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Building Effective Afterschool Programs



October 2001 | 136 pages | Corwin
Through a comprehensive review of various afterschool programmes across the United States, respected authority on programme effectiveness Olatokunbo S. Fashola, sheds new light on "what works" to increase academic achievement during nonschool hours. Administrators, policy-makers, teachers, and researchers can benefit from the examples of both the successes and the shortcomings encountered by their colleagues in the quest to create enhanced learning opportunities in safe and enriching environments.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Why Afterschool Programs?
 
2. Language Arts Afterschool Programs
 
3. Enrichment Afterschool Programs
 
4. Tutoring Programs to Improve Reading and Study Skills
 
5. Community-Based Afterschool Programs
 
6. How to Create an Afterschool Program: From Conception to Implementation
 
7. Evaluation
 
8. Conclusions and Implications: What Works
 
Resources: Contacts for Information on Programs Reviewed
 
References
 
Index

"This book provides a unique source of information, experience, and evidence that is essential for any educator or policymaker involved in planning afterschool programs for children."

Robert E. Slavin
Codirector, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University

"Building Effective Afterschool Programs offers a combination of theory, research, and practice for anyone interested in exploring afterschool issues or implementing afterschool programs. Fashola is to be commended for helping the reader organize their thoughts on 'what works' in afterschool programming. She offers the reader a means for examining current afterschool programs and promising strategies that have evidence of effectiveness and replicability."

Mary Thomas Newsom, Educational Consultant

"Fashola is to be commended for helping the reader organize their thoughts on 'what works' in afterschool programming. She offers the reader a means for examining current afterschool programs and promising strategies that have evidence of effectiveness and replicability."

Journal of Education for Students Place At Risk
Volume 8, Number 2, 2003

Building Effective Afterschool Programs provides a breadth of information that interested stakeholders can use in planning, designing, or implementing an afterschool program. Especially noteworthy is the attention paid to the importance of evaluation.”

Contemporary Psychology
APA Review of Books, June 2003, Vol. 48

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Robert E. Slavin

Preface

Chapter 1: Why Afterschool Programs?


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