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The urban child: getting ready for failure

Informally Refereed
Authors: Lois Mark Stalvey
Year: 1977
Type: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northern Research Station
Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 38-41

Abstract

This paper is the result of my personal experiences in Philadelphia's predominantly black public schools, both as a white parent of three children and as a volunteer teacher. It mentions the benefits to our white middle-class children from their 12 years in these schools, but also describes the far-different treatment of their black classmates - much of which is unsuspected by educators who could make necessary changes. This paper suggests a solution that could be implemeted in a matter of months with little effort and no financial cost.

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Citation

Stalvey, Lois Mark. 1977. The urban child: getting ready for failure. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 38-41
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/12341