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ERIC Number: EJ805230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
The Plains City Story
van Olphen, Marcela; Rios, Francisco; Berube, William; Dexter, Robin; McCarthy, Robert
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v9 n2 p23-32 2006
This case study portrays a contemporary phenomenon that affects many U.S. school districts. Specifically, the authors address the challenges that the superintendent of the Plains City school district faced as a result of a change in the demographic distribution of his district. The gradual development of the pig farming industry in Plains City generated an increasing demand for workers. Because of this development, the number of Mexican students in the Plains City school district increased significantly. The authors present an account of some of the actions taken to promote dialogue and to decrease the tension that was generated as a result of the social changes in the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A