CORD's Educational Model
CORD's International Experience
International Resources
NCPN (National Career Pathways Network)
Adult Career Pathways
Contextual Teaching & Learning

CORD's International Experience 

After more than 15 years of international experience, CORD has learned that no single approach to education works in every culture but that any effort to toward education reform will be more effective when based on three main components: 1) carefully crafted curriculum, 2) professional learning seen as a process, not an event, and 3) strong community partnerships. 

Many nations are discovering the need for a world-class workforce and the need to link education to skills required at work. CORD has experience taking Tech Prep models abroad and developing similar programs that address the unique needs of other countries. With funding from organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development, as well as from foreign governments, CORD is participating in significant education reform initiatives around the world.

Countries of Work
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Saudi Arabia

International Presentation Examples
CORD was invited to present at the 2004 LAC & EGAT/ED Regional Workshop held in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in September 2004. The workshop was sponsored by USAID (United States Agency for International Development). USAID officials wanted to learn more about the increasing (almost crucial) need of addressing the challenges of education for the future, especially on technical and workforce education. CORD, which has built a wide reputation on this area, had the opportunity to show its work on successful standards based curriculum and contextual teaching projects throughout the region. CORD also provided a comprehensive research based overview about education in the Latin American region. For more information on this, please contact Dr. Agustín Navarra (anavarra@cord.org) 

Organizational Partners
Bom Jesus Franciscanos (Brazil)
Embraer Institute of Educational Research (Brazil)
Implementos y Maquinarias (Dominican Republic)

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