Essay on After School Programs...

2875 Words Apr 26th, 2006 12 Pages
After School Programs

What Can They Do For You???

The purpose of this paper is to explore the different aspects of Before and After School Programs through different disciplinary research methods. I will look at how each of the methods helps to shape not only the programs but those who attend them, in terms of how they develop the students into active producers. I will also explore how the programs affect how a society develops as well as the over all affect the programs have. The paper will examine the influences through the disciplines of, Psychology, Sociology, and Economics.

After school programs are often broad-based, incorporating a variety of activities beyond schoolwork, a finding that comes
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Other programs can encourage these skills with a game or activity, such as assigning tasks to the children with a desired result leading to either a reward or punishment. These skills could then be later used in the job market or for personal schedule management, as well as problem solving and making difficult decisions. The children could then use what they've learned to develop a more concrete thought about the society that affects them and how it relates to them personally.
This is where a program such as SMART Moves plays an important role, because it teaches the children about some of the dangers they may face as they continue to grow and develop in the world. SMART Moves is a program developed to teach children about how the world around them plays an especially important role in their development. It also teaches them how the media and those directly involved in their life with shape their behavior and that only they have the power to control their future.
Next I will look at how each child will then take their ideas, thoughts and beliefs and apply them socially to their environment in and outside of school. Research has shown that children will develop skills better and gain more of a benefit in the areas of peer relations, emotional adjustment, conflict resolution skills and conduct in school (Junge, Manglallan, Raskauskas, 2003). Here the author is basically saying that the children who

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