ERIC Number: ED484855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Using Technology to Support Academic Achievement for At-Risk Teens During Out-of-School Time. Literature Review
Hall, Georgia; Israel, Laura
US Department of Education
This review conducted by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) explores the use of technology to support academic achievement for at risk high school age youth during their out of school time. The task of this literature review was to sort through the many publications, research briefs, and observations in this arena, with a particular focus on at risk teens and the out of school hours, and to summarize the latest thinking on both the theory and practice of using technology to support academic achievement. This paper begins with a discussion of at-risk teens and a look at the literature related to academic achievement. The second section examines the literature on the use of technology as a support to academic achievement and the use of technology with at-risk youth. The third section explores the literature on out-of-school time programs, looking specifically at: (1) the use of technology in such programs; (2)out of school time program content as a support to academic achievement, and (3) the experiences of at risk teens in out of school time programs. By combining insights from these three domains, this paper will help to inform leaders in the out of school time program field, educators, policymakers, technology program designers, and other stakeholders as to what to consider when creating out of school time programs that use technology based learning activities to support academic achievement for at-risk teens.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Washington, DC.