Afterschool Matters Spring 2013

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This special STEM focused issue of the Journal was funded by the NOYCE Foundation.

Download the entire issue of Afterschool Matters Spring 2013 as a pdf. 68 pages.

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By Bronwyn Bevan and Vera Michalchik

The limitations of the additive model of learning and the advantages of the contextual model for fostering a STEM learning environment.

By Jessica Donner and Yvonne Wang

Recognizing that schools can’t boost STEM preformance alone, policy makers and educators have called for “all hands on deck” to boost STEM achievement, ignite passions in science, and expose students to STEM career possibilities. 

By Marlene Kliman, Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, and Valerie Martin

Developing resources to assist librarians in bringing mathematic reasoning and problem solving into their programing and develop the library as a forum for exchanging problem-solving strategies. 

By Sandra L. Laursen, Heather Thiry, Tim Archie, and Rebecca Crane

Belief is widespread that OST programs are ideal locations in which to learn science and that youth participation may increase access to science for underrepresented groups, such as girls or minorities, and enhance the science workforce.

By Michael MacEwan

Voices from the Field: an exploration of a program through the experience of the children, the training of the staff and potential spaces for improvement.

By Harriet S. Mosatche, Susan Matloff-Nieves, Linda Kekelis, and Elizabeth K. Lawner

Research-supported strategies for working with teen girls and building interest in STEM fields and careers. 

By Christine Andrews Paulsen

An exploration of the contributions of public television programs to increased awareness of and interest in STEM fields. 

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Call for Papers


NIOST is calling for papers for Afterschool Matters.

NIOST is calling for papers for upcoming issues of Afterschool Matters. For more information, visit the Call for Papers page or contact:


Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Managing Editor
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
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