ERIC Number: ED465212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Principals and After-School Programs: A Survey of PreK-8 Principals.
Changing dynamics of the American family is putting pressure on public schools to provide after-school programs (ASPs). These programs can help children learn positive social skills and receive help with academic subjects in safe, caring, and enjoyable environments. This report provides analysis of a survey of 800 public school principals that was developed to document the prevalence and characteristics of ASPs in elementary and middle schools, to identify what principals consider the successes and challenges facing their ASPs, and to help the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) identify ways it can help its members and non-members strengthen, maintain, or establish ASPs. The research found that ASPs are now prevalent around the country. Principals see their programs as very successful and an important aspect of their school. However, many of these programs are potentially fragile because of funding and staffing challenges to keeping them functioning. Principals express a desire to expand their ASPs to serve more students and to provide more activities. An appendix contains the survey questionnaire and response totals. (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, After School Education, After School Programs, Child Safety, Elementary Education, Principals
For full text: http://www.naesp.org/afterschool/report.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Survey designed and conducted by Belden Russonello & Stewart Research and Communications in association with KSA-Plus Communications, Inc. and NAESP.