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Building Effective Afterschool Programs

Foreword by Robert E. Slavin



October 2001 | 136 pages | Corwin

"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

Raise the caliber of your afterschool program with these exemplary models and get outstanding results!

Through a comprehensive review of various afterschool programs across the United States, respected authority on program effectiveness, Olatokunbo Fashola, sheds new light on "what works" to increase academic achievement during nonschool hours. Administrators, policymakers, 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.

This unique resource provides a practical overview of the research and best practices that can be easily adapted and applied in the development of highly effective afterschool programs. A complete discussion of the purposes, functions, methodologies, implementation, and evaluation of numerous programs is provided and organized for quick reference.

Building Effective Afterschool Programs features:

  • Exploration of critical factors necessary for success, such as planning, training, structure, and content
  • Step-by-step overview of how to create effective programs, from needs assessment to the effects of various types of programs on children
  • Straightforward guidance on how to evaluate the effectiveness of afterschool programs, including design models
  • Real-life examples that can be implemented to build afterschool programs with specific goals, including literacy improvement, enrichment of nonremedial skills, enhancement of volunteer tutoring programs, and cultural and character development through community-based programs


 
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

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