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Collaborative Efforts Between Informal Learning Programs and Traditional K-12 Settings

McCrary, Valeria (2021) Collaborative Efforts Between Informal Learning Programs and Traditional K-12 Settings. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation attempts to create an improved collaborative effort between in-school and after-school educators. The purpose of this study is to examine the current process by which after-school educational programs collaborate with in-school leaders to enhance students’ academic achievement. To address this challenge, this research study will; (1) examine the current obstacles between in- and out-of-school programs, particularly for Black students; and (2) determine the nature of partnerships that currently exist between in- and out-of-school programs in the Pittsburgh region. The literature explores the history of after-school partnerships and the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing quality after-school programs in urban educational settings. The results of this study will help after-school program directors and school leaders identify how to best support long-term success for youth.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McCrary, Valeriavmm24@pitt.eduvmm24
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCrowley,
Committee MemberDelale-O'Connor,
Committee MemberRussell,
Date: 21 May 2021
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 April 2021
Approval Date: 21 May 2021
Submission Date: 26 April 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 72
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Learning Sciences and Policy
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: OSL Out-of-school learning, After-school programs, Partnerships
Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 15:20
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 15:20

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