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Author Nelson, Ingrid A., author.

Title Why afterschool matters / Ingrid A. Nelson
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series The Rutgers series in childhood studies
Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Contents Extracurricular activities and pathways to college -- Theorizing educational success and failure -- Auxiliary influence: "It was fun ... but I don't remember much" -- Distinguishable influence: "It helped me find my way ..." -- Transformative influence: "It changed my whole life" -- The differential role of extracurricular activity participation
Summary Offering an in-depth and long-term examination of how extracurricular activities impact the lives of disadvantaged youth, Why Afterschool Matters tracks ten Mexican American students who participated in the same afterschool program. Discovering that participation in the program was life-changing for some students, yet had only a minimal effect on others, sociologist Ingrid A. Nelson investigates the factors behind these very different outcomes. Though it focuses on a single program, this book's findings have major implications for education policy nationwide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Student activities -- Social aspects -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
Student aspirations -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
Mexican American students -- Longitudinal studies
Mexican Americans -- Education (Higher) -- Longitudinal studies
Educational attainment -- Social aspects -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
Academic achievement -- Social aspects -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Hispanic American Studies.
Academic achievement -- Social aspects.
Mexican American students.
Mexican Americans -- Education (Higher)
Student aspirations.
United States.
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016012310
ISBN 9780813584959