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Capacity Building of Organizations

The term capacity building refers to the process by which money or other resources are used to institutionalize the ability of an organization to achieve its goals. It has become a term widely used in education policy, practice, and research. To effectively guide the development and evaluation of school organizations, further clarification of the purposes, means, and impacts of capacity building is necessary. Following Beth Walter Honadle’s work, in this entry, a school’s capacity is defined by its ability to provide its core service—classroom instruction. Building school capacity means improving the school's ability to make informed, intelligent decisions about school goals and policy, develop a coherent curriculum and instructional guidance, manage both human and material resources, and forge effective links with other organizations. The purpose ...

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