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Hones, Donald F.; Pasayes, Mayra; Vang, Txerthoj – Multicultural Education, 2019
In this article, two co-authors share their immigrant stories of persecution and flight to the U.S. Txerthoj Vang is a refugee from Laos who supported the U.S. as part of the Hmong secret army during the Vietnam era. Mayra Pasayes is an immigrant from El Salvador who fled that country's civil war during the 1980s. Though they each faced a high…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Citizenship, Personal Narratives
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
Hones, Donald F.; Aguilar, Nancy; Thao, Stacie – Multicultural Education, 2009
This article provides portraits of two women on professional journeys to become bilingual teachers. Stacie Thao was born in Thailand. Nancy Aguilar was born in California, and spent some of her childhood in Mexico. Stacie's first language is Hmong, while Nancy's is Spanish. Each learned English in school, and each helped their immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Bilingual Teachers, Immigrants
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