Afterschool Activities and Children's Development Analytical Essay by Nicky

Afterschool Activities and Children's Development
A look at the impact of afterschool activities on children's development.
# 147192 | 771 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper reports on the findings of a study which examined the impact of afterschool activities on promoting the development and academic achievement of underprivileged children. According to the paper, the research assessed the ability of school and afterschool activities to support the development of children across various features, including race, socioeconomic background and gender. The paper mainly describes the instruments and data used in the study rather than its overall implications.


Statistical Procedures
Findings and Conclusions
Appropriateness of Statistics and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"138 children met the final criteria established by the statistic procedure and, after receiving parental consent, the researchers included them in the ASPS and intensively observed their behavior at both study and play. Observation and quantitative data and analyses were used mostly when abnormalities were noted, but most of the findings were similar to the initial beliefs. The study was aimed to support the children and help them complete the surveys without encountering difficulties. The assistants were extremely helpful and even offered language assistance."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fine, M., 1991, Framing Dropouts, State University of New York
  • Fusco, D.R., 2008, School and Afterschool: A Study of Equity in Supporting Children's Development, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Volume 22
  • Jolivette, K., Stichter, J.P., Sibilsky, S., Scott, T.M., Ridgley, R., 2002, Naturally Occurring Opportunities for Preschool Children with or without Disabilities to Make Choices, Education and Treatment of Children, Volume 25
  • Massinga, R., Pecora, P.J., 2004, Providing Better Opportunities for Older Children in the Child Welfare System, The Future of Children, Volume 24

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