ERIC Number: ED288168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
After-School Activities: A Survey of Fullerton School District.
Coalition Concerned with Adolescent Pregnancy, Santa Ana, CA.
The Coalition Concerned with Adolescent Pregnancy is sponsoring a project entitled Planning Programs for Young Adolescents which focuses on after-school needs of children between the ages of 10 and 15 in Orange County, California. To determine these needs, needs assessment surveys were completed by 90 seventh grade students and 93 parents. The results indicated two levels of contradiction. One level involved differences between what parents wanted their children to be doing after school and what the students actually were doing. The second level involved differences between the activities in which the students were actually participating and the activities in which they wanted to participate. While nearly all students indicated that they spent some afternoon time doing homework, parents wanted more time spent on homework. While parents indicated that they wanted their children to spend more time on school-sponsored activities, volunteer work, and getting help with academic work, only one-third of the students reported being involved in school-sponsored activities and very few did volunteer work or received tutoring. Students reported a desire to be more involved in enriching activities, but cited lack of access and parent attitudes as interfering with participation. These findings have implications for the development of after-school programs for young adolescents. The appendix completing this document includes: a letter to parents; a survey; an After-School Program questionnaire; a Young Adolescent Resource News newsletter, and a county, district, and area map.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coalition Concerned with Adolescent Pregnancy, Santa Ana, CA.