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close this bookForestry Training Manual: Inter-America Region (Peace Corps, 1986)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentTrainer guidelines
Open this folder and view contentsTraining program overview
View the documentForestry observation guide for site visit
Open this folder and view contentsGetting ready
View the documentConducting the training program
View the documentWeekly evaluation form
View the documentSession I - Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the documentDaily schedule for technical training I
View the documentSession II - Special projects
View the documentSession III - The forest of the world, Peace Corps forestry goals, the individual volunteers' roles
View the documentSession IV - Language class
View the documentSession V - Record keeping
View the documentSession VI - Journal keeping and setting
View the documentSession VII - Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the documentSession VIII - Spanish language class
View the documentSession IX - Non-verbal communication
View the documentSession X - Basic site selection, planning and layout of a nursery
View the documentSession XI - Spanish lesson
View the documentSession XII - Cultural values
View the documentSession XIII - Soil preparation, seed bed sowing, and reproduction by clippings
View the documentSession XIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XV - Communication through illustration
View the documentSession XVI - Fertilizers, watering and containers
View the documentSession XVII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XVIII - Protection and record keeping
View the documentSession XIX - Individual interviews
View the documentWeekly evaluation form
View the documentSession XX - Planting trees
View the documentSession XXI - Spanish language session
View the documentSession XXII - Introduction to extension
View the documentSession XXIII - The principals of pruning and thinning learning how to make and use a diameter tape
View the documentSession XXIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXV - Volunteer's role as an extensionist
View the documentSession XXVI - Pacing, plane table, rustic transit and compass
View the documentSession XXVII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XVIII - Forestry extension
View the documentSession XXIX - Forest menstruation
View the documentSession XXX - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXI - Working with groups as an extension worker
View the documentSession XXXII - Agro-forestry
View the documentSession XXXIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXIV - Lesson plan and use of visual AIDS in teaching
View the documentSession XXXV - Small research projects
View the documentSession XXXVI - Individual interviews
View the documentSession XXXVII - Soils
View the documentSession XXXVIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession XXXIX - Community analysis introduction
View the documentSession XL - Soil erosion
View the documentSession XLI - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLII - Problem analysis
View the documentSession XLIII - Watershed management
View the documentSession XLIV - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLV - Review of expectations - Mid way
View the documentSession XLVI - Spanish language
View the documentSession XLVII - Species report
View the documentSession XLVIII - Forestry issues
View the documentSession XLIX - Spanish language
View the documentSession L - Field trip overview
View the documentSession LI - Ecology teams give presentations
View the documentSession LII - Individual interviews
View the documentSession LIII - Review of field trips
View the documentSession LIV - Project planning: Goal setting
View the documentSession LV - Spanish language
View the documentSession LVI - Resources
View the documentSession LVII - Compost heap. Insect collection. Light gaps
View the documentSession LVIII - Spanish language
View the documentSession LIX - Cultural shock - Are we ready for it?
View the documentSession LX - Grafting and fruit trees
View the documentSession LXI - Spanish language
View the documentSession LXII - Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the documentSession LXIII - Final interviews
View the documentSession LXIV - Graduation

Session XLV - Review of expectations - Mid way

Guest Speaker (to be announced)

Total Time:

3 hours

Goals:

- To review trainees' expectations from Session I. Assessmeent of objectives, directions.
- To have input from host country speaker.

Overview

At this point roughly mid-way through training, trainees' expectations are reviewed to determine if they are being met. Given the scope of training, are the goals which are being met realistic? Will they be met under this program?

Exercise :

1. Review expectations
2. Presentation from host country guest speaker

Materials:

Trainees' expectation list from Session I.

Exercise I - Trainee Expectations

Total Time: 45 minutes

Overview

At this mid-point we review trainees' expectations. We look at whether they are realistic and whether they will be met later in the program. This is a good time for trainees to see how much progress they have made.

Procedures

Time

Activities

5 minutes

1. Trainer asks groups to form as they did the first day and look at their expectations. Ask yourselves the following questions (posted on newsprint).



a. How many expectations have been met?



b. Of those not met, are they realistic of this program?



c. Which ones are not yet met?

20 minutes

2. Groups assess expectations and discuss them using questions posed by trainer.

15 minutes

3. Groups report findings to entire group.

5 minutes

4. Trainer responds, points out expectations that could possibly be met in future sessions. Reminds trainees of their responsibility for their own education process.

Exercise II - Guest Speaker(s)

Total Time:

Open (not to exceed 3 hours)

Overview

We found that lecturers who were asked to speak, unless they were experts (and we recommended experts in some previous sessions), were unable to cover the necessary material. However, we believe there was value in having host country nationals address the trainees, and we did not want to inhibit speakers by our guidelines. Here we suggest that one or more host country people in the forestry field be asked to address the trainees in their own language.

Procedures

Time

Activities


1. Invited guest(s) speaks to trainers on forestry topic of their choice.