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Robledo, Ana; Grove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Arbeit, Caren A.; Bentz, Alexander; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Sanders, Herschel – RTI International, 2019
In recent years, nontraditional workforce training programs have proliferated inside and outside of traditional postsecondary institutions. A subset of these programs, bootcamps, advertise high job placement rates and have been hailed by policymakers as key to training skilled workers. However, few formal data exist on the number, types, prices,…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Training, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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McKnight, Katherine; Glennie, Elizabeth – RTI International, 2019
Schools routinely face federal and state mandated changes, like the Common Core State Standards or standardized testing requirements. Sometimes districts and schools want to take on new policies and practices of their own, like anti-bullying programs or using technology to deliver instruction. Regardless of the origin of the change, implementation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Principals, Change Strategies, Readiness
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Pouezevara, Sarah, Ed. – RTI International, 2018
This book responds to growing recognition by international education professionals, policy makers, and funding partners of the need for qualified teachers and interest in the subject of teacher professional development (also referred to as "teacher behavior change"). The book responds to important questions that are fundamental to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Change, Faculty Development
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Dempsey, Terri L. – RTI International, 2018
Attention to mixed methods studies research has increased in recent years, particularly among funding agencies that increasingly require a mixed methods approach for program evaluation. At the same time, researchers operating within large-scale, rapid-turnaround research projects are faced with the reality that collection and analysis of large…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research, High Schools, Educational Research
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Hayes, Anne M.; Dombrowski, Eileen; Shefcyk, Allison H.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2018
Learning disabilities are among the most common disabilities experienced in childhood and adulthood. Although identifying learning disabilities in a school setting is a complex process, it is particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries that lack the appropriate resources, tools, and supports. This guide provides an introduction to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Piper, Benjamin; Sitabkhan, Yasmin; Mejía, Jessica; Betts, Kellie – RTI International, 2018
This report presents the results of RTI International Education's study on teachers' guides across 13 countries and 19 projects. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, we examine how teachers' guides across the projects differ and find substantial variation in the design and structure of the documents. We develop a scripting index so that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Guides, Mixed Methods Research
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Wallace, Ina F. – RTI International, 2018
In the past decade, American and Canadian pediatric societies have recommended that pediatric care clinicians follow a schedule of routine surveillance and screening for young children to detect conditions such as developmental delay, speech and language delays and disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. The goal of these recommendations is to…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities, Child Development, Young Children
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Sitabkhan, Yasmin; Platas, Linda M. – RTI International, 2018
This paper examines common instructional strategies in early grade mathematics interventions through a review of studies in classrooms in low- and middle-income countries. Twenty-four studies met the criteria for inclusion, and analyses reveal four sets of instructional strategies for which there is evidence from multiple contexts. Of the 24…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Lindquist, Christine; McKay, Tasseli – RTI International, 2018
In a qualitative study of 40 women faculty in sciences, engineering, and medicine, respondents at all career levels and fields reported a range of sexual harassment experiences, including gender-based harassment (e.g., gendered insults, lewd comments), unwanted sexual advances, stalking, and sexual assault by a colleague. Sexual harassment…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Women Faculty, Females, Science Education
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Hayes, Anne M.; Bulat, Jennae – RTI International, 2017
Having a disability can be one of the most marginalizing factors in a child's life. In education, finding ways to meet the learning needs of students with disabilities can be challenging, especially in schools, districts, regions, and countries with severely limited resources. Inclusive education--which fully engages all students, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Needs, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Hedge, Jerry W.; Rineer, Jennifer R. – RTI International, 2017
Organizational life has become less predictable in today's rapidly changing workplace. Workers must make career decisions within an increasingly uncertain organizational, societal, and global environment. Businesses face the same evolving landscape, making it difficult for them to anticipate their employees' needs, desires, and likely career…
Descriptors: Career Development, Employees, Employers, Role
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Nassar, Sylvia C.; Al-Qimlass, Aisha M. – RTI International, 2017
Global youth unemployment is a significant cause of poverty, resulting in the persistent marginalization of populations. Education and career counseling professionals and professionals in policy, research, and practice concur that the consequences of global youth unemployment are dire. But leaders in these domains have not yet come to an agreement…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Career Development, Youth, Unemployment
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Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2017
The rise of the accountability movement in education has resulted in the proliferation of school report cards, school ratings and rankings, and other kinds of performance reporting for public consumption and policy use. To understand the strengths and limitations of school rating systems and the role they play in shaping public perceptions and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Institutional Evaluation, Performance, High Schools
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Bulat, Jennae; Hayes, Anne M.; Macon, Wykia; Tichá, Renáta; Abery, Brian H. – RTI International, 2017
Having a disability can be one of the most marginalizing factors in a child's life. In education, finding ways to meet the learning needs of children with disabilities can be challenging, especially in schools, districts, regions, and countries with severely limited resources. Inclusive education--which fully engages all children in quality…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Developing Nations
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