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ERIC Number: EJ1068521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Defining Our Terms: Professional Development in Out-of-School Time
Peter, Nancy
Afterschool Matters, n9 p34-41 Fall 2009
Research in the out-of-school time (OST) field confirms a strong connection between professional development for staff and positive experiences and outcomes for youth. In recent years, the OST community has invested significant time and money into researching, creating, implementing, and evaluating professional development activities for OST staff. The goal of this paper is to begin a conversation in which a national collaborative of OST organizations can agree on a common set of professional development definitions. This article presents a set of commonly used terms in the OST field, provides examples of how the OST community has adapted and refined these terms, and proposes a series of OST professional development definitions.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Wellesley Centers for Women, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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