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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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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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Brunette, Tracy; Crouch, Luis; Cummiskey, Chris; Dick, Anna; Henny, Catherine; Jordan, Rachel; Merseth, Katherine; Nabacwa, Rehemah; Pressley, Jennifer; Weatherholt, Tara – RTI International, 2017
As a result of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and reform efforts, primary school enrollment in Uganda doubled from 2.9 million in 1995 to 5.8 million by 1998. By 2016, enrollment had reached 8.3 million. Although enrollment gains have been dramatic, the completion rate has stalled for at least a decade, with only about 60% of learners…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Access to Education, Enrollment Trends, Preschool Education
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Brunette, Tracy; Crouch, Luis; Cummiskey, Chris; Dick, Anna; Henny, Catherine; Jordan, Rachel; Merseth, Katherine; Nabacwa, Rehemah; Pressley, Jennifer; Weatherholt, Tara – RTI International, 2017
This paper describes a 2016 pilot study undertaken in Uganda to document the real repetition rate in Primary 1 classes and to examine the relationship between repetition in Primary 1 and attendance in pre-primary education. The study explored knowledge and practice about the age of entry for children into pre-primary education and Primary 1. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Access to Education, Grade 1
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Navarro, Richard; Barbarasa, Estera; Thakkar, Ami – RTI International, 2017
We explore the recent undertaking in El Salvador to establish the country's first industry-higher education clusters in four economic sectors critical to growth and competitiveness: (1) information and communication technology; (2) light manufacturing; (3) energy and energy efficiency; and (4) agroindustry and food processing. These clusters take…
Descriptors: Universities, College Role, Economic Development, Knowledge Economy
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Bulat, Jennae; Dubeck, Margaret; Green, Paula; Harden, Karon; Henny, Catherine; Mattos, Mónika; Pflepsen, Alison; Robledo, Ana; Sitabkhan, Yasmin – RTI International, 2017
Over the past decade, RTI International has pursued the goal of quality, inclusive, differentiated early grade literacy instruction in nearly 30 early grade reading or early grade literacy programs in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries. Across our diverse portfolio, we have supported Ministries of Education (Ministries) in diverse contexts in…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Inclusion, Equal Education, Reading Instruction
Glennie, Elizabeth; Mason, Marcinda; Dalton, Ben – RTI International, 2016
Some states have created science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) schools to encourage student interest and enhance student proficiency in STEM subjects. We examined a set of STEM schools serving disadvantaged students to see whether these students were more likely to take and pass advanced science and mathematics classes than…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Course Selection (Students), Advanced Courses
Pouezevara, Sarah R.; Horn, Laura J. – RTI International, 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a relatively recent innovation with potential to provide access to relevant education and workforce training at scale. RTI International previously studied MOOCs in the context of the US market and determined that more efforts are needed to examine the prospect of MOOC use in developing economies. This paper…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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