Academics, practitioners to discuss international development and education initiatives for youth

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Leaders from RTI International and Duke University will discuss international development and education initiatives for youth, April 9 on Duke’s campus. 

The event, titled “Education Initiatives and International Development: Shaping Opportunities for Youth” will be held from 12-1 p.m. in the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies at Duke. The event is free and open to the public. 

The discussion will highlight RTI’s early reading and mathematics initiatives in developing countries that help shape a global agenda focused on learning outcomes. RTI education experts will share data, methods and approaches from these initiatives. 

The panel will include Amanda Kelso, executive director of Duke’s Global Education Office for Undergraduates, and staff members from RTI’s International Development Group, including Joe DeStefano, senior education specialist, Tim Slade, project management specialist, and Medina Korda, education research analyst. 

The event is part of an ongoing series of conversations designed to offer RTI staff members and Duke faculty, staff members and students the opportunity to discuss projects and share ideas involving international development. The series is co-sponsored by RTI and several international and area study centers at Duke.

 

Highlights

  • Leaders from RTI International and Duke University will discuss international development and education initiatives for youth, April 9 at Duke University
  • The discussion will highlight RTI’s early reading and mathematics initiatives in developing countries