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ERIC Number: ED503963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Out-of-School Research Meets After-School Policy. Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #1
Pittman, Karen; Yohalem, Nicole; Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia
Forum for Youth Investment
The past five years have seen a ground swell in public attention and public policy aimed at increasing the availability of after-school programs for children and young teens during the "risk" hours when safety, supervision and homework are a top concern. Popularly called "after-school," these programs represent a new and growing variation on the broader group of out-of-school time programs and opportunities that have been around for decades--programs ranging from youth orchestras to soccer leagues. What does research tell us about after-school programs? What outcomes are realistic? What practices are essential? What changes are measurable? How does the call for scientifically-based research fit into the picture? In the first of a series of policy briefs focused on out-of-school time issues, Deborah Vandell, a leading researcher on after-school programs, gives a walking tour of the research and Kerry Mazzoni, California Secretary of Education, shares her perspectives on how research influences policy. A list of key resources is provided. (Contains 3 tables and 12 endnotes.)
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A