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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
close this folderChapter 3 collaboration
close this folderTapping human resources
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Efforts to improve teaching conditions in developing countries start with human resource development Two of the most difficult tasks related to human resource utilization are:

° making do with limited or insufficient resources, and
° knowing how to tap the resources available.

Given the critical shortage of resources in most developing countries, dealing with the first task is most often an exercise se in frustration. Because of the lack of trained manpower and expertise, most developing countries rely heavily on foreign assistance to meet their manpower needs, Understandably, qualified people are often overextended, underpaid, and difficult to recruit for the smallest of tasks. Even so, the fact remains that many vital projects never get off the ground no: for lack of qualified people, but for lack of knowledge about how to tap the human resource pool.

How do we tap our human resources to the greatest advantage? The following section presents some ideas about collaboration with colleagues. Some of these ideas can be tried by teacher-trainers; others might be more suitable for teachers or Peace Corps Volunteers in the field. The point here is that all types of collaboration such as these should be encouraged whenever and wherever possible.