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  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Based on nearly two decades of museum programming for low-income Hispanic and African American girls at the Miami Science Museum, this extension service project employs a train-the-trainers approach to build a network of museum-based Extension Agents dedicated to helping informal science educators attract the interest and support the persistence ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The present paper describes the design of teaching materials that are used as learning tools in school visits to a science museum. An exhibition on ‘A century of the Special Theory of Relativity’, in the Kutxaespacio Science Museum, in San Sebastian, Spain, was used to design a visit for first‐year engineering students at the university and assess ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study focuses on the combined role of zoos and an out-of-school-time program focused on environmental issues in influencing children’s relationship with and sense of responsibility toward animals and the environment. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The notorious achievement gap for Latina/o youth can’t be explained only by ethnic and socioeconomic factors—and can’t be overcome by schools alone. Out-of-school time programs can also make a difference. The question is, how much of a difference can they make, and for which young Latinas/Latinos? ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Professional development, training, workshop, technical assistance—from program to program or region to region, these can mean the same, or quite different, things. Let’s start a conversation toward consensus in the out-of-school time (OST) field on common definitions of our professional development terms. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Afterschool programs that strive to be inclusive should remember to welcome participants with disabilities. A new instrument can help afterschool programs determine how well they are doing at including kids with disabilities and assess whether those providing the services—leaders and staff—overestimate their organization’s inclusiveness as ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A review of studies on what constitutes high-quality afterschool programming concludes that the field is reaching consensus on its definitions of quality— which means that funders, policymakers, and providers increasingly have a sound basis on which to make informed decisions. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Afterschool Matters interviews Kennise Farrington, a September 2009 senior at John Bowne High School in Queens, out-of-school time rowing in Meadow Lake, Queens. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (YAA) is a yearlong, out-of-school time initiative that connects urban teenage youth with astronomy as an effective way to promote scientific literacy and overall positive youth development. The program employs the strategies of a traditional apprenticeship model, common in crafts and trades guilds as well as in ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Baseball Stories user generated content (UGC) project. The Baseball Stories project was created by the Information and Interactive Technology Department to allow people to share stories about their experiences with baseball for display in the Baseball As America traveling exhibition. As a ... »

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