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2014 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: 7422 words || 
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1. Quirke, Linda. "How You Should Spend Your Summer Vacation: Parenting Advice Regarding Children’s Time in Summer, 1985-2013" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Aug 15, 2014 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p726214_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: How are parents advised to manage their children’s time? As children’s summer activities may influence their long-term academic success, the question of how children spend their time during July and August is an important one. This study seeks to explore the social context of parenting with respect to children’s time use in summer. What advice are parents given, with respect to how children’s time should be spent in the summer? How are parents urged to manage or oversee their children’s time during the summer? What summer routines, habits and activities are promoted by parenting magazines? While parenting magazine data do not answer the question of how children actually spend time, they approximate mainstream notions of what constitutes good parenting. I analyze 144 Canadian parenting magazine articles on the topic of children’s time in the summer, published between 1985 and 2013. Articles endorse middle-class childrearing, with parents urged to research and plan ahead to ensure their children have a productive summer. Summer is construed as a risky time; summer is depicted as a threat to both children’s safety and their academic prowess. Advice magazine articles prompt parents to ensure that they not only manage their children’s slate of activities and whereabouts, but their emotional state as well. Summer is characterized as a significant time requiring much advance planning and research it make it a successful time for children who need considerable supervision.

2016 - Southwestern Social Science Association 97th Annual Meeting Words: 319 words || 
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2. Kisiara, Otieno. "Social Capital and the challenges of stemming the summer slide for refugee youth: lessons from a summer learning program" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association 97th Annual Meeting, Paris and Bally’s Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mar 23, 2016 <Not Available>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1111197_index.html>
Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This poster offers an analysis of a summer program for refugee youth. The negative effects of extended summer breaks on learning for children in K-12 schools are well documented. Known as the summer slide, studies have shown that losses in reading and math are cumulative as children move through the grades. The summer slide also varies by Socioeconomic Status (SES), with children of low SES significantly impacted than their counterparts. The primary approach to stemming summer slide has been through summer learning programs. These programs, often offered outside the traditional school academic structure, vary in their structure, rigor, and accessibility. Generally, children of middle and upper SES have greater access (quantity and quality) to summer learning programs than children of low SES. Summer learning programs are often not supported by public funds, and hence require financial and other resources (e.g. independent transportation) that poor families don’t have. In this poster, we review and analyze a summer learning program for refugee youth (a low SES group) in Rochester, New York. Refugee families enter the United States after years of forced displacement, which leave them economically marginalized and dependent on public support in the first few years of their settlement in the U.S. Refugee families tend to live in poor neighborhoods, and hence face many of the challenges other poor communities face in the U.S. Based on data collected from academic tests scores, interviews with teachers, students, and interns, we posit that lack of social capital is a primary factor in explaining the challenges faced by the summer program. The private, not-for-profit organization that runs the summer program faces significant constraints in funding and trained and experienced personnel that limits its ability to put together a successful summer program. Due to lack of social capital, our analysis reveals that some of the challenges faced by the program include absenteeism, lack of activity options for students, and lack of differentiated classes.

2017 - LRA Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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3. Cavendish, Leslie. "Summer Reading Program: Building Student Comprehension and Motivation while Addressing Summer Reading Loss" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the LRA Annual Conference, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa, FL, Nov 29, 2017 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1271979_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed

2013 - LRA 63rd Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: 1912 words || 
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4. Mitchell, Chrystine. "Engaging Reluctant Middle School Students with Digital Readers: A Summer Program Designed to Increase Independent Summer Reading" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the LRA 63rd Annual Conference, Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, Dec 04, 2013 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p662556_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed

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