The University of Wisconsin Extension Hmong Summary Report surveyed Hmong adults and students about educational preferences. The findings reveal that in Hmong culture, students tend to prefer an in-person delivery method rather than electronic or remote delivery.
The report states that students tend to learn best through “classes or conferences and oral histories from elders, class projects, support groups, newsletters in both Hmong and English, Hmong mentors, audio tapes, high school clubs, and entertainment or plays.” The survey tells us that the community tends to prefer teachers who are Hmong or who have an in-depth understanding of Hmong culture. Hmong guidance counselors and other Hmong staff are recommended as well.
To enhance your understanding of aspects of Hmong culture, the center recommends educators take part in seven experiences. Opportunities are highlighted below. For an overview of the seven experiences, please click here.
“Meeting the Educational Needs of Hmong in Wisconsin” – UW-Extension
“Hmong World View and Social Structure“ by Gary Yia Lee
Developing Cross Cultural Competence–A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families, by E.W. Lynch and M.J. Hanson.
Hmong Means Free by Sucheng Chan
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Hmong ABC (Bookstore) Hmong ABC preserves and promotes the Hmong people through large collections of Hmong art, books, and crafts using an online, secure website.
Coaching (Coming Soon - Please Check Back)
Community Site Visits
Hmong New Year Festivals
Troy Gardens – Madison, Wisconsin
Hmong New Year - local communities
Hmong Talent Show – Madison, Wisconsin (December)
Conferences and Workshops
School Site Visits
Additional Information – Interpreters
If you are in need of Hmong translation services, your local Hmong Mutual Associations (HMAs) can assist.
Appleton, WI 54915
Phone: (920) 739-3192
Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: (715) 842-8390
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: (920) 458-0808
Oshkosh Hmong/Lao American Association, Inc.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 235-5133