White Teacher - Chapters 11-13 Summary & Analysis

Vivian Paley
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Chapters 11-13 Summary and Analysis

In chapter 11, Mrs. Paley began a new school year. This class included Claire Mireau, the young daughter of West Indian parents. From the beginning, Claire appeared reluctant to participate in the activities going on around her, often refusing offers to be included in play. Mrs. Paley questioned Claire's father about Claire's background, but learned nothing that could explain Claire's behavior. As the week continued, Claire continued to refuse to play. Claire also refused to participate in group activities. The first time Claire ever spoke to Mrs. Paley was one afternoon at Boland Pond when another student was injured. Mrs. Paley became so concerned that she contacted a friend who was an expert in learning disabilities. However, Mrs. Paley quickly dismissed the idea that Claire might be disabled in some way. Mrs. Paley called Claire's parents in for a conference...

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