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ERIC Number: ED446849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-07179-8
After-School Programs To Promote Child and Adolescent Development: Summary of a Workshop.
Gootman, Jennifer Appleton, Ed.
This report summarizes the presentations and discussion at a 1999 workshop entitled "Opportunities to Promote Child and Adolescent Development during the After-School Hours." This workshop brought together policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to examine research on the developmental needs of 5- to 14-year-olds and the types of after-school programs designed to promote their health and development; the workshop was intended as a forum for general discussion among various stakeholders. Topics addressed during the workshop include: (1) the impact of the policy environment on the demands for and design of after-school programs; (2) the need for after-school programs to meet developmental needs of children and adolescents; (3) the variation in scope, focus, and structure of after-school programs; (4) components of high-quality after-school programs; (5) examples of innovative approaches to after-school programming; (6) evaluating after-school programs; and (7) strategies for bridging research, policy, and practice with respect to the design and evaluation of after-school programs. The report concludes by noting that as more children and adolescents become involved in after-school programming, it will be increasingly useful for program organizers to attend to the issues addressed in this workshop. The workshop agenda and a list of participants are appended. (Contains 15 references.) (KB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children and Families.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.