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Making play work : the promise of after-school programs for low-income children

Author: Robert Halpern
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After-school programmes are becoming an important development support for low- and moderate-income children. This book describes the historical development, current status and critical issues facing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Halpern
ISBN: 0807743704 9780807743706 0807743690 9780807743690
OCLC Number: 51637749
Description: ix, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Major themes --
The plan of the book --
1. After-school programs emerge --
The changing context of working-class childhood --
Converting a problem to an opportunity : the progressive agenda for childhood --
Growing attention to and changing views of play --
Organizing play --
The first after-school programs --
Conclusion --
2. Becoming established --
A modern society --
A role for the after-school field --
Issues facing after-school providers --
After-school programs in times of crisis --
The postwar years --
Conclusion --
3. The struggle for relevance --
The war on poverty years --
The new latchkey child and school-age child care --
Conclusion --
4. After-school programs come into their own --
Arguing the rationale and need for after-school programs --
Continuity and change in program goals and emphases --
The structure of the field --
A growing role for schools and school concerns --
Program quality emerges as an issue --
Conclusion --
5. The mixed qualities of after-school programs --
The role of after-school programs in meeting low-income children's developmental needs --
A closer look at the qualities of after-school programs --
The promise realized : programs that reflect ideals for the field --
Conclusion --
6. Supporting and strengthening after-school programs --
Approaches to program support and improvement --
Strengthening citywide systems --
Ensuring more adequate, stable, and flexibly structured financing --
Conclusion --
7. A different kind of child development institutions? --
The stakes are raised --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Robert Halpern.

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