ERIC Number: ED446849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, After School Education, After School Programs, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Children, Early Adolescents, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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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.