Bibliography: New Mexico Politics (page 2 of 5)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the GPNM . US website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Jo Ann Krueger, David L. Wright, Maurilio E. Vigil, Greg Reid, Julie Davis Bell, Sharmila Basu Conger, Demaree K. Michelau, S. Gregory Bowes, A. Barry Osborne, and Sheilah Nicholas.

Krueger, Jo Ann (1975). The Politics of School Finance: New Mexico Passes a State Funding Formula, Journal of Education Finance. Describes the political process that resulted in passage of a comprehensive state school aid equalization formula by the 1974 New Mexico legislature. Compares New Mexico's experience with various findings and concepts from the educational literature, particularly Berke's study of successful finance reform efforts.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid

Tatto, M. T. (2002). The Value and Feasibility of Evaluation Research on Teacher Development: Contrasting Experiences in Sri Lanka and Mexico, International Journal of Educational Development. This article discusses the value and feasibility of carrying out evaluation research on teacher development and uses as points of reference the author's experiences in two countries, Sri Lanka and Mexico. In Sri Lanka, an evaluation study was designed to understand the effectiveness and costs of teacher development at the elementary level linking teacher preparation with classroom practice and student achievement. The study also evaluated costs and analyzed the possible impact of the results for future policy. The study in Mexico illustrates the challenges of doing evaluation research in an environment dominated by a central state and teacher union politics, and where systemic empirical research on teacher development has been rare. It constituted an initial attempt at looking at the content and the anticipated effects across different approaches to teacher development in Mexico. New calls for greater accountability and better understanding of the reach and limitations of general education worldwide are prompting systems to examine teacher development program effectiveness. In this analytical article, the author discusses strategies and possibilities in the emerging field of teacher development program evaluation.   [More]  Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Unions

Research Review of Equal Education (1977). Mexican Americans: History. Brief accounts of Mexican American life are presented in terms of six historical works on Mexican American settlements in California, Texas and New Mexico. Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Economic Factors, History, Labor Force

Cage, Mary Crystal (1989). Hispanic Political Leaders in New Mexico Subject Higher Education to New Scrutiny, Chronicle of Higher Education. Minority politicians who believe that colleges have ignored them in the past are winning political posts that are crucial for higher education and are using their new power. The ethnic composition of the faculty at the University of New Mexico has been the target of legislators in the last year. Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education

Wiley, Tom; And Others (1969). State Politics of Education: Policy Formulation–Past Present and Future. State actions related to the formulation of educational policy are treated from four distinct points of view. Tom Wiley, University of New Mexico, describes pressures upon the school system in New Mexico by the U.S. Office of Education, the State legislature, the governor's office, and teacher associations. Michael Manley, assistant to the Democratic floor leader of the California legislature, discusses specific legislation enacted by the California Assembly in areas of school finance (including support for special services, children's centers, and kindergartens), increasing local authority to develop local curricula, and a standardized statewide testing program. Joseph H. McGivney, Syracuse University, outlines and evaluates the main features of Planning-Programing-Budgeting Systems. Laurence Iannoccone, Harvard University, projects a basic shift in the governance of education, with authority through funding becoming less centralized in the Federal government and more actively expressed through political interest groups active at the State and local levels.   [More]  Descriptors: Critical Path Method, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Federal State Relationship

Reecer, Marcia (1988). Jersey City Stands Firm against Charges of 'Academic Bankruptcy', American School Board Journal. Examines Jersey City (New Jersey) Superintendent Franklin Williams' efforts to thwart the state's takeover of his school system, which is facing academic and managerial bankruptcy. An inset mentions other state takeovers or interventions in Texas, New Mexico, and Kentucky school districts facing financial and accreditation difficulties. Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, School District Autonomy, State School District Relationship

Vigil, Maurilio E. (1976). Hispanos and the Governorship in New Mexico. New Mexico's Hispanos have long participated actively in every facet of state politics–party work, candidacy, office holding, and voting. Yet, they have not shared the political rewards commensurate with political importance in state politics. The 1974 election of Jerry Apodaca as New Mexico's twenty-third Governor marked only the third time, and the first in recent history, when an Hispano achieved the state's highest elective executive office. The 1940, 1948, 1968, and 1974 governor elections which saw a popular Anglo facing a popular Hispano were compared. This report discusses: (1) the electoral circumstances that made an Apodaca victory possible; (2) the way the circumstances differed from previous efforts by Hispanos; and (3) the long-term implications for New Mexico politics that can be drawn from Apodaca's victory. By comparing the key electoral variables present, the campaign strategy, and the election returns, the fallacy in traditional axioms about New Mexico politics, primary of which has been the axiom that an Hispano could not win for Governor in the state, was illustrated.   [More]  Descriptors: Elections, Government (Administrative Body), Mexican Americans, Political Affiliation

Reid, Greg (1995). Guardians at the Bridge: Will Immigrants Maintain Equal Access?, Community College Journal. Describes the national mood toward immigration as evidenced by the 1994 passage of Proposition 187 in California, and its effect on the community college mission. Reviews benefits and drawbacks of the measure for educational institutions and examines approaches to illegal immigration taken in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, and Virginia. (16 citations) Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal)

Van Luchene, Stephen R.; Milner, Benjamin (1982). Great Books Make Great Teachers, American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers. At St. John's College campuses in New Mexico and Maryland, teachers and other professionals attending the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education explore new ways of understanding classical works in politics, literature, philosophy, and the sciences and discuss how these are relevant to their lives.   [More]  Descriptors: Classical Literature, Curriculum, Graduate Study, Higher Education

Journalism Quarterly (1983). Research in Brief. Deals with (1) libel and business executives, (2) roles portrayed by men and women in news photographs, (3) media-lawyer relationship, (4) American magazine coverage of Nazi death camps, (5) "New York Times" coverage of El Salvador's war, (6) news diffusion, (7) New Mexico newspapers and mayoral elections, (8) image of Italy in US magazines, (9) proximity and newsworthiness. Descriptors: Administrators, Advertising, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination

Linn, Mary S.; Naranjo, Tessie; Nicholas, Sheilah; Slaughter, Inee; Yamamoto, Akira; Zepeda, Ofelia (2002). Awakening the Languages. Challenges of Enduring Language Programs: Field Reports from 15 Programs from Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The Indigenous Language Institute (ILI) collaborates with indigenous language communities to combat language decline. ILI facilitates community-based language programs, increases public awareness of language endangerment, and disseminates information on language preservation and successful language revitalization programs. In response to numerous questions about what works, ILI researchers visited 15 language programs in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. This paper reports findings on Oklahoma. With the exception of California, Oklahoma has the greatest diversity of Native languages and peoples in the United States. All Native languages in Oklahoma are threatened; most are severely endangered. A chart presents languages and linguistic families of Oklahoma, with number of speakers. Oklahoma tribal people do not have a land base, and their children are seldom the majority in public schools. Most Native language programs are grassroots and struggle for funds, teachers, and even community acceptance. Most programs pass through certain vital stages: commitment of the heart, awareness of the reality of the language situation, committed experimentation, re-contextualizing language and culture, transforming the culture of school, re-creating classrooms, and changing attitudes from hurt to responsibility. Successful approaches include using community language teams, promoting immersion, being family-oriented, setting goals, developing a few fluent speakers before expanding the program, balancing tradition and innovation, addressing language variation issues, working through politics, and persevering. The following are not necessary: money, tribal support, or a large number of speakers. ILI plans to create "facts" and "how-to" brochures are described. (Contains 34 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Community Programs, Educational Strategies

Bowes, S. Gregory (1997). New Mexico's 2-Year Colleges: A Diverse Enterprise, Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Presents institutional profiles of New Mexico's 17 two-year colleges, extolling the diversity in size, scope, governance structures, and students. Includes information on the colleges' missions, programs, students, and funding. Discusses future key issues such as educational cooperation and the need for a statewide community college system. Descriptors: Background, College Students, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional)

Bell, Julie Davis; Blanco, Cheryl D.; Conger, Sharmila Basu; Lingenfelter, Paul E.; Michelau, Demaree K.; Wright, David L. (2008). Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy: Case Studies from the "Changing Direction" Technical Assistance States, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Throughout the end of the 1990s and the early years of the current decade, states experienced severe downturns in their economies. As has happened during other recessions, higher education, often viewed as discretionary spending compared to other budget demands, was hit particularly hard. During these years of severe fiscal constraints, however, a growing recognition of the interrelated nature of appropriations, financial aid, and tuition policy emerged. Decision makers also recognized that policy related to these issues was rarely aligned. In fact, policy decisions on these matters have historically been made by different decision makers at different times and with different agendas and perspectives in mind. Resulting decisions have not always been in the best interest of students. In 2001 Lumina Foundation for Education awarded the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) a grant to work with state policymakers to integrate higher education appropriations, tuition, and financial aid policy. "Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy" works to foster better, more informed decision making on issues related to higher education financial aid and financing in order to increase access and success for all students. As part of this program, WICHE and its partner organizations worked with cohorts of states to provide technical assistance related to these issues. To document the progress in the states, a case study author was assigned to each state to observe the state's work and to write a case study report and analysis. This publication is a compilation of the case study reports of the second and third cohorts of states (California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington). It also includes an update on the first cohort (Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, and Oregon). Each case study includes a description of the policy context, state actions, and observations. Five appendixes are included: (1) Changing Direction: Hawaii Roundtable Participants (September 29, 2004); (2) Summary of Recommendations from the Noel-Levitz Analysis of Scholarship and Financial Aid Programs for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; (3) Tennessee Higher Education Commission Master Plan Taskforce: 2005-2010 Planning Cycle; (4) Tennessee Higher Education Commission Performance Funding Taskforce: 2005-2010 Performance Funding Cycle; and (5) Tennessee Higher Education Commission Funding Formula Taskforce (Formula Review Committee): 2005-2010 Planning Cycle. (Contains 2 endnotes, 1 figure, and 2 tables.) [For report of the first cohorts, see ED500813.]   [More]  Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Case Studies, Master Plans

Osborne, A. Barry (1989). Insiders and Outsiders: Cultural Membership and the Micropolitics of Education among the Zuni, Anthropology and Education Quarterly. Outlines power relationships that exist in the schools of a small-scale, Zuni (New Mexico) community. Describes complex set of insider-outsider relationships, analyzes their effects, and provides support for McDermott's notion of collusion. Highlights complexities teachers face in providing culturally responsive pedagogy in a small-scale, culturally different community. Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education

Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC. (1988). Indian Education and the Proposed Transfer of Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools to Tribes or Local Governments. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education and Health of the Joint Economic Committee, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 4, 1987). This congressional hearing, held at the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Indian School, addressed issues relating to the quality of education for American Indians. A central issue was a proposal transferring management of Indian schools from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to tribes or local governments. Statements from federal and local authorities centered on the quality of education under the current BIA system. Included in the report are statements from local education officials and leaders from several tribes. An appendix includes letters, statements, and testimony expressing concerns about the proposal from school, community, and tribal leaders. Concerns about the proposed transfer of authority centered around educational quality, that is, whether there would be a reduction of services or funds after the proposed legislation was put into effect. Proponents of the transfer argued that it would mean increased local and tribal control over the BIA schools. Federal officials contended that the move was not a budget-cutting measure and said the BIA would still monitor many aspects of school construction and maintenance. Native Americans represented in the proceedings included members of the Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo nations. Attachments include data comparing test results of American Indian children in New Mexico with those of Hispanics and Anglos. There is also a history of the relationship between the federal government and the Jicarilla Apache Indians of New Mexico. The history focuses on Indian education.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrative Change, American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid

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