Report Roundup

After-School Programs

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After-school programs with an international focus may help students in the United States prepare for the global market, a report concludes.

Based on a forum convened by the New York City-based Asia Society and the San Rafael, Calif.-based George Lucas Educational Foundation, the report details the importance of international awareness in students and provides recommendations for implementing globally focused after-school programs. Programs should teach students skills or attitudes such as sensitivity to foreign cultures, fluency in foreign languages, and an understanding of international trade, according to the report.

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Vol. 26, Issue 26, Page 14

Published in Print: March 5, 2007, as After-School Programs

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