National AfterSchool Association Leadership Day Proceedings

Posted by on June 4, 2004

[posted from Promising Practices in AfterSchool Listserv]

National AfterSchool Association Leadership Day Proceedings

Due to the overwhelming demand for the research and evaluation information presented in this year’s National AfterSchool Association (formerly NSACA) 2004 Leadership Day, Research and Evaluation Track, Harvard Family Research Project and the Forum for Youth Investment prepared a summary of the day. This document provides an overview of the panel sessions, including summaries of speakers’ remarks, presentation slides, contact information for each panelist, and a list of the key resources cited during the day. Since the primary goal of the session was to provide an opportunity for meaningful, shared dialogue between researchers and practitioners, the summary begins with a presentation of the key research questions that practitioners posed to panelists throughout the day. Summaries are provided for each of the panel discussions:

* Research and Practice Perspectives on Out-of-School Time Programs and Participation – presentation and discussion with Beth Miller, Sandra Simpkins Chaput, Priscilla Little, and Alicia Wilson-Alhstrom.

* Getting Inside the Black Box: How and Why After School Programs Work – presentation and discussion with Jodie Roth, Christina Borbely, and Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom.

* What Research and Practice Tell Us About Participation and Retention – presentation and discussion with Dale A. Blyth, Lynne M. Borden, Mary S. Marczak, and Sandra Simpkins Chaput.

“Research and Practice: A Two-Way Street” conference proceedings can be found online at both:

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