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Title Hanging out : community-based after-school programs for children / edited by Ruth Garner with Yong Zhao and Mark Gillingham
Published Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 186 pages)
Contents Hanging out / Ruth Garner -- An alternative to self-care in a small midwestern town / Ruth Garner, Yong Zhao, and Mark Gillingham -- After-school literacy clubs: a mix of media, books, and desires / Donna E. Alvermann, Margaret C. Hagood, Allison Heron, Josephine Peyton Young, and Beth Jones Ricks -- University students promoting science in the community / Susan P. Bruce and Bertram C. Bruce -- The persistence of vision: a reflective examination and narrative of sustainability and fulfillment in a small after-school program / Dean J. Grosshandler and Elizabeth Niswander Grosshandler -- Experiments with design in an after-school Asian literature club / Sapna Vyas and Punyashloke Mishra -- After-school tutoring and children at risk / Barbara A. Wasik, Mary Alice Bond, and Annemarie Hindman -- Working at play in four Chicago computer clubs / Ellen Youniss, Mark Gillingham, Donna Nowatzki, and Erin Roche -- Cultural practices in Fifth Dimension sites around the world / Margaret A. Gallego and William E. Blanton -- Ingredients of successful after-school programs: the experience of KLICK / Yong Zhao and Mark Gillingham -- Crossing lines / Patricia A. Alexander and Jonna M. Kulikowich -- After-school programs and structured activities that support children's development / Deborah Lowe Vandell and Kim M. Pierce
Summary There is an unsettledness now in after-school childcare. The stay-at-home mom years are largely over. Will children, even very young children, stay home alone or hang out with peers, risking loneliness or engaging in problem behavior? Will some new form of supervised care emerge? The authors in this collection have spent time in community after-school programs and have learned what happens there. The authors suggest that after-school programs can be an important part of a system of childcare--as long as we can find ways to build programs for small and scattered populations as well as for densely packed ones, and as long as the money to fund programs can be found. The money is important. Many of the programs discussed in this book are specifically targeted to children from families with low incomes. These are the families least likely to be able to pay for care. A reader leaves this book with both anxiety and hope about the future of childcare in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Community and school -- United States.
Student activities -- United States.
Students -- Services for -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Garner, Ruth.
Gillingham, Mark G.
Zhao, Yong, 1965-
LC no. 2001052505
ISBN 0313011419 (electronic bk.)
9780313011412 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)