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Afterschool Matters: Creative Programs That Connect Youth Development and Student Achievement / Edition 1

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Overview

This book addresses the challenges of designing effective afterschool activities, provides quality program models from experts in the field, and aligns learning standards with youth development principles.
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Editorial Reviews

Paul Young
"As a director of an afterschool program, I found the unique aspects of these programs to be useful. The contributors tackle the issue of the place of afterschool programs in raising student achievement and warn that it is unwise to solely create another layer of school. Afterschool programs also have to have an element of FUN."
Glynda A. Hull
"The descriptions in this book exemplify good teaching such as might occur anywhere—not just afterschool. We are presented with sound educational endeavors that respond sensitively and inventively to children’s interests, needs, and predilections, but extend their knowledge, skills, and understanding into new domains. "
California Bookwatch
"Discusses how to develop creative youth programs and is a 'must' in a learning environment where afterschool enrichment possibilities have blossomed."
Darin S. Drill
"Does a nice job of explaining the need for afterschool programs and how to work with schools and school personnel to make such programs successful. The book is very practical and useful and the authors offer great ideas and strategies to help readers get moving and take action."
Joseph Cronin
"Lots of great nuts-and-bolts suggestions, helpful references, and suggestions on resources."
Jane Kerschner
"There is a good balance of content across the curriculum. Students who participated in these programs clearly learned a great deal and would be able to transfer these skills to the classroom. The coverage is solid and very detailed."
From the Foreword by Glynda A. Hull
"The descriptions in this book exemplify good teaching such as might occur anywhere—not just afterschool. We are presented with sound educational endeavors that respond sensitively and inventively to children’s interests, needs, and predilections, but extend their knowledge, skills, and understanding into new domains."
Darin S. Drill
"Does a nice job of explaining the need for afterschool programs and how to work with schools and school personnel to make such programs successful. The book is very practical and useful and the authors offer great ideas and strategies to help readers get moving and take action."
Joseph Cronin
"Lots of great nuts-and-bolts suggestions, helpful references, and suggestions on resources."
Jane Kerschner
"There is a good balance of content across the curriculum. Students who participated in these programs clearly learned a great deal and would be able to transfer these skills to the classroom. The coverage is solid and very detailed."
Paul Young
"As a director of an afterschool program, I found the unique aspects of these programs to be useful. The contributors tackle the issue of the place of afterschool programs in raising student achievement and warn that it is unwise to solely create another layer of school. Afterschool programs also have to have an element of FUN."
California Bookwatch
"Discusses how to develop creative youth programs and is a 'must' in a learning environment where afterschool enrichment possibilities have blossomed."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412941242
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/8/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Hill, EdD, has worked in community-based education for 20 years. She has conducted research at community-based youth programs, both in the U.S. as well as internationally, and published several articles in the areas of literacy, youth development and community-based education. She received her MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her EdD from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Glynda Hull
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Introduction
1. The Science Mentoring Project: How Student-to-Student Mentoring Can Encourage Student Motivation, Participation, and Inquiry - Cheri Fancsali
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
2. In Addition Afterschool Mathematics Program: Helping Students Learn to Think Critically - Judith McVarish
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
3. Civic Connections: Practicing Democracy Through Debate Clubs in the Out-of-School Time Hours - Georgia Hall
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
4. So You Want to Be a Superhero? How the Art of Making Comics in an Afterschool Setting Develops Young People’s Creativity, Literacy, and Identity - Sarita Khurana
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
5. Hair-Raising Experiences: “Doing Hair” and Literacy in an Afterschool Reading and Writing Workshop for African American Adolescent Girls - Daneell Edwards
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
6. Fabulous Fashions: Links to Learning and Life - Anne L. Thompson
Introduction
Theoretical Framework
Program Context and Design
Academic Standards
Youth Development
Other Benefits and Competencies
Summary
Replication in Other Contexts
References
Index
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