Building Effective Afterschool Programs

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This unique resource provides a practical overview of the research and best practices that can be easily adapted and applied in the development of highly effective after-school programs.

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Olatokunbo (Toks) S. Fashola is a senior research fellow with Optimal Solutions Group and an adjunct research scientist and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. She has served as principal investigator, evaluator, and advisor for several programs and program evaluations across the country.

Prior to joining the Optimal Solutions Group, Fashola was the research director of the Comprehensive School Reform Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where she was primarily responsible for the evaluation and production of AIR Reports. This work involved reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of K-12 programs. Fashola was also involved in the National Longitudinal Study of the No Child Left Behind Act (NLS-NCLB) and served as a senior content advisor for the What Works Clearinghouse in the area of high school dropouts.

Her more recent work addresses the education of African American males, afterschool programs, schoolwide reform, and program evaluation and rigorous research in general and special education.

Toks Fashola is the editor of Educating African American Males: Voices From the Field (Corwin Press, 2005) and wrote some of the book’s chapters. She wrote Building Effective Afterschool Programs (Corwin Press, 2001) and Show Me the Evidence!: Proven and Promising Programs for America′s Schools. Fashola has also served as an author of book chapters in Effective Programs for Latino Students.

Fashola has served on panels to reputable organizations such as the U.S. Department of Education′s IES and the National Academy of Science′s Committee on Research in Education as well as the National Science Foundation. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and on Public Broadcasting Services (PBS).

She has served as an expert witness in the area of desegregation and currently serves on the National Education Steering Committee of the Campbell Collaboration, an international methods organization dedicated to conducting systematic reviews of academic and social science research. Fashola also serves as a national advisor to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Toks Fashola’s areas of interest include reading, early childhood education, data-driven decision-making, afterschool programs, high school dropouts, emergent and adolescent literacy, and research methods.

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"This book provides a unique source of information, experience, and evidence that is essential for any educator or policymaker involved in planning afterschool programs for children."

(Robert E. Slavin)

"Building Effective Afterschool Programs offers a combination of theory, research, and practice for anyone interested in exploring afterschool issues or implementing afterschool programs. Fashola is to be commended for helping the reader organize their thoughts on ′what works′ in afterschool programming. She offers the reader a means for examining current afterschool programs and promising strategies that have evidence of effectiveness and replicability."

(Mary Thomas Newsom, Educational Consultant)

"Fashola is to be commended for helping the reader organize their thoughts on ′what works′ in afterschool programming. She offers the reader a means for examining current afterschool programs and promising strategies that have evidence of effectiveness and replicability."

(Journal of Education for Students Place At Risk)

Building Effective Afterschool Programs provides a breadth of information that interested stakeholders can use in planning, designing, or implementing an afterschool program. Especially noteworthy is the attention paid to the importance of evaluation.” (Contemporary Psychology)

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