Preface.- Easy Reference Guide to Group-Centered Learning Center Interventions.- Chapter 1: Organizing an After-School Program.- Chapter 2: The Group-Centered Approach.- Chapter 3: Combining Learning and Counseling into One After-school Program.- Chapter 4: The Role of Motivation in an Ongoing Year-long Program.- Chapter 5: Group Process, Self-Efficacy, and Cohesion: Applying the Principles of Change.- Chapter 6: Interaction in a Year-long Program.- Chapter 7: Solving Conflicts and Problems.- Chapter 8: After-School Programs and the School Mission.
Provides theoretical and research bases for designing after-school programs that ensure academic success for at-risk students
Features instructive case examples and evidence-based group-centered interventions
Offers observational exercises to assist readers in gaining a deeper understanding of how group process works
Shows how after-school gains translate into improved classroom performance and reduced dropout rates