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Dr.Jon Reyhner

Dr. Jon Allan Reyhner, Professor
Department of Educational Specialties
College of Education
P.O. Box 5774, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5774
Phone 928 523 0580; FAX 928 523 1929
E-mail Jon.Reyhner@nau.edu

Dr. Reyhner has written over 50 articles and book chapters and given over 100 workshops, presentations, and speeches at regional, national, and international conferences. He is author of Education and Language Restoration (Chelsea House, 2006) written for high school and college students and co-author of American Indian Education: A History (University of Oklahoma Press, 2004) and Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach (Multilingual Matters, 2002). His edited books include Honoring Our Children: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students (2013), Honoring Our Heritage: Culturally Appropriate Approaches for Teaching Indigenous Students (2011), Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned (2009), Nurturing Native Languages (2003), Indigenous Languages Across the Community (2002), Learn in Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century (2000), Revitalizing Indigenous Languages (1999), Teaching Indigenous Languages (1997), Teaching American Indian Students (1992), and Effective Language Education Practices (1990). He also has edited since 1990 a regular column on indigenous bilingual education in the National Association for Bilingual Education's magazine, now called Perspectives. He taught junior high school for four years in the Navajo Nation and was a school administrator for ten years in Indian schools in Arizona, Montana, and New Mexico. In 1986 he left school administration to become an assistant professor and coordinator of the Indian Bilingual Teacher Training Program at what is now Montana State University--Billings. In 1995 he came to Northern Arizona University where he is currently a professor teaching bilingual multicultural education courses. He is recognized as an innovator in "NAU: A Community of Distinction" and in "The NAU Legacy: People Making a Difference" for "Pioneering a New Culture of Education." In a 2013 article by Hollie J. Mackey and Linda Sue Warner titled "For Our Children: A Study and Critical Discussion of the Influences on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Policy" in the spring issue of the Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis, he was named as one of the most "influential people in American Indian/Alaska Native Education." He has developed web sites on:


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