Science in After-School Market Research Study (2008)

Monday, December 1, 2008
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Education and learning science | General STEM
The Coalition for Science After School
Description or Abstract: 

In 2008, CSAS conducted a market study in partnership with the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA) at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), University of California, Berkeley, with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. The purpose of the market study was to help answer some highly practical questions for CSAS, including: Which after-school programs are "doing" science? What exactly are they doing? What are their needs? By collecting data that answered these questions, CSAS proposed to gain a greater understanding of existing science programs in after-school settings. Among our key findings: 88% of after-school programs surveyed are offering science; 80% consider science a priority; but, very few are offering consistent programming, using curricula that has been designed and tested for after-school, and supporting the programming with staff development and evaluation.

Team Members

Bernadette ChiBernadette ChiAuthor
Jason FreemanJason FreemanAuthor
Shirley LeeShirley LeeAuthor

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