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ERIC Number: ED499598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-4
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-0441-4
The Principal's Guide to Afterschool Programs, K-8: Extending Student Learning Opportunities
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh
Paul Chapman Publishing
After-school programs are popular with parents and the community, but are a lot of extra work for headteachers and the staff involved. This book will provide headteachers and administrators with the guidance they need to build a successful and sustainable after-school program. Based on a national study conducted by the author, this hands-on resource will take educational leaders through the step-by-step process, focusing in particular on the many bureaucratic barriers that can hamper teachers efforts. The author addresses all the important issues an administrator is likely to face while setting up an after-school program, including hiring, funding grants, facilities, volunteers, program evaluation, collecting and analyzing data, and building support amongst various constituencies. Contents include a foreword by Kent D. Peterson and the following chapters: (1) Why Afterschool Programs Are Necessary; (2) Building Your Afterschool Program; (3) Overcoming Common Obstacles; (4) Profiles of Successful Principals and Programs; (5) Evaluating Your Afterschool Program; and (6) Sustaining Your Afterschool Programs. Resources for Afterschool Programs are appended. The book also includes references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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