Creative Programs That Connect Youth Development and Student Achievement
- Sara L. Hill - The Robert Bowne Foundation
Foreword by Glynda A. Hull
After School & Extra-Curricular Programmes
Each chapter identifies what activities support academic achievement and are aligned with learning standards. All activities presented are aligned to youth development principles, grounded in student interest, and allow for a range of student competencies.
"Does a nice job of explaining the need for afterschool programs and how to work with schools and school personnel to make such programs successful. The book is very practical and useful and the authors offer great ideas and strategies to help readers get moving and take action."
"Lots of great nuts-and-bolts suggestions, helpful references, and suggestions on resources."
"There is a good balance of content across the curriculum. Students who participated in these programs clearly learned a great deal and would be able to transfer these skills to the classroom. The coverage is solid and very detailed."
"As a director of an afterschool program, I found the unique aspects of these programs to be useful. The contributors tackle the issue of the place of afterschool programs in raising student achievement and warn that it is unwise to solely create another layer of school. Afterschool programs also have to have an element of FUN."
"The descriptions in this book exemplify good teaching such as might occur anywhere—not just afterschool. We are presented with sound educational endeavors that respond sensitively and inventively to children’s interests, needs, and predilections, but extend their knowledge, skills, and understanding into new domains."
"Discusses how to develop creative youth programs and is a 'must' in a learning environment where afterschool enrichment possibilities have blossomed."
An interesting book which looks at after school activities as a way of supporting young people's learning.