ERIC Number: ED496522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Research Update: Highlights from the Out-of-School Time Database. Number 1, April 2007
Harvard Family Research Project
This Research Update synthesizes findings from the profiles of 15 research and evaluation reports added to the Out-of-School Time Program Research and Evaluation Database in December 2006. It highlights strategies for assessing program processes as well as key outcomes and features of programs that promote positive outcomes. The Harvard Family Research Project's new series of Research Updates provides key insights from each update in the database and highlights new and innovative methods and findings in the increasingly sophisticated, growing field of OST research and evaluation. The evaluations and research studies described in these reports use numerous methods to study the features and processes of OST programs and to examine how they contribute to positive outcomes for youth.
Descriptors: Databases, After School Programs, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Meta Analysis, Profiles
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.