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Afterschool: Growth! (The All Stars Way)


by Bonny L. Gildin — 2014

This chapter shares a model of afterschool development created by the not-for-profit All Stars Project. Central to the model are self-conscious and collective acts of performing and pretending that help youth living in high poverty, urban areas grow as learners and builders of their lives and their communities.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113. No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 14, 2014, p. 425-444
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18300, Date Accessed: 11/18/2017 1:40:30 AM

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  • Bonny Gildin
    All Stars Project
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    BONNY L. GILDIN, PhD, is Vice President/Afterschool Development Research and Policy of the not-for-profit All Stars Project. She is creating the Institute for Afterschool Development, a new community–university partnership initiative that is advancing research in using afterschool as an environment for growth and development. In 2013, she co-authored (with Cindy Onore) a chapter entitled, A community–university partnership to develop urban teachers as public professionals, in J. Noel (Ed.), Moving Teacher Education Into Urban Schools and Communities: Prioritizing Strengths. New York, NY: Routledge.
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