ERIC Number: ED489523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 38
Ensuring Equity, Access, and Quality in 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Policy Issues. Number 19
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
This edition of "Policy Issues" looks at the status of access, equity, and quality issues affecting the 21st CCLC afterschool initiative. The issue begins with background information on the 21st CCLC program, followed by an overview of grantee data on 21st CCLC program characteristics from the 21st CCLC Profile and Performance Collection Information System database developed by Learning Point Associates. The issue continues with a discussion of the research on afterschool programs and a focus on effective technical assistance that can improve afterschool instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations. The issue concludes with policy recommendations that can ensure access and equity in all systems supporting 21st CCLC programs. Specific examples of successful afterschool programs are included. In addition, a summary chart presents the key challenges, policy options, and technical assistance principles discussed. [This report was produced by Learning Point Associates, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. It is also includes a special excerpt by Neil Naftzger, Jonathan Margolin, and Seth Kaufman.]
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Centers, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Strategies, Technical Assistance, Program Descriptions, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Research, Educational Quality
Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 East Diehl Rd., Suite 220, Naperville, IL 60563-1486. Tel: 630-649-6500; Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Fax: 630-649-6734; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.