You are invited to a discussion led by Professor Karl Alexander on The Long Shadow, a highly acclaimed longitudinal study of more than 800 Baltimore schoolchildren. Co-authored by research professor Doris Entwisle and associate research scientist Linda Olsen, the book traces for two decades how experiences during the formative years of inner city students affected their long-term well-being. Combining original interviews with empirical data, this fascinating study monitors students from their elementary school years to adulthood, paying special attention to how opportunities available to them at an early age helped shape their socioeconomic status as adults.
Monday, May 4 | 7 to 8:30 p.m. School of Education Building, Room 219 2800 N. Charles Street Baltimore
"The Long Shadow profoundly challenges our understanding of schooling in the lives of disadvantaged children. This is an essential book for all who care about children's education." –Glen Elder Jr. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"The stories (and data) about their lives tell us much about what it's like to grow up poor in urban American—and what it takes to escape those odds." –The Washington Post
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