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ERIC Number: EJ795177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3534
Capacity Building across Cultures and Contexts: Principles and Practices
Evans, Judith L.; Ahmed, Asha Mohammed; Day, Charlotte; Etse, Stella; Hua, Rosemary; Missani, Ben; Matola, Chaliza; Nyesigomwe, Lydia
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, v5 n3 p105-122 Fall 2004
This article provides an opportunity to look at issues related to capacity building--how the concept has evolved and how it is currently being applied--and a review of the components of effective capacity building in working with individuals and organizations. This is followed by a description of capacity-building projects undertaken by ECDVU students that illustrate the application of these principles at all levels of society--from working with parents as they support their children's development, to providing training and support to caregivers, to building the capacity of those responsible for creating and evaluating programs, to developing community capacity to sustain programs, to raising the awareness of civil society at large to issues related to early childhood development. In spite of the variety of audiences for whom capacity-building activities were created, the set of projects reviewed in this article have several commonalities, a key one being the fact that the capacity-building activities created have been developed within the context of the cultures where the projects were operating. Another notable quality is that the capacity-building activities were developed in consultation with those who were seeking new knowledge and skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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