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International Outreach

CORD is an acknowledged expert and trusted partner for educational systems across the globe and has assisted practitioners in countries such as Brazil, Dominican Republic, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, and Turkey.

Global realities such as free-trade agreements, a knowledge-driven economy, and workforce competitiveness issues have created the conditions for new paradigms in education and training all over the world. The CORD staff provides governmental and educational leaders with tools to assess current educational conditions and identify gaps between educational supply and demand that may be hindering economic development. CORD’s curriculum resources and contextual teaching approach offer tools and techniques for preparing a broad majority of students for success in college and careers.

Curriculum Development Approach

  • Innovative
  • Customizable
  • Standards-based
  • Real-world-oriented
  • Flexible curricular integration

Professional Learning Processes

  • Based on CORD's REACT methodologies supported by contextual instructional materials in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Customized face-to-face and online teacher preparation
  • Contextual/active learning approach to the process of professional learning

Support Activities

CORD provides ongoing support to countries throughout the process of needs assessment, solution analysis, decision-making, and implementation.

CORD's International Experience

After more than 25 years of international experience, CORD has learned that no single approach to education works in every culture but that any effort 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 career pathways models abroad and developing similar programs that address the unique workforce development 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 has participated in significant education reform initiatives around the world.

Countries of Work

Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Saudi Arabia

Organizational Partners

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