“From School of Crisis to Distinguished”: Using Maslow's Hierarchy in a Rural Underperforming School

Molly H. Fisher, Ben Crawford

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Abstract

Despite conditions that would work against a small and rural school in an impoverish rural area of the United States, Fairway Elementary School has managed to excel in its accountability measures. Through interviews with faculty, staff, teachers, students, and parents of children at Fairway Elementary School a model was developed through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It was found that a new administrator at the school started with the physiological needs of the children and are now working within the esteem stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy. Details from each stage of the hierarchy are provided as a promising practice for other rural schools. Fairway Elementary continues to succeed in their efforts to improve not only student achievement, but the culture of their school within an impoverished community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-19
Number of pages12
JournalRural Educator
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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