Scott Christian

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Scott Christian
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Country Ghana
Years: 2000-2002
Site(s) Krobo Girls Secondary School, Odumase Krobo, , Eastern Region
Program(s) Education
Assignment(s) Secondary-Ed Sci.warning.png"Secondary-Ed Sci." is not in the list of possible values (Agroforestry, Sustainable Agricultural Science, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry, Municipal Development, Small Business Development, NGO Development, Urban and Regional Planning, Primary Teacher/Training, Secondary Teacher/Training, Math/Science Teacher/Training, Special Education/Training, Deaf/Education, Vocational Teacher/Training, University Teacher/Training, English Teacher/Training (TEFL), Environmental Education, National Park Management, Dry Land Natural Resource Conservation, Fisheries Fresh, Ecotourism Development, Coastal /Fisheries Resource Management, Public Health Education, AIDS Awareness, Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Water and Sanitation Resources Engineering, Housing Construction Development, Youth, Other) for this property.
Scott Christian started in Ghana 2000
Scott Christian
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Scott Christian, Wes Day, Cate Lane, Roger Myers, Kathleen Ryan, Jeffrey Worthington
Other Volunteers who served in Ghana
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Marian Baciewicz, Scott Christian, Wes Day, Roland Alexander FOULKES, Susan Fagan, Eugene Galgas, Kalman Hahn, Cate Lane, Roger Myers, Matthew Patrick, Don Pierce, William Reiser, Kathleen Ryan, Kate Schachter, Robert Whitfield … further results
Projects in Ghana
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Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Camp BALL, Capacity-Building Workshop on the Health Benefits of Moringa, Cape Coast Field Trip, Community Rabbit-Rearing Project, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Daughter to Work Day, Environment Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Fufulso Schools Rainwater Collection System, Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE), HIV/AIDS Educational Murals, HIV/AIDS Outreach Radio Broadcast, HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Workshop for Tea and Kenkey Sellers, Health Club, High School Kitchen, Household Compost Latrine Project, ICT Computer Lab for JHS, Kindergarten/Nursery School, Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows, Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pit Latrines for Community Schools, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Love Life: Valentine's Day Football Gala, Men as Partners (MAP), No Wealth Without Health, Polytank for a High School, Reading Clubs, SHS Computer Lab and Internet Cafe, Sex Workers HIV/AIDS Awareness, Shea Butter Facility and Machinery, Tolon Girls HIV/AIDS, Trees for the Future, Trekking Tour, Village Bicycle Project, Volta Outreach to Island Communities Expedition (VOICE), We're Ghana Play Basketball
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[edit] Description of Service

On June 24, 2000, Scott entered into an intensive community-based pre-service training program. This program included 110 hours of training stressing teaching methodology and an introduction to the Ghanaian education system. Scott taught in a community school where he was observed and critiqued by experienced Ghanaian and American teachers. In addition to teacher training, he received 70 hours of language training in Krobo, 40 hours of cross-cultural education, and 25 hours of tropical health instructions. Scott stayed with a host family throughout the eight weeks in order to enhance cross-cultural understanding.

After successfully completing training requirements, Scott was assigned to teach at Krobo Girls Secondary School (KGSS) in the Eastern Region. KGSS is a Presbyterian school and Science Resource Center with three grade levels for General Arts, Science, and Vocational Arts students. Scott taught Elective Chemistry (equivalent of grade 11) and team-taught two levels of Integrated Science (equivalent of grade 10-11). Scott's responsibilities as an active member of staff included serving as teacher-on-duty, supervising field trips, facilitating student forums, and advising on various committees (security, entertainment, Diamond Jubilee pageant).

Scott updated his skills by attending and leading professional workshops. Scott participatged in Peace Corps in-service trainings for science education, indigenous language and cultural training, diversity issues as well as HIV/AIDS education and information technology.

In addition to his educational activities, Scott took time to appreciate many customs of the dominant group in his community. he photodocumented many significant cultural festivals for the Krobo people (puberty and agricultural rites) as well as the production steps for beadmaking in Ghana. While taking time to study them, Scott realized the importance of beads to the local economy and in history for his community. Scott has since enjoyed expounding on this subject to students, art volunteers, and visitors to the local bead markets. Scott is currently working to open the local bead market to the U.S. trade market in the future.

[edit] Lessons Learned

[edit] About Scott Christian Today

Scott Christian has been teaching high school math/science through the special education department at Riverwood International Charter School. He continues to explore his community wherever he lives in the world.

[edit] External Links

http://www.msu.edu/~chris432

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