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The Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone began in January
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==Recommend Books about the Region==
1962 as one of the first countries entered after Peace
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Corps’ launch in March 1961. In fact, Peace Corps signed an
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agreement with the new government of Sierra Leone just
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nine months after the country became independent from the
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United Kingdom.
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The first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to arrive in Sierra
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# Montefiore, Simon Sebag. Young Stalin. Knopf, 2007
Leone were 37 secondary school teachers in January 1962.
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# Remnick, David. Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Vintage, 1994
They were joined by another 70 Volunteers in August 1962.
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For much of the 1960s, PC/Sierra Leone (SL) concentrated on
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education, with Volunteers involved in teaching at many levels
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and throughout the country. From the late 1960s to the early
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1990s PC/SL branched out into the sectors of agriculture,
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community development, design-construction manpower
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development, and health.
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In the early 1990s political turmoil and civil unrest in the
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==Recommended Books about Armenia==
region engulfed Sierra Leone and Peace Corps was forced
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to evacuate its 82 Volunteers as a result of a bloodless coup
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d’état that took place in Freetown on April 29, 1992. In July
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1992 Peace Corps staff returned to reopen the program, with
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15 former Volunteers; another 11 new agriculture trainees
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arrived in August 1992. Projects in Health, Education and
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Agriculture were re-established in areas not immediately
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affected by the civil conflict, but growing violence soon
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made it difficult for Peace Corps to continue. Following the
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evacuation of the remaining Volunteers, the program was
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finally closed in October 1994. More than 5,900 Volunteers
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served in Sierra Leone up until this closure.
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Peace Corps conducted a partial assessment in 2001, hoping
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# Balakian, Peter. Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.  
to utilize Peace Corps Response Volunteers. Agency finances
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# De Waal, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War. New York: NYU Press, 2004.
did not allow a return, but full assessments were conducted in
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# Marsden, Philip. The Crossing Palace: A Journey Among the Armenians. New York: Kodansha America, 1993.
2003 and 2007, both recommending that the security situation
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# Suny, Ronald Grigor. Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.
in-country was conducive to Peace Corps’ return and that
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there was a tremendous need for, and goodwill toward, the
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Peace Corps. With the availability of funding in 2009, the
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agency made the decision to re-enter Sierra Leone with a
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group of 40 Volunteers.
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====History and Future of Peace Corps Programming in Sierra Leone====
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==Books About the History of the Peace Corps==  
  
In Sierra Leone Peace Corps begun in Sierra Leone with an educational
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# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
project, but Volunteers have worked in many program
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# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
sectors, including agriculture, education, fisheries, health,
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# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.  
parks management, rural development, and small-scale food
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production/processing.
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Throughout its history, Peace Corps has enjoyed a significant
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==Books on the Volunteer Experience==
amount of support from the government of Sierra Leone
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(GOSL) and the population at-large. This strong support still
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exists and was very evident during the many meetings held
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with ministerial level officials during the re-entry assessment
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visit, as well as during tours of the nation.
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Education, environment/agriculture, health, and small
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business development are areas in which the government has
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expressed strong interest in having Peace Corps assistance
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and support. Strengthening local organizational capacities,
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food security, and income generation are explicitly advocated
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as major goals of many national development initiatives. All of
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the initial activities proposed for Peace Corps fall within the
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scope of government priorities and will systematically adhere
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to the strategic policy of decentralization and building local
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capacities in GOSL’s overall development plan.
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Soon after the war ended in Sierra Leone, education emerged
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# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
as a national priority. The Ministry of Education, Science, and
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# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
Technology (now Ministry of Education, Sports, and Youth)
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.  
developed a comprehensive education sector assistance plan
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# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
for 2007-2015. Sierra Leone’s educational system has been
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
transitioning from post-conflict resolution to sustainable
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# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
development. To strengthen the educational system, the
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government of Sierra Leone and its partners are collaborating
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in every facet of the system to provide quality and affordable
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education. In response to this national priority, the Peace
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Corps’ initial return to Sierra Leone has focused on secondary
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education Volunteers teaching English, math, and science.
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The focus for future programming in Sierra Leone is strong
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and strategic growth. In 2011, a second project area is
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expected to be added to complement the existing secondary
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education project and Peace Corps will more than double
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the number of Volunteers in-country. Peace Corps will also
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place Response Volunteers. These are returned Peace Corps
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Volunteers who undertake more narrowly focused and shorterterm
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assignments. Future programming expansion will likely
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focus on agriculture, community development, food security,
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and health education, in keeping with GOSL priorities.
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| align="center" | '''[[Sector]]''' || '''[[Assignment]]''' || '''[[Beg. Yr]]''' || '''[[End. Yr]]'''
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| rowspan="8" align="center"| '''[[Agriculture]]'''
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| [[Ag Economics]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Ag Education]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1986]]
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|-
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| [[Ag Extension]]
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| [[1971]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Animal Husband]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Animal Husband Lg]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Crop Extension]]
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| [[1961]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Fisheries Marine]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1991]]
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|-
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| [[Soil Science]]
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| [[1970]]
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| [[1970]]
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|-
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| rowspan="2" align="center"| '''[[Business]]'''
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| [[Business Advising]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Cooperatives]]
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| [[1972]]
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| [[1986]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[Crisis Corps]]'''
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| [[Crisis Corps]]
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| [[1992]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| rowspan="15" align="center"| '''[[Education]]'''
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| [[Bus. Ed/Sectl Skl]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[English Teacher]]
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| [[1966]]
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| [[1988]]
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|-
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| [[Fisheries Fresh]]
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| [[1979]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Gen. Construction]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Home Economics]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Industrial Arts]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Phys. Ed/Youth Wk]]
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| [[1987]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Prim-Ed/Teach Trn]]
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| [[1966]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Science Ed/Gen.]]
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| [[1979]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Math]]
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| [[1964]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Secondary-Ed Sci.]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Blind]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Deaf]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Special Ed/Gen.]]
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| [[1979]]
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| [[1979]]
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| [[Voc. Trainer]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1991]]
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|-
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Environment]]'''
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| [[Comm Forestry Ext]]
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| [[1988]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Environmental Ed.]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1991]]
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|-
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| [[Forestry]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Protected Areas Management]]
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| [[1986]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| rowspan="9" align="center"| '''[[Health]]'''
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| [[Disease Control]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1981]]
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|-
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| [[Envir. and Water Resource]]
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| [[1961]]
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| [[1982]]
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|-
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| [[Health Degreed]]
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| [[1981]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Health Extension]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Home Econ/Ext.]]
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| [[1984]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Hygiene Ed/Sanitation]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1989]]
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|-
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| [[Med. Technician]]
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| [[1991]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Nursing]]
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| [[1980]]
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| [[1993]]
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|-
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| [[Physical Therapy]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| rowspan="2" align="center"| '''[[Other]]'''
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| [[Flexible App]]
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| [[1974]]
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| [[1975]]
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|-
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| [[Unique Skill]]
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| [[1966]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| rowspan="1" align="center"| '''[[UNV]]'''
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| [[United Nations Volunteer]]
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| [[1985]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| rowspan="4" align="center"| '''[[Youth and Community Development]]'''
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| [[Appropriate Tech.]]
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| [[1982]]
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| [[1987]]
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|-
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| [[Commun. Serv/Deg.]]
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| [[1966]]
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| [[1992]]
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|-
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| [[Mechanics]]
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| [[1983]]
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| [[1990]]
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|-
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| [[Rural Youth Dev.]]
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| [[1984]]
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| [[1984]]
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|-
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|}
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See also: [[Sierra Leone]]
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Latest revision as of 09:18, 21 May 2014

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Recommend Books about the Region[edit]

  1. Montefiore, Simon Sebag. Young Stalin. Knopf, 2007
  2. Remnick, David. Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Vintage, 1994

Recommended Books about Armenia[edit]

  1. Balakian, Peter. Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.
  2. De Waal, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through Peace and War. New York: NYU Press, 2004.
  3. Marsden, Philip. The Crossing Palace: A Journey Among the Armenians. New York: Kodansha America, 1993.
  4. Suny, Ronald Grigor. Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Books About the History of the Peace Corps[edit]

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Books on the Volunteer Experience[edit]

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).