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

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

By: Sara Hill (editor)Paperback

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Afterschool programs comprise an important and promising piece of the overall puzzle in raising student achievement. Written by experts in the field of afterschool youth development and supported by The Bowne Foundation, one of the leading funders for afterschool programs, this book will describe specific youth development afterschool programs and activities that bridge the gap between fun and school. Each chapter identifies what activities support academic achievement and are aligned with learning standards. All activities presented are aligned to youth development principles, grounded in student interest, and allow for a range of student competencies.

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About 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.

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412941242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781412941242
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1412941245

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