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Peace Corps (U.S.)

Overview
Works: 4,019 works in 5,277 publications in 2 languages and 143,008 library holdings
Genres: Posters  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Anecdotes  Case studies  Biography  Periodicals  History  Registers  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Other, Editor
Classifications: HC60.5, 309.2206173
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Most widely held works about Peace Corps (U.S.)
 
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Most widely held works by Peace Corps (U.S.)
Celebrate the world! AIDS awareness month( Visual )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace Corps : the toughest job you'll ever love by Peace Corps (U.S.)( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace Corps : on the home front : a handbook for the families of volunteers by Peace Corps (U.S.)( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 enacted on December 16, 2009 provided the Peace Corps with the largest year-to-year funding increase in more than a decade. It also included a provision requiring the Director of the Peace Corps to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the findings of a comprehensive assessment in the areas listed below: 1. Improving the recruitment and selection process to attract a wide diversity of highly and appropriately skilled volunteers; 2. Training and medical care for volunteers and staff; 3. Adjusting volunteer placement to reflect priority United States interests, country needs and commitment to shared goals, and volunteer skills; 4. Coordinating with international and host country development assistance organizations; 5. Lowering early termination rates; 6. Strengthening management and independent evaluation and oversight; and, 7. Any other steps needed to ensure the effective use of resources and volunteers, and to prepare for and implement an appropriate expansion of the Peace Corps. The Director of the agency also asked the assessment team to address how the agency can best strengthen third goal activities and agency reporting mechanisms
A life inspired : tales of Peace Corps service( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight first-person stories, recount the unique experience of being a Peace Corps Volunteer. Compelling, inspiring, sometimes funny, often poignant, these stories represent the breadth of Peace Corps work, the countries it serves, and its Volunteer diversity. Together, the stories reflect the adventure, the cross-cultural exchange, the personal growth, and the deep friendships forged as part of the Peace Corps Volunteers journey
To touch the world : the Peace Corps experience( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture matters : the Peace Corps cross-cultural workbook by Craig Storti( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A practical, interactive workbook that guides the reader through the cross-cultural experience, the major concepts in the intercultural field, and presents exercises, stories, quotations, and descriptive text to help the reader in successfully adapting to a new culture. An excellent training resource." Organized into six sections: Understanding Culture, American Culture and American Diversity, Styles of Communication, Culture in the Workplace, Social Relationships, Adjusting to a New Culture
Peace Corps, the great adventure( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace Corps times( )

in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace Corps : the great adventure( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years of Peace Corps by Gerard T Rice( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden force; a report of the International Conference on Middle Level Manpower, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 10-12, 1962 by Francis W Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the center of the earth : stories out of the Peace Corps( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toughest job you'll ever love : Peace Corps( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destination Lithuania( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and culture of Lithuania and discusses the economic and political changes that have occurred since Lithuania gained freedom from the Soviet Union. Interviews with children and Peace Corp workers describe their lifestyles and experiences
Peace Corps in the 80's by Gerard T Rice( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biographic register of the Department of State by United States( )

in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace Corps : the toughest job you'll ever love by Peace Corps (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing cultures with the Peace Corps : Peace Corps letters from the field( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peace Corps by Pauline Madow( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History, functions, and achievements of the Corps as reported by government officials and observers of world affairs
Cultural frontiers of the Peace Corps by Robert B Textor( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The present work contains analyses of peace corps programs in selected host countries (the philippines, malaya, thailand, peru, bolivia, afghanistan, somalia, nigeria, tanganyika, sierra leone, tunisia, morocco, and jamaica) written by an authority on each country. Coverage of domestic operations of the peace corps is strictly limited to what is necessary to an understanding of its overseas activities and problems. Each writer is a social scientist or historian who has had an opportunity to observe volunteers in action in a host country. The unifying theme in all these studies lies in the differences separating the american culture of the volunteers from that of host populations, and in the mutual communication and cooperation that pass, or should pass, between them. The document includes a foreword by margaret mead, an index, appendixes on the organization of the peace corps and the in-up-out principle, and chapter references. It is available for $6.95 from the M.I.T. press, massachusetts institute of technology, cambridge, massachusetts 02142. 379 pages. (Ly)
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Action

controlled identityUnited States. Department of State

Amerykański Korpus Pokoju.

Cuerpo da Paz (U. S.)

Cuerpo de Paz (U.S.)

Cuerpo de Paz United States

Cuerpos de la Paz (U.S.)

Cuerpos de Paz (U.S.)

Ėnkh Taĭvny Korpus (U.S.)

Fredskåren

Korpus mira (U.S.)

Korpus Mira United States

Korpus Pokoju.

Peace Corps (U.S.)

Peace Corps United States

Spojené státy americké. Action. Peace Corps

Spojené státy americké. Peace Corps

U.S. Peace Corps

U. S. Peace Corpus

United States. Action. Peace Corps

United States Cuerpo de Paz

United States. Department of State. Peace Corps

United States. Dept. of State. Peace Corps

United States Korpus Mira

United States Peace Corps

US Peace Corps

Languages
English (262)

Chinese (2)

Covers
Culture matters : the Peace Corps cross-cultural workbookFrom the center of the earth : stories out of the Peace CorpsLiving poor : a Peace Corps chronicleAway from home : letters to my familySo, you want to join the Peace Corps : what to know before you goAmerican taboo : a murder in the Peace CorpsAll you need is love : the Peace Corps and the spirit of the 1960s