Bibliography: New Mexico (page 116 of 235)

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 Santa Fe. New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Helen McIntyre, Santa Fe. Adult Basic Education Unit. New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Jon Allan Reyhner, Theresa Gillett, Clyde Eastman, Roger L. Poulsen, Iowa City National Field Research Center Inc, Susan Brown, and Albuquerque. New Mexico Univ.

Gillett, Theresa, Comp.; McIntyre, Helen, Comp. (1970). Catalog of Luso-Brazilian Material in The University of New Mexico Libraries. The University of New Mexico libraries contain one of the finest collections of Luso-Brazilian materials available in the United States. The more than 10,000 items in that collection, which is especially strong in history and literature and divided almost equally between Portuguese and Brazilian subjects, are listed for the benefit of students, researchers, and librarians. Included are publications issued in Portugal, Brazil, or the Portuguese dependencies; publications in the Portuguese language or translated from the Portuguese language regardless of place of publication; and publications about Portugal, Brazil or the Portuguese dependencies regardless of language or place of publication. Arrangement is by broad subject, with complete bibliographical information. An alphabetical author index is provided. Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Libraries, Foreign Language Books, Library Collections

Brown, Susan (1986). Constructing a System for Licensing Educators in New Mexico. This brief booklet describes the formation of New Mexico's revised system for licensing public school teachers. The need to improve educator preparation and licensure is noted as the first priority. Volunteers representing teachers, administrators, colleges of education and arts and science, business/industry, parents, and community leaders were placed on task forces dealing with certification/reciprocity, educator preparation, continuing education and recertification, alternative certification/small schools, and professional status. The task forces subsequently suggested approximately 200 recommendations which formed the basis of a blueprint for the licensure system. Requirements were made for three different levels of licenses for teachers. The plan has now been turned over to the state board of education for approval and implementation. Appendices present proposals submitted by the task forces, a graphic depiction of the licensure system framework, a sample bachelor degree program which would meet the new requirements for licensure, and essential teaching competencies developed by the state board of education. Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education

KNOWLTON, CLARK S. (1965). SITUATION OF THE SPANISH AMERICANS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. THE SPANISH AMERICANS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO HAVE CONSTITUTED ONE OF THE UNRECOGNIZED DISADVANTAGED GROUPS. PER CAPITA INCOME IS LOW AND THE RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE ARE HIGH. THE CAUSES OF THE PRESENT SITUATION ARE–(1) LOSS OF LAND, (2) CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DISCRIMINATORY ATTITUDES, (3) NON-PROVISION OF ADEQUATE PROGRAMS TO ACCELERATE THE ACCULTURATION PROCESS, (4) TOO LIMITED DEVELOPMENT OF FLOOD AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, (5) INADEQUATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS, (6) INEFFICIENT FARMING PRACTICES, AND (7) LACK OF DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. RECOMMENDATIONS MADE TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION INCLUDE–PROGRAMS OF ACCULTURATION, ECONOMIC PROGRAMS, SYSTEMATIC IDENTIFICATION AND UTILIZATION OF SPANISH AMERICAN LEADERS, A SYSTEM TO PROVIDE LAND, VILLAGE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.   [More]  Descriptors: Acculturation, American Culture, Economics, Ethnic Groups

Poulsen, Roger L. (1973). Report of a Resident Health-Medical Care Survey. Southwest New Mexico Community Health Education Systems. This survey was conducted to provide informational inputs for planning and establishing a community health education system in southwest New Mexico. Information was gathered concerning the opinions of typical area residents regarding needed health-medical care facilities, personnel training needs, services, personnel requisite to their well-being, and needed preferred health education. A modified random sample of households was selected according to rural and urban strata, and 400 personal interviews were conducted. Survey results included a reported need for more health/education training among 59 percent of the respondents. General household health care and emergency first aid were selected most frequently as preferred topics. Television and radio and adult education courses received the highest number of responses as preferred means of learning. Subjects also expressed concern about needs in the areas of increased manpower, physician-client relationship, improved physician service, cost of health care and services, facilities improvement, and diagnostic/preventive service manpower and education. Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Health Services, Community Programs, Health Education

Matthews, Dewayne (1980). Student Discipline and Other Related Concerns of the Public Schools of New Mexico. In an investigation authorized by a 1980 state law, the Legislative Education Study Committee of New Mexico, gathered testimony on student conduct and discipline issues in the local public schools. This report presents a summary of the committee's public hearings, in which parents, teachers, administrators, and community members testified. Contrary to expectations, little testimony dealt with the actual status of discipline in the public schools; considerably more testimony consisted of suggestions and recommendations about how to improve discipline. Major issues included disruption of schools by non-students, attendance problems, social promotion (where students are promoted without having mastered academic skills), corporal punishment, in-school suspension procedures, parental involvement, school academic standards, and vocational education. The report concludes with specific recommendations for legislative and school district actions. Attached to the report are a list of the suggestions received in testimony, data on hearings attendance, and a copy of the bill authorizing the investigation. Descriptors: Attendance, Corporal Punishment, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems

Eastman, Clyde (1972). Assessing Cultural Change in North-Central New Mexico. A study conducted during the summer of 1969 researched the concept of culture with regard to the acculturation process of Spanish Americans. The Spanish Americans of north-central New Mexico were compared with the Anglo Americans living within that region. Data were collected on 799 adults from the 2 groups by means of personal interviews. Factor analysis identified a factor labeled the modern-traditional dimension which consisted of 6 value orientations: activism-fatalism, risk-taking, time, integration with family, preference for secondary social relations, and superstition. Analysis of variance was used to explore the relationship of the modernism score to various reference group characteristics. This analysis elaborated the nature of modernism and allowed assessment of changes taking place among various subgroups. Findings showed that acculturation is taking place, but Spanish Americans are not blending completely. Regression analysis indicated that, when other relevant factors are held constant, there are significant income differences between Spanish and Anglo household heads.   [More]  Descriptors: Acculturation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Economic Factors

National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA. (1977). National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for New Mexico. This report presents existing workforce levels, training programs and career potentials and develops staffing level projections (1976-1982) based on available information for the State of New Mexico. The study concerns itself with the environmental pollution control areas of air, noise, potable water, pesticides, radiation, solid waste, wastewater, and energy. The format includes workforce profiles, projections, growth and career options for each of the areas investigated. Additional sections of the report outline state legislation and selected post secondary institutions with formal Environmental/Energy programs. A state profile and summary is included for cross-reference. The selected bibliography is appended in the Region IV report. This document is one in a series of 69 which presents information for each of the states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and national and regional summaries. Descriptors: Air Pollution, Career Opportunities, Educational Programs, Energy

Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. (1980). New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination. Spring, 1980 Test Results. The New Mexico High School Proficiency Examination covers five general content areas: (1) Community Resources; (2) Occupational Knowledge; (3) Consumer Economics; (4) Mental and Physical Health; and (5) Government and Law. Skills measured by the test are: Identification of Facts and Terms; Reading; Writing; Computation and Problem Solving. These areas are determined to be the basic functional adult competencies needed in modern society. Students who do not meet the proficiency standard as 10th graders have additional opportunities to pass the test in their junior and senior years of high school. Successful completion of the examination results in a "proficiency endorsement" on the student's diploma. This document includes general summary information for the 1980 school year and skill and content areas in depth since the first results from February, 1979. Tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade results are compared in various charts and graphs. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests

1992 (1992). Handbook for Student Assistants of New Mexico Tech Library. [Revised.]. This guide, which gives student library assistants background information about the New Mexico Tech Library as a whole, is designed to be used in conjunction with the operations manual of the department in which the assistant is placed. It provides information under four headings: (1) Library Departments (reference, interlibrary loan, technical services, circulation, periodicals, archives, acquisitions, and audiovisual equipment); (2) Non-Library Departments (the curriculum collection, tutoring services, and the typing room); (3) Work Skills (general student employee information and suggestions for good telephone and business etiquette); and (4) Library Specific Skills (who is responsible for answering reference and directional questions, servicing photocopy machines, and getting supplies). Discussions of the library's classification system and emergency procedures are also provided as well as floor plans of the library.   [More]  Descriptors: College Libraries, College Students, Guidelines, Higher Education

Burnaby, Barbara Jane, Ed.; Reyhner, Jon Allan, Ed. (2002). Indigenous Languages across the Community. Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Stabilizing Indigenous Languages (7th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 11-14, 2000). Conference papers examine efforts by Indigenous communities, particularly Native American communities, to maintain and revitalize their languages. The 27 papers are: "Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori: The Language Is the Life Essence of Maori Existence" (Te Tuhi Robust); "The Preservation and Use of Our Languages: Respecting the Natural Order of the Creator" (Verna J. Kirkness); "Maori: New Zealand Latin?" (Timoti S. Karetu); "Using Indigenous Languages for Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe" (Juliet Thondhlana); "Language Planning in a Trans-National Speech Community" (Geneva Langworthy); "The Way of the Drum: When Earth Becomes Heart" (Grafton Antone, Lois Provost Turchetti); "The Need for an Ecological Cultural Community" (Robert N. St. Clair, John A. Busch); "Building a Community Language Development Team with Quebec Naskapi" (Bill Jancewicz, Marguerite MacKenzie, George Guanish, Silas Nabinicaboo); "Methods of Madness: The Tuscarora Language Committee" (Francene Patterson); "Daghida: Cold Lake First Nation Works towards Dene Language Revitalization" (Heather Blair, Sally Rice, Valerie Wood, John Janvier); "The Jicarilla Apache Language Summer Day Camp" (Maureen Olson); "Report on the Workshop 'World of Inuktitut'" (Janet McGrath); "Awakening the Languages: Challenges of Enduring Language Programs; Field Reports from 15 Programs from Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma" (Mary S. Linn, Tessie Naranjo, Sheilah Nicholas, Inee Slaughter, Akira Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda); "A Native Language Immersion Program for Adults: Reflections on Year 1" (David Kanatawakhon Maracle, Merle Richards); "The Importance of Women's Literacy in Language Stabilization Projects" (Jule Gomez de Garcia, Maureen Olson, Melissa Axelrod); "Teaching Reading with Puppets" (Ruth Bennett); "Assessing Lakota Language Teaching Issues on the Cheyenne River Reservation" (Marion BlueArm); "Incorporating Traditional Nehiyaw/Plains Cree Education in the University" (Myron Paskemin, Donna Paskemin); "Collecting Texts in Craho and Portuguese for Teaching" (Sueli Maria de Souza); "Early Vocabularies and Dictionary Development: A Cautionary Note" (Blair A. Rudes); "The Process of Spelling Standardization of Innu-Aimun (Montagnais)" (Anne-Marie Baraby); "Maintaining Indigenous Languages in North America: What Can We Learn from Studies of Pidgins and Creoles?" (Anne Goodfellow, Pauline Alfred); "Ojibway Hockey CD ROM in the Making" (Shirley I. Williams); "The Use of Multimedia and the Arts in Language Revitalization, Maintenance, and Development: The Case of the Balsas Nahuas of Guerreo, Mexico" (Jose Antonio Flores Farfan); "The Languages of Indigenous Peoples in Chukotka and the Media" (Galina Diatchkova); "Language Revitalization Using Multimedia" (Peter Brand, John Elliott, Ken Foster); and "Meeting of the Inuktitut and Yup'ik Family of Languages, May 12, 2000" (Guy Delorme, Jacques Raymond).   [More]  Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Community Action

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Adult Basic Education Unit. (1975). Adult Basic Education in New Mexico. Personal Growth Curriculum. Revised. The revised curriculum guide was first published in 1968 as a result of a workshop conducted for New Mexico's most experienced and qualified adult basic education teachers and administrators. The five general subject areas covered in the text are: Family life, health education, the world of work, money management, and citizenship and government. An introduction and statement of objectives for each area are followed by units on specific subjects. Objectives and suggested activities for topics within the unit are presented. A vocabulary list and/or bibliography are usually included. Emphasis throughout the guide is on student participation in topics of interest to them rather than on the mastery of subject content. Activities, including pretests, case studies, and visits by resource persons, are generally designed to stimulate thinking and discussion.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Education, Citizenship, Curriculum Guides

New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. (1971). Committee on University Governance Report to the Regents of The University of New Mexico. The Committee on University Governance was charged with the responsibility of conducting a new study of the University of New Mexico's governance and to recommend improvements. This report contains a discussion and recommendations relating to: (1) the creation of a University Community Council, including its functions, size and composition; (2) the need for a student voice in matters of curriculum and quality of instruction; (3) faculty organization; (4) the creation of the position of University Ombudsman; and (5) grievance and disciplinary procedures. Included in the appendices are: (1) examples of statements which might be used in the Regents' Statement on Rights; (3) a model Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; and (4) the Harvard Resolution on Rights and Responsibilities.    [More]  Descriptors: Civil Liberties, College Faculty, College Students, Discipline Policy

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. (1990). New Mexico Facts about Education 1985/1990. This fact sheet contains data about education in New Mexico during the 1984-85 and 1989-90 school years. Information is summarized for the 88 public school districts with some data for private schools in the state. Public school enrollment, which was 262,359 in 1984-85, had risen to 284,737 in 1989-90, but there was a decline from 15,622 to 14,853 in the number of 12th graders graduating and an increase in the dropout rate from 7.0% in 1984-85 to 9.9% in 1989-90. Tables present data for the following categories: (1) school districts; (2) membership; (3) graduation; (4) personnel; (5) teachers; (6) public school revenues; (7) net operational expenditures per pupil; (8) student demographics; (9) special education; (10) school transportation; (11) student nutrition; (12) national percentile scores; and (13) high school testing results. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA. (1971). Model Programs: Reading. Remedial Reading Program, Pojoaque, New Mexico. The elementary school in Pojoaque, New Mexico, has recently developed a remedial reading program for children in grades 2 to 4. Eighty-three children participated in 1969-70. As the population of the area is 76 percent Spanish-American, 12 percent Indian, 12 percent white, and less than 1 percent black, work in the program focuses on language and communication problems. Children work in remedial reading groups 25 to 30 minutes daily. Activities are divided between individual and small group work. Textbooks and workbooks are used for skill development, and high interest library books, filmstrips, and a tape recorder are used for motivating pupil interest. Pretest and post-test scores on the Gilmore Oral Reading Placement Test, administered primarily for individual diagnosis, indicated that the months of progress in accuracy and comprehension generally exceeded the number of months the children spent in the program. References and a list of materials used are included.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Individual Instruction

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. (1992). New Mexico Portfolio Writing Assessment. Grade 6. Teacher's Guide. The New Mexico Portfolio Writing Assessment for grades 4 and 6 (optional for grade 8) is conducted each school year, with a call for each student's best piece in March. This Teacher's Guide provides instructions for implementing the portfolio program throughout the year, in order to ensure standardized application of the process. The portfolio program was first used in 1991-92 as an outgrowth of educational reform efforts in the state. Procedures are summarized for sixth-grade teachers, beginning with a list of materials needed and moving through the scoring process. Scoring guides are included for narrative, expository, descriptive, and analytic writing. Each guide is illustrated with samples of student work at proficiency levels 1 through 6. An addendum contains the required prompts (topics for student writing) for the 1992-93 school year. (Contains 24 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Cues, Descriptive Writing, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students

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