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Spanish Literacy Promoter- Primary School

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

March 3, 2020 - May 13, 2022

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Location

  • Dominican Republic

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The quality of education in the Dominican Republic is consistently ranked as one of the poorest globally. Spanish Literacy Promoters provide critical support to address challenges within the Dominican education system. Volunteers work in Spanish to support childhood literacy in the native language of the Dominican Republic. By strengthening childhood literacy programs, Volunteers strive to decrease the number of children who are over-age for their grade, repeat grades, or who drop out of school. The work of Volunteers helps to lay a foundation for lifelong learning and improve communities’ development opportunities through access to quality education and effective reading and writing skills.

Your primary assignment will be to serve as a resource for school staff (principal, teachers, librarian, counselor, academic coordinator), students and families. Specifically, Volunteers will work with teachers to integrate innovative teaching practices in the classroom, with students to improve their reading skills, and with families to strengthen their involvement in literacy education. Work will involve modeling and/or co-teaching literacy strategies, improving classroom management skills, sharing basic teaching practices, developing teaching materials, tutoring students, involving families in literacy, and promoting a culture of reading.

Volunteers will work in regions with the highest need for literacy promotion and those that have expressed interest in collaborating on this initiative. You will support the Ministry of Education in achieving its goal of having students reading and writing well by third grade.

The quality of education in the Dominican Republic is consistently ranked as one of the poorest globally. Spanish Literacy Promoters provide critical support to address challenges within the Dominican education system. Volunteers work in Spanish to support childhood literacy in the native language of the Dominican Republic. By strengthening childhood literacy programs, Volunteers strive to decrease the number of children who are over-age for their grade, repeat grades, or who drop out of school. The work of Volunteers helps to lay a foundation for lifelong learning and improve communities’ development opportunities through access to quality education and effective reading and writing skills.

Your primary assignment will be to serve as a resource for school staff (principal, teachers, librarian, counselor, academic coordinator), students and families. Specifically, Volunteers will work with teachers to integrate innovative teaching practices in the classroom, with students to improve their reading skills, and with families to strengthen their involvement in literacy education. Work will involve modeling and/or co-teaching literacy strategies, improving classroom management skills, sharing basic teaching practices, developing teaching materials, tutoring students, involving families in literacy, and promoting a culture of reading.

Volunteers will work in regions with the highest need for literacy promotion and those that have expressed interest in collaborating on this initiative. You will support the Ministry of Education in achieving its goal of having students reading and writing well by third grade.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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