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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
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close this folderTapping human resources
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Advisory groups

Because academic standards can vary dramatically from town to town, and because of the shortage of qualified inspectors in most developing countries, the most available qualified consultants are often local teachers. Not only do they have the "hands on" experience and expertise in their fields, but because their children, neighbors and friends attend the schools in which they teach, they also have a vested interest in the improvement of educational standards. The formation of advisory groups to consult with other teachers, school administrators, members of parents' associations, and local officials can open the lines of communication and the channels of material and human resource exchange.