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Getting It Right

Author : Rebecca Raley
ISBN : CORNELL:31924103723916
Genre : After-school programs
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Category: After-school programs

Self And School Success

Author : Edwin Farrell
ISBN : 0791418464
Genre : Social Science
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Data for the book were collected by young people in neighborhood schools who taped unstructured dialogue with successful students. Vignettes, told in the words of the young people themselves, address issues of schools and their relation to students' careers, the roles of teachers and parents, the support of community and religious agencies, as well as the influence of peers regarding drugs, violence, and sexuality.
Category: Social Science

After School Centers And Youth Development

Author : Barton J. Hirsch
ISBN : 9781139497992
Genre : Psychology
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This book examines after-school programs in light of their explosive growth in recent years. In the rush to mount programs, there is a danger of promoting weak ones of little value and failing to implement strong ones adequately. But what is quality and how can it be achieved? This book presents findings from an intensive study of three after-school centers that differed dramatically in quality. Drawing from 233 site visits, the authors examine how – and why – young people thrive in good programs and suffer in weak ones. The book features engaging, in-depth case studies of each of the three centers and of six youths, two from each center. Written in a highly accessible style for academics, youth workers, after-school program leaders and policy makers, the study breaks new ground in highlighting the importance of factors such as collective mentoring, synergies among different programs and activities, and organizational culture and practices.
Category: Psychology

Family Strategies Guanxi And School Success In Rural China

Author : Ailei Xie
ISBN : 9781317555155
Genre : Education
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Research in school success in contemporary China has argued that market reforms have reproduced the advantages for children from the cadre and the professional families while simultaneously creating new opportunities for children of the new arising economic elites. However, it has performed less for traditional peasant families. This book places a special emphasis on how rural parents from different social backgrounds use guanxi (interpersonal social networks) to maintain the interconnectedness between their families and schools to create advantages for their children in school success. It investigates, by an ethnographic study in a rural county in middle China, how families from different social backgrounds within rural society get involved in the schooling of their children and how this contributes to different patterns of school success. The book argues that schools provide few formal and routine channels for rural parents to become involved in their children’s schooling. This raises the importance of family strategic initiatives to employ guanxi in the creation of advantages for their children’s school success. It concludes with discussions about guanxi as an important mechanism for social exclusion in post-socialist China. Chapters include: Family Strategies, Parental Involvement, and School Success The Roles of Parents: Voices of Parents in Zong Regarding School Involvement Policy Discourses: Missing the Link between Family and School Peasants: Family and Kinship The Blurring Division between Home and School This concise and comprehensive book is a qualitative study that will appeal to researchers and advance students in Chinese education and society.
Category: Education

School Counseling For Black Male Student Success In 21st Century Urban Schools

Author : Malik S. Henfield
ISBN : 9781681231969
Genre : Education
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Discussions and research related to the salience of Black male student needs and development in relation to their general success and well?being is well?documented in many fields. Indeed, many studies have found that healthy masculine identity development is associated with a number of positive outcomes for males in general, including Black males. In school counseling literature, however, this discussion has been relatively absent—particularly regarding those students living in urban contexts. Indeed, research devoted to the study of Black males in the school counseling literature focuses almost exclusively on race and issues associated with its social construction with only cursory, if any, attention given to their masculine identity development as a function of living in urban communities and attending urban schools. Based on this lack of information, it is probably a safe assumption that intentional, systematic, culturally relevant efforts to assist Black males in developing healthy achievement and masculine identities based on their unique personal, social, academic experiences and future career goals are not being applied by school counselors concerned with meeting students’ needs. School counselors are in a unique position, nonetheless, to lend their considerable expertise—insights, training and skills—to improving life outcomes among Black males—a population who are consistently in positions of risk according to a number of quality of life indicators. Without knowledge and awareness of Black males’ masculine identity development in urban areas, coupled with the requisite skills to influence the myriad factors that enhance and impede healthy development in such environments, they are missing out on tremendous opportunities which other professions appear to understand and, quite frankly, seem to take more seriously. As such, this book proposes to accomplish two specific goals: 1. Highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends. 2. Encourage school counselors to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender. The first rationale for this book, then, is to highlight the plight of Black males with specific emphasis on the ecological components of their lives in relation to current school culture and trends (e.g., standards?based accountability practices) in urban environments. However, I recognize the role of school counselors has never been fully integrated into educational reform programs. As such, their positions are often unregulated and determined by people in positions of power who do not understand their training, job?specific standards and, thus, potential impact on the lives of Black male students. As a result, their vast potential to develop strong interventions designed to address the myriad racial and masculine factors that serve to enhance and impede Black males’ academic achievement is often unrealized. Therefore, the second reason for this special issue is to include the scholarship of professional school counselors and counselor educators with policy change in mind. Scholars will be invited to contribute manuscripts that explore race, masculinity and academic achievement in relation to the role of school counselors. This is designed to encourage school counselors and counselor educators to give more thought to Black male identity development that takes into consideration differential experiences in society as a whole, and schools in particular, as a function of the intersection of their race, as well as their gender.
Category: Education

Leveraging Resources For Student Success

Author : Mary Ann Burke
ISBN : 0761945466
Genre : Education
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This user-friendly guide presents practical solutions for ensuring quality education for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status and cultural heritage.
Category: Education

Academic Success For African American Students

Author : Bobby Allen, Ed.D.
ISBN : 9781312060029
Genre : Education
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This mixed-methods study of 157 disadvantaged African-American students and six teachers investigated the effectiveness of an after-school tutoring program in improving students' grades. The reading, English language arts and mathematics grades of student participants were compared using independent t-tests and analysis of variance. The grades of participants were also compared to corresponding grades of non-participants. Results showed significant benefits in all areas. The author asserts that there exists a better way to educate African-American students and assure greater academic success.
Category: Education

After School Programs

Author : Elizabeth Shellard
ISBN : PSU:000056796223
Genre : After-school programs
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After School Prevention Programs For At Risk Students

Author : Elaine Clanton Harpine
ISBN : 9781461474166
Genre : Psychology
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After-School Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students offers professionals a detailed framework for developing and enhancing after-school programs. Emphasizing a prevention focus and a group-centered interactive approach, the book's year-long model combines education and counseling, incorporating key therapeutic objectives to foster academic and behavior skills and reduce problems in and outside class. Practical step-by-step guidelines for creating and implementing programs include clear rationales, instructive design and case examples, and ready-to-use interventions. The author also provides guidance on developmental, gender, and cultural considerations, the challenges of maintaining progress over the course of the school year, and the handling of severe learning and emotional problems. Among the topics covered: Organizing a group-centered after-school program. Combining learning and counseling into one curriculum. The role of motivation in an ongoing year-long program. Group process, self-efficacy, cohesion: applying the principles of change. Interaction in a year-long program. Solving problems and conflicts. After-School Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students is an essential reference for scientist-practitioners, clinicians, and academics in such disciplines as school psychology, childhood education, social work, psychotherapy and counseling, and learning and instruction.
Category: Psychology

Afterschool Matters

Author : Sara L. Hill
ISBN : 9781452296951
Genre : Education
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This book addresses the challenges of designing effective afterschool activities, provides quality program models from experts in the field, and aligns learning standards with youth development principles.
Category: Education

The Secret Guide To Middle School Success

Author : Dawn Lucan
ISBN : 9781312233089
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School gets more challenging each year. Now, you face a new building and more challenges than you have before, and it is called middle school. You are now in a larger school building with even more students attending it. How do you handle it? Dawn Lucan is an educator with 18 years of experience will share the secrets to academics, friendship, activities, and more with you.

After School Programs To Promote Child And Adolescent Development

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309071796
Genre : Social Science
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This report summarizes the presentations and discussion at a workshop entitled Opportunities to Promote Child and Adolescent Development During the After-School Hours, convened on October 21, 1999. The workshop was organized by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and its Forum on Adolescence of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This workshop brought together policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to examine research on the developmental needs of children and adolescents -ages 5 to 14 years-and the types of after-school programs designed to promote the health and development of these young people. Intended to provide a forum for discussion among the various stakeholders, the workshop did not generate conclusions about the types of programs that are most effective, nor did it generate specific recommendations about after-school programs or promote a particular approach. The workshop coincided with release of the Packard Foundation's fall 1999 issue of The Future of Children, entitled "When School Is Out." Focusing on after-school programs, the journal provided some context for the workshop, providing a backdrop for discussing the importance of after-school programs, the types of programs that exist across the country, and the policy climate that surrounds after-school programs. This report summarizes the workshop.
Category: Social Science

The Impact Of After School Tutoring On Math Achievement

Author : Eric L. Brown
ISBN : OCLC:1184233199
Genre : Academic achievement
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Despite increases in overall academic achievement, African American males continue to struggle in the area of mathematics. Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicates that eighth grade African American males had the lowest levels of mathematics success of all subgroups in 2013, with only 13% performing at or above the proficient performance level in math. An approach to increasing the academic achievement of African American males has been to provide extended learning time beyond the typical secondary education experience. After school programs are one such example. Many studies indicate that after school programs have had some positive effects on math achievement. However, missing from the literature are qualitative studies that examine the impact of after school programs specifically on math achievement for African American males from the perspectives of the students and teachers involved in the programs. This qualitative study explores the experiences and perceptions of five African American male middle school students and three math teachers who tutor in an after school program at one middle school in southern California. The purpose of the study was to understand, from their perspective, the factors that were internal and external to the after school program that supported or challenged math achievement. Document analysis, observations of students' regular math class and after school class, and participant interviews revealed the influence that teachers, pedagogy, attendance, peers and educational structure had on student engagement and students' intrinsic motivation to learn math. This study exposes the complexity of raising math achievement even when students are given a second chance. It has important implications for educators, school program directors and school administrators who are engaged in efforts to increase the math achievement of African American male students.
Category: Academic achievement

Keepin It Real School Success Beyond Black And White

Author : Prudence L. Carter
ISBN : 9780199883387
Genre : Social Science
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Why are so many African American and Latino students performing less well than their Asian and White peers in classes and on exams? Researchers have argued that African American and Latino students who rebel against "acting white" doom themselves to lower levels of scholastic, economic, and social achievement. In Keepin' It Real: School Success beyond Black and White, Prudence Carter turns the conventional wisdom on its head arguing that what is needed is a broader recognition of the unique cultural styles and practices that non-white students bring to the classroom. Based on extensive interviews and surveys of students in New York, she demonstrates that the most successful negotiators of our school systems are the multicultural navigators, culturally savvy teens who draw from multiple traditions, whether it be knowledge of hip hop or of classical music, to achieve their high ambitions. Keepin' it Real refutes the common wisdom about teenage behavior and racial difference, and shows how intercultural communication, rather than assimilation, can help close the black-white gap.
Category: Social Science

4 Core Factors For School Success

Author : Jeffrey Zoul
ISBN : 9781317927686
Genre : Education
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This book clarifies the core values which all great educators have in common and contribute to school success. For all those who want to create better schools, these factors are at the center of behaviors which lead to results. The 4 CORE Factors are Communication, Observation, Relationships, and Expectations.
Category: Education

Staying After School

Author : Bram A. Hamovitch
ISBN : 0275957012
Genre : Education
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This close-up ethnographic study of a compensatory education program exposes deep-rooted failure in its underlying ideology and has implications for educators working with "at-risk" adolescents.
Category: Education

The Principal S Guide To Afterschool Programs K 8

Author : Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood
ISBN : 9781452293066
Genre : Education
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Provides a step-by-step process for creating a sustainable afterschool program that incorporates a high-level curriculum, integrates standards, and improves achievement, particularly for students who are at risk.
Category: Education

The Black Student S Guide To High School Success

Author : William J. Ekeler
ISBN : 0313298483
Genre : Education
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Provides strategies, tactics, and tools for African American junior high and high school students to help them create successful educational careers and complete their high school education.
Category: Education

Six Pathways To Healthy Child Development And Academic Success

Author : James P. Comer
ISBN : 9781483363370
Genre : Education
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Ensure that all school decisions are made in the best interest of children and their success with this first-ever published field guide promoting child development and learning.
Category: Education