Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age | The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project

Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age | The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project:

 "The days when summer and afterschool learning programs that only offered “safe custodial care” were considered fine are thankfully behind us. Tectonic social changes—including demographic shifts that have placed most women with school-age children in the labor force, research breakthroughs in the learning sciences and in socio-emotional and brain development, and daunting national achievement worries—have all converged to place a major new emphasis on the quality of a child’s learning experiences throughout the typical school day, after school, weekends, and across the year, 
including summers. 
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