By Barton J. Hirsch, Nancy L. Deutsch, David L. DuBois
This ebook examines after-school courses in mild in their explosive development lately. within the rush to mount courses, there's a risk of selling vulnerable ones of little price and failing to enforce robust ones effectively. yet what's caliber and the way can it's completed? This publication provides findings from a thorough examine of 3 after-school facilities that differed dramatically in caliber. Drawing from 233 web site visits, the authors study how - and why - kids thrive in sturdy courses and undergo in susceptible ones. The booklet positive aspects attractive, in-depth case reviews of every of the 3 facilities and of six youths, from every one heart. Written in a hugely available sort for lecturers, adolescence staff, after-school software leaders, and coverage makers, the examine breaks new flooring in highlighting the significance of things corresponding to collective mentoring, synergies between assorted courses and actions, and organizational tradition and practices. directions are incorporated for application development.
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We paid attention to the dynamics of our group discussion and considered how they might resemble the processes that after-school centers would go through in attempting to put our recommendations into practice. Boys & Girls Clubs and Other After-School Organizations All three of the centers we studied were Boys & Girls Clubs. Here we provide some background on the Boys & Girls Clubs of America 47 Purposive sampling involves selecting participants based on some characteristic or set of characteristics of interest and is popular in qualitative research (Patton, 1990).
1. We purposively selected youth whose most salient experiences at the centers revolved around participation in differing types of programs and activities and whose relationships with staff ranged in both intensity and types 46 See Loder and Hirsch (2003) for how we used social network maps to understand peer ties among girls in comprehensive after-school centers. See Deutsch (2008) for how photo projects were used as a lens into youths’ lives inside and outside after-school centers. 12 on Tue Oct 09 11:03:46 BST 2012.
Although ine for public relations purposes, there are potential problems in using this formulation to support high-quality implementation. For example, the statements imply that safety, fun, and developmental growth are mutually achievable. But sometimes these can be in conlict or be thought to be in conlict. org/whoweare/ on March 16, 2009. 12 on Tue Oct 09 11:03:46 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 36 Midwest Center way to minimize such conlict is to have weak criteria for what constitutes developmental growth so that, for example, growth is essentially equivalent to having fun.
After-school centers and youth development: case studies of success and failure by Barton J. Hirsch, Nancy L. Deutsch, David L. DuBois