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ERIC Number: ED493721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Building and Evaluating Out-of-School Time Connections. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume 12, Numbers 1-2, Fall 2006
DeDeo, Carrie-Anne, Ed.
Harvard Family Research Project
This double issue of "The Evaluation Exchange" focuses on creating and evaluating connections between out-of-school time (OST) programs and the other settings in which children and youth live, learn, and play. One goal of this issue is to highlight promising evaluation approaches within the OST arena and build the knowledge base and agenda for new studies. The Theory & Practice article addresses the "why" of complementary learning by discussing how recent research builds the case for linking OST programs with other institutions. The Promising Practices articles examine the "what" and "where" of complementary learning, providing case-based examples of OST programs and initiatives that link with other learning settings. In Beyond Basic Training and Ask the Expert, multiple voices describe the "how" of building linkages. The Spotlight section describes new tools and methods for evaluating linkages, while the Evaluations to Watch articles illustrate emerging evaluation approaches and preview relevant new research findings. A second goal of this issue is to illustrate the array of institutions with which innovative OST programs are partnering. Articles in this issue feature a variety of linkage strategies that target a range of goals. For example, with support from Time Warner Inc., three articles spotlight the importance of OST programs linking to support postsecondary success. Meanwhile, support from City Year has enabled the publication to document another key link: OST and business partnerships. (Individual articles contain references.) [Additional support for this content was provided by: City Year; and the Marguerite Case Foundation. For "Professional Development. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume 11, Number 4, Winter 2005-2006," see ED491065.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Time Warner Inc., New York, NY.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED505962