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ERIC Number: EJ1048565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Moving beyond Attendance: Lessons Learned from Assessing Engagement in Afterschool Contexts
Fredricks, Jennifer A.; Bohnert, Amy M.; Burdette, Kimberly
New Directions for Youth Development, n144 p45-58 Win 2014
Youth engagement is the least researched, but potentially most important, aspect of participation in afterschool programs. The level of youth engagement can vary across programs, across youth within a program, and within individual youth over time. Engagement is important for both recruiting and retaining participants, and has been associated with more positive academic outcomes over time. This chapter integrates perspectives from practitioners, researchers, and the school engagement literature. Reasons why engagement is an important dimension of afterschool programming, different methods for assessing engagement, key features of engaging afterschool programs, and implications for practice are also outlined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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