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After-school centers and youth development 1 edition

After-school centers and youth development
Hirsch, Barton Jay


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After-school centers and youth development
case studies of success and failure
Barton J. Hirsch, Nancy L. Deutsch, David L. DuBois

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This book examines after-school programs, exploring how - and why - young people thrive in good programs and suffer in weak ones"--

"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. Guidelines are included for program improvement"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-350) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
LC34.4 .H57 2011

The Physical Object

x, 355 p. ;
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
9780521191197, 9780521138512
LC Control Number

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