ERIC Number: ED443569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective After-School Programs.
Walter, Katie E.; Caplan, Judith G.; McElvain, Carol K.
After-school programs provide an important educational setting for an increasing number of children and have been viewed as a way to help solve school problems, reduce drug use, and prevent violence and youth crime. This toolkit is designed to help school-based after-school program staff plan and make decisions in six critical areas: (1) management; (2) collaboration; (3) programming; (4) integration with the traditional school day; (5) evaluation; and (6) communication. The toolkit discusses key decision points, offers criteria for decision making, suggests effective strategies, and provides a set of tools to assist in the decision-making process. Some of the tools help with data gathering, some create formats for analyzing information, others help to structure dialogue around important issues, and still others assist with information sharing. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Budgeting, Cooperation, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll-Free); Tel: 630-571-4700; Fax: 630-571-4716. For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/after/belkit.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.