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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Hmong Awareness Class
Offered for Educators
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900
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MAILED: Dec. 15, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- A class titled "Hmong Cultural Awareness for Educators" will be held on four Tuesdays in February.
The distance education class over the Educational Teleconference Network will run from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Topics that will be covered at the workshop includes the history of the Hmong in Laos, camp life in Thailand, Hmong experiences in Wisconsin, examination of the family/clan system, traditional roles and strategies to improve communication between Hmong students and families and schools.
State schools are working to meet the needs of the Hmong by incorporating cultural differences into the classroom. The workshop is part of the effort to instruct, enlighten and encourage educators who work with the Hmong.
Presenters for the class will be Karen Alexander, an English as a Second Language teacher for Eau Claire public schools, and Pang Cher Vue, director of Hmong education programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The course is geared toward teachers in elementary, middle and secondary schools, ESL teachers, administrators, counselors and social workers.
The workshop fee is $60 which covers the cost of instruction and materials. The registration form and course payment must be completed by Jan. 27, 1998.
For further information, contact Pang Cher Vue at (715) 836-2031.
The class is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education/UW-Extension.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Dec. 15, 1997