Study on After-School Programming in American Public Schools
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.
Kardulias, P. Nicholas
Sociology and Anthropology; Education
Sweeney, Elizabeth, "Bridging the Gap: A Study of the Effects of After-School Programming On the Social Inequalities in the System of Education" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6666.
Curriculum and Social Inquiry
Education, Public Schools, After-School Programming, Social Inequality, Poverty
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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