Understanding the “How” of Quality Improvement: Lessons from the Rhode Island Program Quality Intervention

October 1st, 2012 | RESEARCH

Our study looks at how participation in a continuous quality improvement initiative produces higher-quality practice in Rhode Island’s afterschool community by fostering change in program management practices. Among other findings, we discovered that quality improvement begins with program managers, who then lead the process of change.


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Team Members

Elizabeth Devaney, Author
Charles Smith, Author, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Kenneth Wong, Author, Brown University


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 16
Page(s): 1

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Professional Development and Workshops | Public Programs