The Resource Accountability for after-school care : devising standards and measuring adherence to them, Megan Beckett, Angela Hawken, Alison Jacknowitz

Accountability for after-school care : devising standards and measuring adherence to them, Megan Beckett, Angela Hawken, Alison Jacknowitz

Label
Accountability for after-school care : devising standards and measuring adherence to them
Title
Accountability for after-school care
Title remainder
devising standards and measuring adherence to them
Statement of responsibility
Megan Beckett, Angela Hawken, Alison Jacknowitz
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, a host of long-term trends -- including an increase in the number of working parents, a rise in violent incidents involving children, and a move toward academic accountability -- have led the American public to pay increasing heed to how and where their children spend their time after school. In response to these growing concerns, the past decade has seen a steady increase in the number of programs devoted to after-school care. Yet this proliferation of after-school programs has brought with it a concomitant need for sound program evaluation. Accordingly, this report summarizes RAND's effort to gauge the effectiveness of Stone Soup Child Care Programs, a nonprofit organization that administers school-based after-school care to children throughout California. In pursuit of its goal, RAND undertook three tasks: a thorough review of the literature, carried out to identify relevant "best practices"; the development and implementation of a data collection tool designed to measure Stone Soup's adherence to such practices; and a thoroughgoing analysis of the data compiled. After collecting extensive data from Stone Soup's central office and site supervisors, RAND concluded that, on average, Stone Soup does a competent job of adhering to good practices. At the same time, however, RAND's synthesis of the literature revealed a paucity of reliable studies on what practices constitute the provision of quality care. More research must therefore be conducted to better identify sound management practices in the critical arena of after-school care. The tool is included in the report to be useful for practitioners or funding organizations interested in evaluating how well after-school care programs are adhering to currently recognized practices
Cataloging source
N$T
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Beckett, Megan K
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ778.6
LC item number
.B435 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1971-
  • 1972-
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  • Hawken, Angela
  • Jacknowitz, Alison
  • JSTOR Open Access
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  • School-age child care
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • School-age child care
  • California
  • United States
Label
Accountability for after-school care : devising standards and measuring adherence to them, Megan Beckett, Angela Hawken, Alison Jacknowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"MR-1411-SSCCP"--Page 4 of cover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-105)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Identifying After-School Care Practices -- Measuring Adherence to After-School Care Practices -- Adherence to After-School Care Practices by Stone Soup Programs: Results -- Summary -- Appendix A: List of Publications Reviewed -- Appendix B: Summary of Studies/Reports Reviewed -- Appendix C: Survey Instruments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 105 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833033826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctthr1v
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52730411
  • (OCoLC)ocm52730411
Label
Accountability for after-school care : devising standards and measuring adherence to them, Megan Beckett, Angela Hawken, Alison Jacknowitz
Publication
Note
"MR-1411-SSCCP"--Page 4 of cover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-105)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Identifying After-School Care Practices -- Measuring Adherence to After-School Care Practices -- Adherence to After-School Care Practices by Stone Soup Programs: Results -- Summary -- Appendix A: List of Publications Reviewed -- Appendix B: Summary of Studies/Reports Reviewed -- Appendix C: Survey Instruments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 105 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833033826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctthr1v
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52730411
  • (OCoLC)ocm52730411

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