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dc.contributor.authorSimoncini, Kym
dc.contributor.authorCartmel, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-05T00:30:55Z
dc.date.available2017-05-05T00:30:55Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2196-3673
dc.identifier.doi10.3224/ijree.v3i1.19584
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/88960
dc.description.abstractParticipation in after school care in Australia has more than doubled since the 1980s with hundreds of thousands of children attending every day. Historically this form of care has been regarded as a service for parents rather than an opportunity for children. There is a paucity of Australian research for school age care (SAC). This study investigated children's perceptions and experiences of afterschool care. 164 children in Prep/kindergarten to Year 7 across 14 services in Canberra and Logan participated in the research. Five questions were used to survey the children. Their responses supported the notion that SAC settings are important contexts of childhood and development. Afterschool care affords children opportunities to develop skills and competencies, make new friends as well as promoting and protecting play. Areas of health and safety, staffing, relationships with children were revealed as ways afterschool care could improve.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBudrich Publications
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom114
dc.relation.ispartofpageto131
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal for Research on Extended Education (IJREE)
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCounselling, Welfare and Community Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160702
dc.titleChildren’s Voices in Australian School Age Care: What do They Think About Afterschool Care?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2015. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
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gro.griffith.authorCartmel, Jennifer L.
gro.griffith.authorYoung, Amy A.


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