Alternative Title

Study on After-School Programming in American Public Schools

Abstract

This Independent Study gives insight and perspective into after-school programming for low-income students. This study investigates and analyzes problems within the education system and how they have been addressed historically and theoretically. It delves deeper into the underpinnings of programs that are governmentally funded and the issues with this kind of funding. To investigate this topic I performed research on specific after-school programs in the areas of Chicago, IL and Wooster, OH. I interviewed and surveyed employees of the organizations and volunteers to research effectiveness, differences, funding, and structure of programs. From this research I have concluded that there are social issues that reside in the education system that can be addressed effectively through after-school programming.

Advisor

Kardulias, P. Nicholas

Department

Sociology and Anthropology; Education

Disciplines

Curriculum and Social Inquiry

Publication Date

2015

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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