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Nation, Jasmine M.; Harlow, Danielle; Arya, Diana J.; Longtin, Maya – Afterschool Matters, 2019
The past decade has brought increased focus on STEM learning (Bell, Lewenstein, Shouse, & Feder, 2009; NGSS Lead States, 2013; U.S. Department of Education, 2015). The growth of STEM-related industries and the power associated with STEM fields make access to STEM careers an equity issue (Buechley, 2016). Despite gains in educational…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Student Interests, Career Choice
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Simonds, Vanessa W.; Kim, Frances L.; LaVeaux, Deborah; Pickett, Velma; Milakovich, Jessica; Cummins, Jason – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: American Indian communities in the United States experience considerable health inequities, including increased exposure to environmental contaminants. Consequently, community members of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation identified the lack of water-related environmental knowledge among children as an area of concern. Aim: The purpose of…
Descriptors: Public Health, Tribes, American Indians, Children
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Zyromski, Brett; Martin, Ian; Mariani, Melissa – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2019
This pilot study involved fourth and fifth-grade students (N = 25) from two elementary schools that receive the True Goals (TG) small group intervention during an after-school program in one school district in the Midwest region of the United States. A one-group pre-post design was used to assess classroom teachers' perceptions of student learning…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Smith, Emilie Phillips; Witherspoon, Dawn P.; Osgood, D. Wayne – Child Development, 2017
Positive youth development (PYD) deserves more empirical attention, particularly among children of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds. Given the need among families for monitoring and supervision during out-of-school time, community-based afterschool is a potentially promotive ecological setting. This study explores the quality of afterschool…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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Hunt, Lucy; Yoshida-Ehrmann, Erin – Gifted Child Today, 2016
Project Linking Learning ("Link") was created to target the needs of gifted students in urban school districts with historically underserved populations. Project Linking Learning implemented a linking curriculum between in-class instruction and an afterschool enrichment program for selected students in second through fifth grade.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, School Districts, Gifted
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Schwamberger, Benjamin; Sinelnikov, Oleg – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
One of the goals of physical education, according to The Society of Health and Physical Educators, is for children to establish "patterns of regular participation in meaningful physical activity." However, participation alone in physical education classes is not enough for students to reach daily recommended levels of physical activity.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Educational Objectives
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April; Hudley, Cynthia – Urban Education, 2015
A 12-week, 32-lesson afterschool intervention was conducted with third-to fifth-grade urban African American boys classified as aggressive. Grounded in attribution theory and organized around the construct of perceived responsibility in self and others, the intervention focused on increasing both social skills and academic motivation. Participants…
Descriptors: Males, African Americans, Aggression, Intervention
Redd, Zakia; Princiotta, Daniel; Stratford, Brandon; Caal, Selma; Li, Weilin; Murphy, Kelly; Coffey, Amelia; Carrington, Nicholas; Carney, Rachel; Oster, Maryjo; Horton, Susannah – Child Trends, 2015
J.C. Nalle is a Community School located in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. The community in which J.C. Nalle is located, historically one of the more economically disadvantaged areas of the city, has experienced a number of changes in recent years. This report of evaluation findings begins with an introduction to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Economically Disadvantaged, Community Schools, Partnerships in Education
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McNaughton, Diane B.; Cowell, Julia Muennich; Fogg, Louis – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
Children of Latino immigrants in the United States encounter ecological stressors that heighten their risk for depressive symptoms, externalizing behavior, and problems in school. Studies have shown that affirming parent-child communication is protective of child depressive symptoms and accompanying problems. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Interpersonal Communication
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Leos-Urbel, Jacob – Youth & Society, 2015
This article examines the relationship between after-school program quality, program attendance, and academic outcomes for a sample of low-income after-school program participants. Regression and hierarchical linear modeling analyses use a unique longitudinal data set including 29 after-school programs that served 5,108 students in Grades 4 to 8…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Attendance, Academic Achievement
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Kanefuji, Fuyuko – International Journal for Research on Extended Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify the current state of school-based after-school support in Japan and to evaluate programs providing such support, known as 'After-school Classes for Children'. This study focuses on the impact of After-school Classes for Children on children's everyday activities and their social and emotional development.…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Social Development
Cavazos, Blanca Guadalupe – ProQuest LLC, 2014
"Do The Math," a 1-hour, live, educational television program provides on-air instruction in general math, geometry, pre-algebra and algebra to a target audience of 4th-12th graders. A team of math teachers also provides tutoring to students who call in for help with homework. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether watching…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Program Effectiveness
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Murray, Nancy; Tietjen, Karen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, the number of children out of school worldwide has decreased from 102 million to 57 million--a reduction of almost 50 percent (Millennium Development Goals Report, 2013). However, many children in developing countries do not complete primary or secondary cycles once they enroll; out of the 137 million children who entered first…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Intervention, Dropout Rate, Elementary School Students
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
Laughlin, Sara Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Inspiring and motivating students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to be an important educational focus in the United States. Robotics programs are one strategy developed to accomplish this goal. This causal comparative study focused on investigating whether a causal relationship exists between…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Causal Models
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