ERIC Number: ED485306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
All Work and No Play? Listening to What Kids and Parents Really Want from Out-of-School Time
Duffett, Ann; Johnson, Jean; Farkas, Steve; Kung, Susanna; Ott, Amber
There is compelling evidence that organized, structured activities during the out-of-school hours play a valuable and a highly valued role in the lives of the nation's young people, but low-income and minority families are far more likely to be dissatisfied with the quality, affordability and availability of options in their communities. This study explores how young people spend time when they are not in school and what youngsters and their parents want from out-of-school-time activities. The study is based primarily on two national random sample surveys conducted in June 2004, one with 609 middle and high school students and another with 1,003 parents of school-age children. The primary goal of this research is to provide reliable data on what America's parents and young people want for kids during their out-of-school time and their experiences with it. [This report was commissioned by the Wallace Foundation.]
Descriptors: Play, After School Programs, Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Leisure Time, Learning Activities, Time on Task, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
IES Cited: ED505962