ERIC Number: ED494012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Evaluation of The Story in History: Engaging Youth in African American Lives
Education Development Center, Inc.
Thirteen/WNET commissioned the Center for Children and Technology to conduct an external evaluation of The Story in History initiative. The evaluation, which is the focus of this report, assessed the extent to which local partnerships between Thirteen, local stations and individual chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs fostered youth participation in the initiative in general and promoted historical awareness and engagement among underserved youth in particular. The following three research questions guided the evaluation: (1) What are the components of Thirteen's outreach efforts that help Boys & Girls Club and local public television station staffs develop a project that invites young people into historical investigations that are meaningful to them; (2) What strategies do Boys & Girls Club staff use to implement The Story in History initiative for youth within their communities; and (3) How do participating youth respond to AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVES at their local Boys & Girls Club and what are youth's perceptions of history and their cultural heritage as a result of their experience? This report comprises four sections: (1) Initiative Resources; (2) Profile of Participants; (3) Findings; and (4) Lessons Learned and Recommendations. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Young Adults, Public Television, After School Programs, Youth Programs, Participant Satisfaction, African American History, Outreach Programs, Youth Clubs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Research Methodology, Guidance Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.