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ERIC Number: EJ1090861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
The Changing Colors of Maple Hills: Intersections of Culture, Race, Language, and Exceptionality in a Rural Farming Community
Scanlan, Martin
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n1 p62-69 Mar 2016
This case describes Maple Hills Elementary, a K-8 school in a rural farming community of the Midwest. As a community, Maple Hills has historically experienced a narrow range of diversity across race, ethnicity, language, and religion. Residents have predominantly been White, with German and English heritage, speak English as a mother tongue, and identify as Protestant Christian. In the last decade, Maple Hills has experienced an influx of immigrants from several nations leading to a confluence of issues in Maple Hills Elementary involving culture, language, and special education. In this case, one immigrant mother begins asking hard questions that force the teachers and principals to begin to question their assumptions and practices regarding how student support services are delivered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A