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ERIC Number: EJ1043613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Giving a Second Chance: An After-School Programme in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type: Lessons from a Randomized Trial
Cid, Alejandro
Educational Research and Evaluation, v20 n5 p348-365 2014
This paper evaluates the role that an after-school may play in the educational outcomes of children living in poor suburbs. Previous evaluations have focused on average effects, with mixed findings. A possible explanation of these inconclusive findings is that after-school programmes may have heterogeneous effects. Our hypothesis is that the impact of after-school programmes depends on parent type. Exploiting the existence of oversubscription for an after-school placed in the poorest region of a developing country, we design a randomized trial to assess the effects on academic achievement, behaviour, and grade retention at 1st grade in primary school. Employing an intention-to-treat approach, we find that the after-school programme under analysis is effective in raising children's school achievement for those with a "committed parent type." These results may be crucial for the designing of policy since increasing time in safe, supervised settings is not enough: The after-school programme demands parents' involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uruguay
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