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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
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