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ERIC Number: EJ945493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
From After-School to Expanded Learning: A Decade of Progress
Stonehill, Robert M.; Lauver, Sherri C.; Donahue, Tara; Naftzger, Neil; McElvain, Carol K.; Stephanidis, Jaime
New Directions for Youth Development, n131 p29-41 Fall 2011
Over the past decade, expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) have begun to redefine the traditional boundaries between the school day and after school, and between the school building and the community. Traditional after-school programs provide services during a set-aside period of time, whereas ELOs strive to integrate school and after-school time seamlessly to redesign a school's entire educational program. This article examines four aspects of the ELO movement: (1) the current philosophical and policy debates; (2) the impact of federal legislation; (3) how expanded learning efforts are increasingly seen as a promising school reform component; and (4) policy recommendations to support a national vision for expanded learning time and opportunities. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009
IES Cited: ED545233