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The urban child: getting ready for failureAuthor(s): Lois Mark Stalvey
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
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThis 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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CitationStalvey, 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
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