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ERIC Number: ED504234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Supporting Student Outcomes through Expanded Learning Opportunities
Little, Priscilla M.
Harvard Family Research Project
This purpose of this report is to examine the role of after school and summer learning programs in supporting student success and to help bridge the divide between out-of-school time programs and schools by offering research-derived principles for effective expanded learning partnership efforts. Discussion points include: (1) Benefits of expanded learning, including less disciplinary action, lower dropout rates, better academic performance in school, greater on-time promotion, improved homework completion, and improved work habits; (2) Why and how schools and programs should partner and principles that support transformative, sustainable partnerships; and (3) Suggestions for future research on expanded learning and education reform, including implementing and testing a variety of expanded learning opportunity models. The report calls for education and after school leaders to work together in new ways to foster enhanced school reform through better integration with expanded learning opportunities. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A