Corps / Russia East==
+
|lastname=
Russia is the largest country in the world measuring 6.5 million square miles. It is 1.8
+
|firstname=
times the size of the United States. After perestroika and the collapse of the former
+
|state=
Soviet Union in 1990, the Russian Government implemented a series of major reforms
+
|communityfunds=
including the introduction of free-market policies, the elimination of most price controls,
+
|projectnumber=
the reduction of budget subsidies to promote privatization of state-owned enterprises, and
+
|projectyear=
the delegation of more responsibilities to local governments. This painful political,
+
|map= (display? "yes" or "no")
social, and economic transformation continues today.
+
}}
 
+
</pre>
The Peace Corps entered Russia in 1992, bringing Volunteers to assist the development
+
Edit the page to see the template text.
of business in Russia. The Peace Corps programs in Russia were administered out of
+
</noinclude><includeonly>
three offices: one in Saratov, one in Moscow (which did not have Volunteers), and the
+
{| style="width: 30em; font-size: 90%; border: 1px solid #aaaaaa; background-color: #f9f9f9; color: black; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 1em; padding: 0.2em; float: right; clear: right; text-align:left;"
third in Vladivostok—each with independent operating budgets and staff. In 1995, TEFL
+
! style="text-align: center; background-color:#ccccff;" colspan="2" |<big>{{PAGENAME}}</big>
Volunteers came to assist university English programs. Also in 1995, the Saratov office
+
closed, and the staff and budget for Saratov and Moscow consolidated in Moscow. There
+
are two Peace Corps/Russia administrative units: Russia West and Russia East. The
+
Russia West office is located in Moscow and the staff supervises the Volunteers located
+
from the western borders of Russia to the Krasnoyarsk oblast in the east. The Russia East
+
staff with an office located in Vladivostok supervises Volunteers from the Irkust oblast
+
near Lake Baikal to the eastern shoreline including Sakhalin Island. The country director
+
is located in Moscow and a deputy director manages the Vladivostok office.
+
 
+
After the market collapse of 1998, the value of the ruble dropped. In August 1998, the
+
exchange rate was 6.5 rubles to the dollar. It fell to 25 rubles to the dollar in 1999.
+
During our visit, the exchange rate averaged 30 rubles to the dollar. As the government
+
removes subsidies to services such as transportation, increased costs are affecting Peace
+
Corps operations in Russia.
+
 
+
The Russia programs were interrupted in 1998 when no Trainees entered Russia, because
+
visas were not granted. However, the Volunteers already in country were allowed to
+
complete their service, and the Peace Corps staff remained intact. In 1999, the
+
governmental sponsorship of the Peace Corps moved from the Ministry of Foreign
+
Affairs to the Ministry of Education.
+
 
+
Russians are highly educated; the official literacy rate is 98%. The Russian education
+
system ranks among the best in the world. It is a highly regulated system with
+
examinations for students and strict credentialing requirements for teachers. Education is
+
free and compulsory until the age of seventeen.
+
 
+
Increasingly, Russians identify English language proficiency as an important step to
+
regaining footholds in international trade, technology, information sharing, and study
+
abroad. This has led to a demand for English language and business English instruction
+
reflected in the fact that 75% of all students choose it as their first foreign language.
+
Because of this extraordinary demand, and because Russian teachers of English have
+
been isolated from native speakers, there is a need for assistance in teaching English.
+
Volunteers who do not have teaching credentials or teaching experience feel at a
+
disadvantage among their host country teaching colleagues. Russia training strains to
+
overcome the discrepancy between the training and experience of Russian teachers of
+
English and the training and experience of TEFL Volunteers.
+
 
+
Currently, 81% of the Volunteers in both Russia program assignments concentrate on
+
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). The Russia West
+
Volunteers are assigned to TEFL projects and business education. In the Russia East program, Volunteers are assigned to TEFL—two Volunteers remain in an environment
+
project and two in business education. Both the business education and the environment
+
projects in the Russia East program have had their last Volunteer input.
+
Russia TEFL Volunteers teach at several levels of the Russian educational system.
+
Volunteers with credentials are assigned to pedagogical institutes for teacher training,
+
Volunteers with advanced degrees go to universities, and most Volunteers go to
+
secondary schools or to “colleges” or technical schools. A few Volunteers work in
+
primary schools in order to have a full teaching schedule. Most of the teacher training,
+
university, and secondary school assignments are in urban centers, but Volunteers who
+
teach at some secondary schools and the primary level may be assigned to more rural
+
settings. In the Russia West program, Volunteers with a business background are
+
assigned to teach business English at universities or at the technical colleges.
+
Providing support is logistically difficult in Russia. In the 1998 PPA Worldwide Survey,
+
53% of the Russia East Volunteers and 69% of the Russia West Volunteers reported that
+
it took 10 or more hours to travel to their Peace Corps office; 35% of Volunteers in the
+
EMA region and 26% of Volunteers worldwide reported 10 or more hours to reach their
+
Peace Corps offices. In some instances, communication is unavailable, difficult, or
+
requires travel to a larger urban center. Email capabilities are available to most of the
+
Volunteers assigned to urban or regional centers, but not to Volunteers in the smaller
+
rural or village sites. Both posts plan to place more Volunteer in smaller cities and rural
+
areas, so the staff must adjust the site selection and development process and Volunteer
+
support accordingly.
+
 
+
 
+
==Assignment History==
+
 
+
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
+
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" | '''[[Sector]]''' || '''[[Assignment]]''' || '''[[Beg. Yr]]''' || '''[[End. Yr]]'''
+
! [[:category:site|Community Name]]
 +
| {{#arraymap:{{{site|}}}|,|x|[[Name of community was::x]]}}
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
+
! [[:category:countries|Country]]
| [[Ag Economics]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{country|}}}|,|x|[[Served in::x]]}}
| [[1992]]
+
| [[1994]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
+
! [[:category:volunteers|Volunteer's Name]]
| [[Business Advising]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{firstname|}}}|,|x|[[Firstname::x]]}} {{#arraymap:{{{lastname|}}}|,|x|[[Lastname::x]]}}
| [[1992]]
+
| [[1996]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Business Development]]
+
! {{#if:{{{state|}}}|Volunteer's Homestate|}}
| [[1994]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{state|}}}|,|x|[[Is from state::x]]}}
| [[2000]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Computer Science]]
+
! {{#if:{{{communityfunds|}}}|Funds contributed by community|}}
| [[1994]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{communityfunds|}}}|,|x|[[Funds contributed by community were::x]]}}
| [[1994]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
| [[NGO Advising]]
+
! {{#if:{{{projectnumber|}}}|PPCP #|}}
| [[1996]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{projectnumber|}}}|,|x|[[Partnership project number was::x]]}}
| [[1997]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="3" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
+
! {{#if:{{{projectyear|}}}|[[:category:years|Year of project approval]]|}}
| [[English Teacher]]
+
| {{#arraymap:{{{projectyear|}}}|,|x|[[Year of project approval was::x]]}}
| [[1995]]
+
| [[2001]]
+
|-
+
| [[English Teacher Trainer]]
+
| [[1996]]
+
| [[2001]]
+
|-
+
| [[Univ. English Teaching]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
| [[2001]]
+
|-
+
| rowspan="3" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
+
| [[Environmental Ed.]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
| [[2000]]
+
|-
+
| [[Forestry]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
|-
+
| [[Protected Areas Management]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
|-
+
| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
+
| [[Unique Skill]]
+
| [[1994]]
+
| [[1994]]
+
|-
+
| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
+
| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
| [[1995]]
+
 
|-
 
|-
 +
!
 +
| {{#ask:[[Volunteers::{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}]]|format=list}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
[[Category: Russia East]] [[Category:Country]]
+
{{#if:{{{map}}}|{{Location
 +
|Coordinates={{#geocode:{{{site}}},{{{country}}}}}
 +
}}|}}
 +
 
 +
'''Info about the [[Project was named::{{PAGENAME}}]]'''
 +
[[Category:projects]]
 +
[[category:{{{country}}}]]
 +
[[category:{{{country}}}_Projects]]
 +
[[category:{{{country}}}_Projects_{{{projectyear}}}]]
 +
[[category:{{{country}}}_Volunteers_{{{projectyear}}}_{{{site}}}]]
 +
[[category:{{{site}}}]]
 +
[[category:{{{projectyear}}}]]
 +
[[category:{{{site}}}_{{{projectyear}}}]]
 +
</includeonly>

Revision as of 19:56, 2 February 2009

This is the 'Project' template. The Project name is the title of the page. It should be called in the following format:

{{Project
|site=
|country=
|lastname=
|firstname=
|state=
|communityfunds=
|projectnumber=
|projectyear=
|map= (display? "yes" or "no")
}}

Edit the page to see the template text.