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Title: Team activity overview, strong and weak aspects of your teams programs


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  • Team activity overview, strong and weak aspects
    of your teams programs
  • 2. What impressed you most during the program
  • 3. An interesting, moving story from your
    volunteering experience
  • 4. What do you think are the possible impacts of
    your presence and programs, in
  • what ways
  • 5. How have you changed during the program
  • 6. What would you have done differently if you
    were to do it again?

2
Dream Corps 2007 Jiangxi team conclusion forum
presentation Team members Margaret
Bailey Jingyuan (Linda) Tan Fan Yang Lei
Yu Mengqi Zhang
3
Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

4
Site overview
  • Desheng central elementary school
  • Desheng middle school
  • Lichuan Dream community library

5
Site overview Desheng central elementary school
  • School profile
  • Around 300 students, range from preschool to
    grade 5
  • Around 20 teachers and administrative staff
  • Ranks 2 among rural elementary schools in
    Lichuan county
  • Four satellite village branch schools

6
Site overview Desheng central elementary school
  • Past DC work
  • Around 470 books
  • Experimental site for electronic management
    system
  • One volunteering librarian trained
  • Collaboration with local book rental

7
Site overview Desheng central elementary school
8
Site overview Desheng middle school
  • School profile
  • Around 650 students, range from grade 6 to 9
  • Around 25 teachers and administrative staff
  • Ranks 1 among rural middle schools in Lichuan
    county
  • Past DC work
  • - Visits in 2005 and 2006 but no substantial work
    done

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Site overview Desheng middle school
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Site overview Lichuan Dream community library
  • Library profile
  • Established in 2004 through collaboration with
    the Tu family
  • Over 1000 books and 200 magazines
  • Volunteering librarians were the Tu family
    members
  • Closed since last summer due to lack of time
  • Past DC work
  • 2005 Jiangxi team helped with getting media
    attention
  • 2006 Jiangxi team conducted a puppet show and
    helped with promotions
  • DC and the Tu family (big brother Tu Jiong, and
    younger sister Tu Xiaohua)
  • kept in close contact throughout the years

11
Site overview Lichuan Dream community library
12
Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

13
Rural elementary school library project
  • Library conditions when we arrived
  • 3rd to 5th graders and teachers all have library
    cards (around 200)
  • Library opened to students every Monday and
    Friday lunch time
  • - Operation largely depended on availability of
    librarian Tao laoshi
  • 1000 borrowing/returning activities recorded
  • 42 members never borrowed and 42 borrowed over
    10 times
  • Computer was taken away last term
  • Lost library cards never replaced
  • 16 lost books out of 470

14
Rural elementary school library project
  • What we did 1 school library expansion
  • - From TXX 200 books for 1st and 2nd graders
    (type I)
  • 800 books for 3rd to 5th graders (type II)
  • 50 books for teacher (type III)
  • - From Ai Xin Yi Jiao book rental 100 books for
    1st and 2nd graders (type I)
  • All type II and type III books were added to
    existing electronic management
  • system
  • We suggested weekly reading class for 1st and
    2nd graders
  • students can borrow 2 books at a time
  • compensation-based lost card
    replacement (2 yuan)

15
Rural elementary school library project
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Rural elementary school library project
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Rural elementary school library project
  • Advantages
  • Electronic system efficiently provides user
    history, statistical information
  • Students already highly familiar with public
    library practice
  • Librarian Tao laoshi is responsible and has
    organizational strategies
  • School government has ambition in improving
    library
  • To be improved
  • - Tao laoshi does not receive formal
    recognition/compensation
  • - Many teachers lack initiative in library usage
  • Computer may be borrowed

18
Rural elementary school library project
  • What we did 2 reading program
  • Reading/reciting contest
  • Purpose build interest and confidence in
    sharing reading materials
  • Participants 1st to 4th grade classes
  • Prizes for all participants books
  • Essay contest
  • -Topic My favourate book or any book/reading
    related topics
  • Participants 3rd to 5th graders
  • Prizes for 11 winners more books
  • Reading award
  • Winner 16 students that have borrowed over 13
    times in a year
  • Prizes stationary

19
Rural elementary school library project
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Rural elementary school library project
  • What we did 3 library survey
  • Participants 148 randomly selected 3rd to 5th
    graders
  • Survey was designed to minimize bias and
    misunderstanding

21
Rural elementary school library project
What we did 3 library survey (Cont.)
22
Rural elementary school library project
  • What we did 4 Revisiting seedling fund
    receivers
  • 9 students all from satellite schools
  • Gifts books and stationary

23
Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

24
Rural middle school English teaching
  • The Kids!
  • I was able to teach three classes two grade 2
    and one grade 1
  • Grade 2 students were more shy most did not
    have a firm grasp on English at all
  • Grade 1 students were extremely energetic and
    eager to show me how well they comprehended the
    language and wanted to continue to improve

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Rural middle school English teaching
  • The Teachers!
  • 3 English teachers
  • Grade 1 teachervery strict, concentrates mainly
    on vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Grade 2 teachervery laidback, will revert back
    to speaking Chinese if no one responds to his
    English questions
  • Grade 3 teacherhas the best English,
    concentrates mainly on listening comprehension
    and grammar

27
Rural middle school English teaching
  • What I Did
  • Reviewed past textbook chapters
  • Focused on confusing grammar points, sentence
    structure, vocab, and pronunciation
  • Encouraged them to come up with their own
    creative sentences

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Rural middle school English teaching
  • What I Could Have Done Better
  • More English teaching experience
  • More concentration on COMPREHENSION of vocabulary
    and grammar
  • More diverse exercises
  • Better understanding of Chinese
  • Worked more with Liang Laoshi Lan Laoshi
  • MORE TIME!!

30
Problems That Are Basically Unsolvable…
31
Surveys
32
Connection to Dream Corps
33
Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

34
Township community library project
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Township community library project
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Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

37
Proposal unified electronic library management
system
Definition an identical set of accessories,
software and core methods that
enables electronic library management on all DC
libraries. Advantages reduce cost
build on previous experience our unique
branding
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Proposal unified electronic library management
system
Balance sheet (Lichuan example) 1000 library
cards 350 yuan 2000 barcode stickers 100
yuan Barcode scanner 100 to 300
yuan Computer Donated or shared Computer
software Pirated Building on our past
experiences Priceless!
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Proposal unified electronic library management
system
  • Past experiences
  • Rural elementary school children capable of
    using such system
  • Potentially promote borrowing/returning books
  • Bar-coding and data entry not very challenging or
    time consuming
  • Need to find/purchase simple and complete
    software
  • - Require a certain amount of input from
    school/collaborator

40
Proposal unified electronic library management
system
  • Branding
  • Q What is one of DCs main projects?
  • A To bring electronically managed library
    systems to rural China.
  • Being unique and professional helps with
    promotion, fundraising,
  • recruitment, training

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Proposal unified electronic library management
system
  • Specific suggestions
  • Uniformly purchase/obtain all hardware
    (including computer software)
  • Choose sites and volunteers with right capacity
  • Provide specific training during training camp
  • Choose successful sites as examples for lateral
    expansion and
  • posters

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Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

43
Charge-based community library operation
proposal
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Presentation outline
  • Site overview
  • Rural elementary school library project
  • Rural middle school English teaching
  • Township community library project
  • Unified electronic library management system
    proposal
  • Charge-based community library operation proposal
  • Future plans for Jiangxi site

45
Charge-based community library operation
proposal
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46
Charge-based community library operation
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47
Acknowledgements
  • Many thanks to our partners and friends
  • Tu family
  • Desheng elementary school
  • Desheng middle school
  • Lichuan Bureau of Education
  • Ai Xin Yi Jiao book rental
  • Rifeng police station
  • DC University of Toronto chapter
  • DC University of Virginia chapter

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