Out-of-school-time study programmes: do they work?

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Author: Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Francis


We analyse the prevalence and effectiveness of out-of-school-time (OST) study programmes among secondary aged students, focusing on their potential for reducing socio-economic gaps in educational achievement. Compared to several extant studies, including the only prior study for Britain, whose findings could be affected by heterogeneous participation in the programmes, our results derive from a rich dataset with multiple controls for social background, personal motivation, and school characteristics. We find that programme participation in England is relatively low among students from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Secondary education; Participation; Outcomes; Equity

Keywords: Educational program; Program evaluation; Achievement; Socially disadvantaged; Social mobility

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 43

Journal number: 1

Journal date: February 2017

Pages: pp. 127-147

ISSN: 0305-4985, 1465-3915 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 131.467

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