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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Non-School Curriculum: Supporting Positive Development Through Structured Activities
Non-School curriculum: Supporting positive development through structured activities

Children in the United States spend nearly half of their waking hours outside of school (Larson & Verma, 1999). Due to the rise in dual-income families and working single mothers, many children are not supervised by parents during this time. They spend much of this time in relaxed leisure (e.g., hanging out with friends, watching television, reading) and organized or structured activities. Structured afterschool activities include two broad categories: (1) community-based programs and (2) extracurricular activities. Community-based or afterschool programs include a wide variety of programs, such as the YMCA, religious-based youth groups, and Boy Scouts. Extracurricular activities are offered at the school or lessons in the community and typically ...

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