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  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines a major staffing challenge in out-of-school time programs--attracting and retaining part-time staff who can be relied upon to deliver high quality programming. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper outlines the need for sustainable, scalable afterschool computer science programs targeting girls and describes the development of one such curriculum. Evaluation research on girls’ learning of computer science and on the capacity of afterschool staff and organizations to provide computer science programming leads to our description of ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    This article describes Philadelphia’s systemwide approach to project-based learning. First, we review the scholarly literature to define the strategy and discuss its outcomes. Next, we describe Philadelphia’s systems approach to project-based learning in OST and outline its successes. Finally, we discuss the challenges presented by a systems ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    By designing accountability systems that fully embrace the notion of afterschool programs as learning organizations and by using research from organizational development, education, and youth development to create effective learning environments, funders and sponsors can help programs to improve quality—and therefore, to succeed in their goal of ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    A school-day teacher discovers how collaboration with her afterschool counterpart benefits their students. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Supervising youth workers is a challenging, demanding job in a complex field. Too frequently youth workers get mired in reacting to the everyday crises that dominate their work, finding it difficult to rise above the daily demands to reach a place where reflection can help guide their work. Strategies based in action research can empower youth ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    OST programs can be part of the solution to the growing epidemic of child obesity. A first step is to understand current practices and learn about supports for—and barriers to—providing nutritious foods in afterschool programs. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Positive behavior support, with its emphasis on teaching desired actions rather than punishing undesirable actions, can be a powerful tool for managing young people’s behavior. This article examines its' application in afterschool settings. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article is a review of the 2011 book "Better Together: A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth" by Barbara Jentleson. Better Together examines in depth the first decade of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership (DDNP), focusing on its involvement with six community-based afterschool programs sponsored by Duke’s Project HOPE ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores the partnership between the Baltimore County 4-H program and the Baltimore County Public Library, which forged a partnership to offer structured experiential programming opportunities to meet the afterschool needs of youth who visit their local library. Their experience suggests that libraries and youth development ... »

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