Capacity Building and Development: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges


Jean B. Laewen (Editor)

Series: Urban Development and Infrastructure, Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU054000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of capacity development opportunities and challenges and capacity building in education, health and capital. Topics discussed include capacity building for school improvement; unique challenges in developing capacity in rural and remote Australia; women with disabilities in urban Cambodia and vocational training; capacity building and sex workers in Southeast Asia; capacity building in old industrialized regions of Europe and in non-profit organizations using blended learning as a gateway to practitioner education; and capacity development research in public health and the environment in the Caribbean. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Education Needs Science: Is Medicine a Suitable Source of Inspiration?
(Elena Pasquinelli, Fondation La Main à La Pate (Académie des sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, France, and others)

Capacity Building for School Improvement: ‘I Can Do It, You Can Do It and Together We Can Achieve Our Goals’
(Patricia Stringer, Emirates College for Advanced Education, UAE)

Unique Challenges in Developing Capacity in Rural and Remote Australia: Arts Utility in Growing Rural and Remote Places
(Julia Anwar-McHenry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Australia)

Women with Disabilities in Urban Cambodia and Vocational Training: Truly Promoting Capacity Development and Self-Determination?
(Maria Costanza Torri, University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Trajectories from Deviance to Conformity? Vocation Training, Capacity Building and Sex Workers in Phnom Penh
(Maria Costanza Torri, University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Capacity-Building in Old Industrialised Regions: A Success Factor in Regional Development?
(Jörn Harfst, Naja Marot, Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria, and others)

Capacity-Building in Nonprofit Organizations Using Blended Learning as a Gateway to Practitioner Education
(Michele T. Cole, Brian J. Garner, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, USA, and others)

Enhancing Research Capacity at the National and Community Levels within the Caribbean
(M. Forde, K. Morrison, E. Dewailly, N. Badrie, L. Robertson, St. George’s University, Grenada, and others)


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