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Hones, Donald F. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Most of the students at Milpera State High School are in Australia because of wars, famine, or economic devastation in their homelands. Many have suffered the additional loss of parents and other family members. Some have low (or nonexistent) literacy in their native languages, and many have had few opportunities for formal education. Such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Educational Quality, Refugees
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Hones, Donald F. – Multicultural Education, 2005
In this article the author shares his experience visiting two schools that serve Aboriginal children in the state of Queensland, Australia: (1) Cherbourg State School in central Queensland; and (2) Kuranda State School in the Far North. Prior to his visit he had learned somewhat of Australia's troubled history regarding Aboriginal education, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tribes, State Schools, Indigenous Populations