ERIC Number: ED568361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Summer Learning Programs for School- Age Children: Research-to-Policy Resources
Stephens, Samuel A.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Summer learning experiences for school-age children can be provided in a variety of ways and settings, including summer school programs (often remedial), community-based programs (often a continuation of afterschool programs), and home-based programs (in which families are provided with information and resources to encourage reading, often run by libraries). Research has indicated that all three types of summer learning programs can have a positive impact on children's retention of key skills when these programs are of high quality, recruit vulnerable children, and engage families in ensuring consistent attendance. Having an impact on a broad scale requires that policies and infrastructure, including funding, are in place to expand effective programs. This Research-to-Policy Resource List compiles publications and documents published in 2010 and later on the following topics related to community-based summer learning programs for school-age children: Effective curricula, best practices and exemplary models; and State policy options.
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Summer Schools, Community Programs, After School Programs, Home Programs, Home Schooling, Retention (Psychology), Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Best Practices, Models, State Policy, Information Sources
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 646-284-9600; Fax: 646-284-9623; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cceerc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections; National Center for Children in Poverty; University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Michigan; Rhode Island