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ERIC Number: ED550306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-0432-7
A Quantitative Study of Graduate Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of Out-of-School Time Programs and Students with Disabilities
Zamora, Larry Anthony
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
There are approximately 15 million school-age children left unsupervised during hours when school is not in session. Studies indicate that crime (drug use, violent, abuse) triples for school-aged children (Kinder through 12th grade) and the risk of becoming a victim of such crimes increases during non-school hours. Providing additional learning opportunities and a safe place to stay for students during out of school time hours could help keep students out of trouble, help them engage in academics, and assist them in their overall development. Since federal monies are used to fund programs like Out-of-School Time (OST) through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and The American Recovery Act (Race to the Top grants), students with disabilities have a legal right to participate in OST programs. Yet very few students with disabilities participate in OST programs. This study will assess graduate students' knowledge and perceptions of Out-of-School Time programs and characteristics of students with disabilities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top