Out of School Research

Category: Out of School Research

STEM Careers + Families: Learning Centers and Museums
Business/Industry Research, Out of School Research, Post-secondary and Training Research

As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features the family engagement work of the New York Hall of Science, NYSCI, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, OMSI. Both NYSCI and OMSI are innovation museums that help families better understand the connection between STEM in museums, in their homes and future career pathways.

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Expanding Access and Inclusion in STEM through Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Family Research, Out of School Research

Research shows that families are critical to the encouragement and navigation support of STEM learning for youth. Culturally responsive family engagement is especially important for program providers to consider in that it maximizes the strength and potential of all communities, most notably the populations most underrepresented in STEM fields. Culturally responsive programs respect cultural differences of families across race, language, geography, religion and nationality.

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Family Engagement: Taking it to the Next Level
Out of School Research

As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas as programs doing exceptional family engagement work. The study focuses on the following four areas highlighted in the programs that make for successful family engagement efforts.

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Set a Place at the STEM Table for Youth with Disabilities and their families
Out of School Research

As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features out of school time programs that offer STEM programs for youth and their families. The study points out that very out of school opportunities exist for students and even less offer strong family engagement efforts.

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Changing the Game in STEM with Family Engagement: A White Paper for Practitioners and Field Leaders to Empower Families in STEM
Family Research, Out of School Research, School (K-12) Research

As part of STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this white paper was released to support leaders in the field to best connect with families. The paper reviews promising STEM opportunities for children and their families, in addition to offering recommendations to make such opportunities more inclusive.

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Current Issues in Out-of-School Time. ( A Series of Books)
Out of School Research

A series of books published looking into the current issues in the out-of-school space. Content includes both research and promising practices.

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Families in the Driver’s Seat: Parent-driven Lessons and Guidelines for Collective Engagement.
Family Research, Out of School Research

This comprehensive report and ready-to-use curriculum for family engagement was created by the Equitable Parent–School Collaboration Research Project at the University of Washington. With a train the trainer model, the curriculum works to build authentic parent and family engagement to improve student outcomes and success.

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GENIAL: Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for all Latinos
Government Research, Out of School Research

Learning from a two-day conference to best support Latinx students in informal science environments. Organizations must take risks beyond their status quo, which includes better supporting diverse staff members serving students in informal environments.

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Data Inquiry for Equitable Collaboration: The Case of Neighborhood House’s Data Carousel
Family Research, Out of School Research, Post-secondary and Training Research, School (K-12) Research

This study acknowledges the traditional role that data collection has played as a vehicle for demonstrating compliance, in addition it a new, meaningful role that it can play when collection efforts are approached collaboratively with families.

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Building Relationships, Bridging Cultures: Cultural Brokering in Family Engagement
Family Research, Out of School Research, School (K-12) Research

Research around the important role of “cultural brokers” play between families and schools. Cultural brokers serve as bridges and translators between family and schools and can adopt strategies for building parent and family capacity.

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