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ERIC Number: ED502762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Making Out-of-School-Time Matter: Evidence for an Action Agenda. Summary
Bodilly, Susan J.; Beckett, Megan K
RAND Corporation
A loosely connected set of providers, clients, sponsors, and intermediaries make up the local markets referred to as the out-of-school-time (OST) field. This field and the actors in it have been evolving in response to shifts in the economy, the growing demand for services associated with increased numbers of working mothers in the labor force, concerns over youth development or the lack thereof, and increased academic expectations for youth programs. This report presents the findings of a broad-ranging literature review intended to identify, frame, and assess relevant OST issues. Drawing on recent studies the authors provide an objective view of the politicized debate over the future of the field. They identify and address the level of demand for OST services, the effectiveness of offerings, what constitutes quality in OST programs, how to encourage participation, and how to build further community capacity. The report provides recommendations for improving the current debate over provision. [For associated report, see ED502765.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education; RAND Labor and Population
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A