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ERIC Number: ED503969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
School's Out: A Look at Summer Learning and Engagement. Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #7
Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Davis, Kalisha; Moore, Amber; Joselowsky, Francine; Yohalem, Nicole; Pittman, Karen
Forum for Youth Investment
The word "summer" brings to mind images of a relaxed, unstructured season--a time markedly different from other seasons of the year. In the United States, we have a particularly entrenched notion that summer is different--a notion reflected in popular assumptions about summer as a "break" and reinforced by carefree depictions of summer that abound in popular culture. This commentary examines summer learning. We look at how children and youth spend their summers, the programmatic landscape of summer, the research behind the usefulness of summer learning opportunities and some policy opportunities and challenges. (Contains 2 figures and 36 endnotes.)
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Identifiers - Location: United States