ERIC Number: ED500343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What It Takes to Achieve It. Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation. Number 10
Little, Priscilla M. D.; Wimer, Christopher; Weiss, Heather B.
Harvard Family Research Project
This research brief draws on seminal research and evaluation studies to address two primary questions: (a) Does participation in after school programs make a difference, and, if so (b) what conditions appear to be necessary to achieve positive results? The brief concludes with a set of questions to spur conversation about the evolving role of after school in efforts to expand time and opportunities for children and youth in the 21st century. (Contains 60 notes.) [Additional funding for this brief was provided by The Wallace Foundation.]
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Extracurricular Activities, Enrichment Activities
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Nellie Mae Foundation, Braintree, MA.; William T. Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.