National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs

Resource Description

This resource addresses the topic: Management.

Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success
Beth M. Miller
This resource explores the links between afterschool programs and positive youth development, particularly during early adolescence. Based on research findings on afterschool programs and promoting learning, the report makes the following conclusions: youth benefit from consistent participation in well-run, quality afterschool programs; afterschool programs can increase engagement in learning; afterschool programs can increase educational equity; and afterschool programs can build the key skills necessary for success in today's economy. Each of these conclusions is backed by specific research studies and evaluations of afterschool programs. Critical Hours also examines three of the most common approaches to enhancing the academic impact of programs: homework time, linkages with the school day, and literacy development. (118 pages)
© 2003
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