What Next After School?

What Next After School?

Author: Elizabeth Holmes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749467272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

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What Next After School? has established itself as a key guide for helping students to understand the many options available to them as they approach the end of their school years, including education options (academic as well as vocational training), gap years, the world of work, and practical issues such as finances, debts and insurance. This new 10th edition also includes case studies illustrating how other students have adapted to life after school, as well as detailed information on making the most of the decisions facing all school leavers.

Stay After School

Stay After School

Author: Be Davis

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312284548

Category: Fiction


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A middle school teacher and single mother finds herself in the middle of a classic whodunit murder mystery that takes place in a small Florida town in the early 1970s. In a world before cell phones, personal computers and the internet, she relies on intuition and the trust of others to sort out who might be motivated to take the life of another and figure it all out before they strike again.

Staying After School

Staying After School

Author: Robert Eidelberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543448016

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Remarkable teachers. Challenging classes. What if! Like his So You Think You Might Like to Teach, educator Robert Eidelbergs latest next word book, Staying After School, is about what goes into good instruction and true learning (and that odd couple relationship of teacher and student). Schools out, but then its back in. And through a unique form and structure, Staying After School showcases more than a dozen school-set novels and films and the imaginative writing about them by nineteen of Eidelbergs student collaborators. Here is a class-act assortment of what-ifs by college students who figuratively stayed after school in their special course, The Teacher and Student in Literature, to creatively extrapolate from the literary works of such school book authors as Bel Kaufman, Evan Hunter, E. R. Braithwaite, Frances Gray Patton, and Leo Rosten, along with major film director Richard Brooks

The After-school Lives of Children

The After-school Lives of Children

Author: Deborah Belle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135689735

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Based on research about after-school experiences and dilemmas conducted over a four-year period with employed parents and their children, this book draws on the stories these parents and children told--often using their actual words--to emphasize the wide variety of children's after-school arrangements, children's movement over time in and out of different arrangements, and the importance to children of multiple facets of their after-school arrangements, not simply the presence or absence of an adult caretaker. The book also emphasizes that children are not randomly assigned to after-school arrangements. Rather, parents and children struggle to reach optimal solutions to what are often difficult child care dilemmas. To understand these dilemmas, and the diverse strategies that families adopt, one must attend to the individual situations of children as family members understand them. This book was written to contribute to the development of new family and work policies and practices by illuminating the difficulties families face and their consequences for children. Written for psychologists, sociologists, and other social scientists who study families, maternal employment, child care, or child development, it will also be useful for parents, educators, community leaders, and public policymakers concerned about the well being of children whose parents are employed.

After-School Programs to Promote Child and Adolescent Development

After-School Programs to Promote Child and Adolescent Development

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309071796

Category: Social Science

Page: 72

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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.

Staying After School

Staying After School

Author: Bram A. Hamovitch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275957012

Category: Education

Page: 135

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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.

After-School Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students

After-School Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students

Author: Elaine Clanton Harpine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461474166

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

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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.