Capacity building for school improvement or creating capacity for learning? A changing landscape
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In fewer than 10 years since the year 2000, systems around the world have been affected by global changes and new understandings that challenge what it means to improve schools and build capacity for improvement. This article examines seven issues in the last decade and their implications for ‘building capacity for improvement’. It concludes that there may be a need for new language and methodologies to capture the fast changing landscape.
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