Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Student activities; Students--Services for;
The desire and need for after-school programs in the United States is steadily increasing especially for low- to moderate-income children and adolescents. Studies show after-school program participants watch less television and spend more time in academic activities and enrichment lessons (Posner and Vandell 1994). As a result, these programs are extremely beneficial to children who participate in them. After-school programs also provide a safe haven for countless children who need adult supervision at the end of the regular school day.
The following analysis is a compilation of information derived from scholarly journals, books, organizations participating in after-school programs, Internet sources, and experts in the field. The information provides an overview of important elements of after-school programs, discusses current challenges faced by after-school programs, and provides recommendations for future development. Overall, this review will attempt to answer the question, "What can be done to improve after-school programs?"
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn Ethan Nielsen
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©2002 Harriet A. Davis
Davis, Harriet A., "Improving after-school programs : a literature review" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 358.