Mayan ELL Resources


Aguilera, D., & LeCompte, M. D. (2007). Resiliency in Native languages: The tale of three
Indigenous communities’ experiences with language immersion. Journal of American
Indian Education, 11-36.
Ahmed, A. (2016). Step by Step on a Desperate Trek by Migrants Through Mexico. The New
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Altschuler, D. (2012). How patronage politics undermines parental participation and
accountability: Community-managed schools in Honduras and Guatemala. Comparative
Education Review, 57(1), 117-144.
Arciniegas, G. (1968). Latin America: A Cultural History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Bear, C. (2008, May 12). American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many. Morning Edition.
National Public Radio. Retrieved from:
Bellino, M. J. (2016). So that we do not fall again: History education and citizenship in
“postwar” Guatemala. Comparative Education Review, 60(1), 58-79.
Berthet, R. S., & Lopez, J. H. (2011). Crime and violence in Central America: A development
challenge. World Bank.
Borjian, A. (2016). Educational Resilience of an Undocumented Immigrant Student: Educators
as Bridge Makers. CATESOL Journal, 28, 121.
Brown, W. & Odem M. (2011). Living Across Borders: Guatemala Maya Immigrants in the US
South. Southern Spaces. Retrieved from:
Burkholder, M. A., & Johnson, L. L. (1990). Colonial Latin America. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.
Chasteen, J. C. (2001). Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America. New
York: W. W. Norton & Company.
Cooperative for Education. (2017). Guatemala Country Profile. Retrieved from
Council on Hemispheric Affairs. (2014). Human Rights Violations in Honduras: Land Seizures,
Peasants’ Repression, and the Struggle for Democracy on the Ground. Retrieved from
Farriss, N. M. (1992). Maya Society Under Colonial Rule: The Collective Enterprise of Survival.
Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Galeano, E. (1973). Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.
New York: Monthly Review Press.
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Hallman, K., Peracca, S., Catino, J., & Ruiz, M. J. (2007). Indigenous girls in Guatemala:
poverty and location. In M. A. Lewis & M. E. Lockheed (Eds.), Exclusion, Gender and
Schooling: Case Studies from the Developing World, (pp. 145-175). Washington, D.C.: Center for Global Development.
Howell, J. (2017). Getting Out to Get Ahead? Perspectives on Schooling and Social and
Geographic Mobility in Southern Mexico. The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean
Ishihara-Brito, R. (2013). Educational access is educational quality: Indigenous parents’
perceptions of schooling in rural Guatemala. Prospects, 43(2), 187-197.
Jung, C. (2016, December 25). Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The
‘Epitome Of Broken’? All Things Considered. National Public Radio. Phoenix, AZ: KJZZ
Retrieved from:
Kearns, R. (2015, May 15). High Court Orders Belize to Recognize and Protect Maya
Traditional Property and Rights. Indian Country Today. Retrieved from
Krogstad, J.M. (2016). 5 Facts about Mexico and immigration to the U.S. Pew Center for
Research. Retrieved from
Latin American Research Group. (2002). Guatemalans in Canada: Contexts of Departure and
Arrival. Retrieved from
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Martínez Manzanero, B. A. (2017). “Somos mayas, pero no como los de acá.”: Etnicidad y
localidad entre los ex refugiados guatemaltecos en Campeche, México. Proceedings from
I Encontro Ibero-Americano de Estudos Mayas/I Congresso Brasileiro de Estudos
Mayas. Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Mayan Families. (2017). Retrieved from
Menchú, R. & Burgos-Debray, E. (1984). I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in
Guatemala. New York: Verso.
Meyer, M.C. & Sherman, W. L. (1991). The Course of Mexican History, 4th Edition. New York:
Oxford University Press.
Mijangos-Noh, J. C. (2009). Racism against the Mayan Population in Yucatan, Mexico: How
Current Education Contradicts the Law. From paper presented at the Annual Meeting of
the American Educational Research Association. San Diego.
Minority Rights. (2017). Retrieved from
Nez, C. (2011). Code Talker. Penguin Group: New York, NY.
Nicholson, M, et al. (2017). The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition. The Center for
American Progress. Retrieved from
Ogulnick, K. (2006). Popular Education and Language Rights in Indigenous Mayan Communities:
Emergence of New Social Actors and Gendered Voices. In O. Garcia, T. Skutnabb-
Kangas, & M. Torres-Guzmán (Eds.), Imagining Multilingual Schools, (pp.
150-168). Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Pentón Herrera, L. J. (2017). The key is differentiation: Recognizing the literacy and linguistic
needs of indigenous Hispanic students. Literacy Today, 34(6), pp. 8-9.
Pérez Campa, M & Sotelo Santos, L. (2006). The Mayas: The Splendor of a Great Culture.
Mexico, D.F.: Monclem Ediciones.
Pérez Pérez, E. (2003). La Crisis de la Educación Indígena en el Área Tzotzil. Mexico, D.F.:
Universidad Pedagógica Nacional.
Pompano, J.R. (2006) Using Oral Traditions to Improve Verbal and Listening Skills. Yale-New
Haven Teachers Institute. Retrieved from:
Phillipson, R. (1992). Linguistic Imperialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Reinke, L. (2004). Globalisation and local indigenous education in Mexico. International review
of education, 50(5), 483-496.
Riding, A. (1989). Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans. New York: Vintage Books.
Simon, J. (1987). Guatemala: Eternal Spring-Eternal Tyranny. New York: W. W. Norton &
Staehr Fenner, D. (2014). Advocating for English Learners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
The Center for Justice and Accountability. (2016). Honduras. Retrieved from
United Nations (2009). State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Retrieved from
Vinogradov, P., & Bigelow, M. (2010). Using Oral Language Skills to Build on the Emerging
Literacy of Adult English Learners. CAELA Network Brief. Center for Adult English
Language Acquisition.
Wang, H. L. (2014). Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children. All
Things Considered. National Public Radio. Retrieved from
Wood, T. J. (2011). Third language acquisition: Spanish-speaking students in the Latin
classroom. Aliquid Novi.
Yescas, C. (2010). Hidden in Plain Sight: Indigenous Migrants, Their Movements, and Their
Challenges. Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from: