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ERIC Number: ED327299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
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Extended Day Programs for Latchkey Children.
Morris, Tom; Tadlock, Martin
In an assessment of middle school practitioners' attitudes concerning the possible use of school facilities for extended-day programs, 732 participants of a seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville were surveyed. A total of 472 participants returned the survey instrument. Participants were members of four- to six-person middle school teams consisting of an administrator, a counselor, and teachers. Participants were asked to respond to nine questions related to the possible use of public school facilities for extended-day programs. They were told that possibilities for programs included supervision from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., breakfast, recreational and educational activities, and dinner. Responses to the questions were consistently positive, but fell far short of total agreement. A majority of respondents felt that the basic idea was a good one, that parents would respond favorably, and that provision of services would benefit the community. Additional findings are briefly discussed. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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