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ERIC Number: ED505368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
The Impact of After-School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills
Durlak, Joseph A.; Weissberg, Roger P.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (NJ1)
This report is the first of several to come from CASEL's major meta-analysis project. The report describes the strong positive effects after-school programs can have, and the conditions needed to realize these benefits. A meta-analysis to evaluate the magnitude of effects obtained from 73 programs was conducted. Outcomes were examined in three general areas: feelings and attitudes, indicators of behavioral adjustment, and school performance. Highlighted findings include: (1) Youth who participate in after-school programs that promote personal and social skills benefit across all three outcomes; and (2) It was possible to identify effective programs. Three appendixes are included: (1) Bibliography of Reviewed Reports; (2) Program Notes; and (3) Tables Showing Effect Size by Outcome Category. (Contains 7 footnotes and 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Authoring Institution: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
IES Cited: ED505962