ERIC Number: ED222247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
3:00 TO 6:00 P.M.: Young Adolescents at Home and in the Community. [With] an Annotated Bibliography.
Lefstein, Leah M.; And Others
This collection of four articles focuses on the needs of and services for young adolescents in the after-school hours. In "Young Adolescents and Their Communities: A Shared Responsibility," William Kerewsky and Leah M. Lefstein discuss the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of young adolescents. Elliot A. Medrich, in "Time Use Outside School: Community Services and Facilities in the Lives of Young Adolescents," presents some of the results of a 1976 study of how 11- and 12-year-old children spend their after-school hours. Carol Frank's "Government Policies for Youth" offers a discussion of how federal youth policies, by concentrating on deviant behavior, have fostered the national preconception that only youth in severe trouble need--or deserve--public support. Frank cautions that the "new federalism" will have a lasting negative impact on youth programs at the federal, state, and local levels and suggests how youth advocates can meet this challenge. Finally, "Effective After-School Programs for Young Adolescents," by Leah M. Lefstein, tells of 16 outstanding programs offering youth such opportunities as community service, academic and cultural enrichment, recreation, health screening, job preparation, and more. A brief annotated listing of related materials is provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advocacy, After School Programs, Community Responsibility, Federal Programs, Individual Development, Junior High Schools, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Use Studies
Center for Early Adolescence, Department of Maternal and Chid Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Suite 223, Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC 27510 ($5.00 plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Early Adolescence.