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ERIC Number: EJ881117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
The Impact of Attending After-School Care Schemes on Science Achievement in Primary School: A Norwegian Study
Turmo, Are; Guttersrud, Oystein; Elstad, Eyvind; Olsen, Rolf Vegar
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n5 p331-341 2009
Accompanying the rise in the number of working parents is a growing demand for after-school care schemes for children. After-school care schemes, in addition to school, provide pupils with more learning opportunities than the experiences that school provides. The hypothesis is that after-school care schemes offer a better knowledge-basis for learning science than the school and home environments only. This article investigates how after-school care schemes affect learning in grades 5 and 8. While taking into account the socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds of pupils, results indicate that after-school care is of significance. The influence of after-school care is roughly explained by the increased number of learning opportunities. We discuss the implications for research and the limitations of this survey. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway