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ERIC Number: EJ858435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Refuge: An After-School Care Programme for African-American Children in Poverty
Tuason, Ma. Teresa; Marcetic, Andjela; Roberts, Shavaun; Stuart, Karly; Rearick, Jessica
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n7 p977-997 2009
The Refuge is an after-school care programme in the southeastern USA that caters to the academic and psychological needs of impoverished African-American children. This study evaluated the Refuge through interviews with staff, small group discussions with children and persistent observation. By evaluating the after-school care services they receive, children expressed their need for safe and secure environments to grow, their vulnerability to family relationships, their need for fair treatment and nurturance in relationships and their want for opportunities to express their unique developmental strengths. Results reiterate child workers' significant and urgent purpose of reaching out to low-income African-American children to inspire them and urge them into vocations - despite the realities of death, poverty and violence in their lives. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A