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close this bookAquaculture - Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1990, 350 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentForward
View the documentChapter one: Introduction
View the documentChapter two: Training philosophy and methodology
View the documentChapter three: Goals and objectives
View the documentChapter four: Site requirements, logistics and length of training
View the documentChapter five: Trainee qualifications and assessment
View the documentChapter six: Staff qualifications, staffing pattern and staff training
View the documentChapter seven: Ten-week program: summary and weekly schedule of events
View the documentChapter eight: Eight-week program: limltations, adjustments, program summary and weekly schedule of events
View the documentChapter nine: Program design considerations and orientation
close this folderChapter ten: Program design - week one
View the documentSession I-1: Trainee arrival
View the documentSession I-2: Orientation
View the documentSession I-3: Expectations, rules and norms
View the documentSession I-4: Individual focusing
View the documentSession I-5: Pond observations
View the documentSession I-6: Processing - pond observations
View the documentSession I-7: Personal Interview - week one
View the documentSession I-8: Processing of week one - bridge to Peace Corps, goal setting
close this folderChapter eleven: Program design - week two
View the documentSession II-1: Management plan (part one)
View the documentSession II-2: Group discussion - profit incentive in fish farming
View the documentSession II-3: Stocking of ponds
View the documentSession II-4: Group discussion - fish handling
View the documentSession II-5: Use of tools and pumps
View the documentSession II-6: Trainee evaluation of training - week two
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View the documentSession III-1: Quiz (week three)
View the documentSession III-2: Management plan (part two)
View the documentSession III-3: Equipment shed, feed shed and pump - trainee responsibilities
View the documentSession III-4: Weekly technical report requirements
View the documentSession III-5: Field trips - week three
View the documentSession III-6: Processing of field trip
View the documentSession III-7: Masonry and carpentry projects
View the documentSession III-8: Dissection exercise
View the documentSession III-9: Social awareness
View the documentSession III-10: Personal interview - week three
close this folderChapter thirteen: Program design - week four
View the documentSession IV-1: Introduction to surveying
View the documentSession IV-2: Surveying projects
View the documentSession IV-3: Pond interview - week four
View the documentSession IV-4: Trainee evaluation of training - week four
close this folderChapter fourteen: Program design - week five
View the documentSession V-1: Guest lecturer - site selection, pond design and pond construction
View the documentSession V-2: Quiz - week five
View the documentSession V-3: Site development/pond design
View the documentSession V-4: Processing of masonry project
View the documentSession V-5: Issues in peace corps aquaculture programming
View the documentSession V-6: Introduction of seminars and seminar topics
View the documentSession V-7: Fish fry
View the documentSession V-8: Personal interview - week five
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View the documentDesign VI-1: Seminar preparation and presentations
View the documentSession VI-2: Pond interview week six
View the documentSession VI-3: Trainee evaluation of program - week six
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View the document(introduction...)
View the documentSession VII-1: Meeting - preparation for field trip
View the documentChapter seventeen: Program design - week eight
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View the documentSession IX-1: Field trip debriefing/reentry to training
View the documentSession IX-2: Site selection/pond design
View the documentSession IX-3: Wheelbarrow project
View the documentSession IX-4: Pond construction project
View the documentSession IX-5: Final reports
View the documentSession IX-6: Pond interview - week nine
View the documentSession IX-7: Personal interview - week nine
View the documentSession IX-8 Country specific information
View the documentSession IX-9: Trainer panels
View the documentSession IX-10: Male and female volunteer issues
View the documentSession IX-11: Level of intensity assignment wrap-up
View the documentSession IX-12: Basic management strategy for Oreochromis niloticus
View the documentSession IX-13: Final harvests
View the documentSession IX-14: Fish marketing
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View the documentSession X-1: Culture shock
View the documentSession X-2: Processing of pond construction project (and wheelbarrows)
View the documentSession X-3: Final interviews
View the documentSession X-4: Final trainee evaluation of training program
View the documentChapter twenty: Program evaluation
View the documentChapter twenty-one: Recommendations for in-country training
View the documentChapter twenty-two: Publications, equipment and materials

Session X-4: Final trainee evaluation of training program

Objective: Provide staff with feedback from trainees that can be used to evaluate the program and improve future programs.

Overview: Each trainee is asked to fill out an evaluation form similar to the ones they completed on a biweekly basis through most of the program. These are collected at the final interviews and are very useful to staff for evaluating their own performance and effectiveness, and for improving planned activities, session designs, training techniques and logistics. Following is a trainer note and a sample of a form used in past programs.

Trainer notes:

· With so much going on at the end of the program, it can be difficult to ensure that each trainee receives a form and that a completed form is collected from everyone. One system that worked fairly well was for the trainers to give an evaluation form to each trainee when notifying that individual that his/her final report was accepted. At this point, the trainee will no longer be distracted and under pressure (since the final report is completed), and should be able to give time and attention to filling out the form thoughtfully. The trainer asks each trainee to bring the completed form to the final interview, but should point out that the form will not be collected until the interview is completed. Another alternative is to give out the forms at the final interview and ask that they be turned in at the final dinner, but, based on experience in this program, this seems less likely to result in all forms being returned.

· An example of a final evaluation form follows:

FINAL EVALUATION OF TRAINING

Name:_____________________________

Country:___________________________

Date:______________________________

1. Please rate the following training activities on a scale of 1 to 5.(1=not valuable, 5=very valuable):

Orientation Sessions (first two days of program)

1 2 3 4 5

Set of pond management plans (stocking, feeding, etc.)

1 2 3 4 5

Management of your own pond1

1 2 3 4 5

Masonry/Carpentry exercise

1 2 3 4 5

Seminars

1 2 3 4 5

Resource people

1 2 3 4 5

Long field trip

1 2 3 4 5

Site selection/pond design exercises

1 2 3 4 5

Trainer Panels

1 2 3 4 5

Pond Construction Exercise

1 2 3 4 5

Final Pond Report preparation

1 2 3 4 5

Personal Interviews

1 2 3 4 5

Additional comments (especially on activities you rated particularly high or low):

2. Please rate the training program staff on the following (1=low, 5=high):

Technical competence

1 2 3 4 5

Commitment to Peace Corps Aquaculture

1 2 3 4 5

Professionalism

1 2 3 4 5

Concern for your personal progress

1 2 3 4 5

General attitude

1 2 3 4 5

Effectiveness as trainers

1 2 3 4 5

Comments:

3. Please make any comments you may have regarding the suitability of the training facilities.

4. Please rate your skill levels in the following areas compared to ten weeks ago on a scale of 1 to 5 (1=no improvement, 5=excellent improvement):

Pond site selection/surveying

1 2 3 4 5

Pond construction

1 2 3 4 5

Water quality

1 2 3 4 5

Fertilization

1 2 3 4 5

Feeding

1 2 3 4 5

Stocking rates

1 2 3 4 5

Fish handling

1 2 3 4 5

Harvesting

1 2 3 4 5

Extension methods

1 2 3 4 5

Economics and marketing

1 2 3 4 5

Report writing

1 2 3 4 5

Speaking in front of groups

1 2 3 4 5

Problem solving

1 2 3 4 5

Interviewing

1 2 3 4 5

Planning/goal setting

1 2 3 4 5

Comments:

5. Please make any general comments you may have on the training program and the impact it has had on your understanding of fish culture, the role of the volunteer, your self-confidence, commitment to Peace Corps and fisheries program, motivation, etc.