Bibliography: New Mexico (page 117 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 BILL BARNES, Paul A. Pohland, EUGENE SCHRADER, Robert Wilkinson, Dorothy Routh, Carolyn J. Wood, Edward Medina, Santa Fe. New Mexico State Board of Educational Finance, David L. Bachelor, and Marvin C. Alkin.

BARNES, BILL; SCHRADER, EUGENE (1967). THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE RESEARCH COORDINATING UNIT FOR THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO. THE FINAL REPORT OF THE FIRST FUNDING PERIOD, JULY 1, 1965 TO FEBRUARY 28, 1967, IS PRESENTED. THE PURPOSES OF THE UNIT WERE (1) WORK WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESEARCH DIVISION AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN PROMOTING AND ASSISTING RESEARCH STUDIES AND PROGRAMS CONCERNED WITH OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES, AND (2) WORK WITH THE STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION AND THE STATE PLANNING OFFICE IN AN OVERALL PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING AND EXPANDING OF OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE UNIT HAS COORDINATED APPROXIMATELY 20 RESEARCH PROJECTS RANGING FROM SIMPLE SURVEYS TO RESEARCH REQUIRING ADVANCED STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS SUMMARIES OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES–(1) COMPLETED, WHICH INCLUDE VOCATIONAL CORE PROGRAM, STATE VOCATIONAL SURVEY, LOCATING AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN NEW MEXICO, (2) UNDERWAY, WHICH INCLUDE MOBILE LABORATORIES, TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION PROJECT, AND VOCATIONAL EVALUATION PROJECT, AND (3) PROPOSED, WHICH INCLUDE TAPE RECORDED OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION, MANPOWER FOLLOWUP STUDY, AND DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION IN DEXTER-HAGERMAN SCHOOLS.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Research, Program Descriptions, Research Coordinating Units, Research Projects

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Evaluation, Assessment, and Testing Unit. (1974). A Comparison of Priority Objectives Selected by Local Districts: 1973-74 School Year. [New Mexico]. As part of the objective-based component of the Statewide Evaluation and Assessment Program, New Mexico school districts have selected local priority objectives for the past 3 years. As a means of assessing the districts' progress toward achieving these objectives, objective-based measures for the most frequently chosen objectives are administered in each district in the spring semester of the school year. In a continuing effort to keep the public informed of the current activities within the Statewide evaluation effort, this document has been prepared to explain the manner in which school districts select and rate specific basic cognitive skill objectives, describe any Statewide trends relating to the objectives being selected as priorities, and provide the reader with a summary of this year's priority goals as compared to those of the previous year.   [More]  Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Communication Skills, Educational Assessment, Elementary Schools

Wood, Carolyn J.; Pohland, Paul A. (1979). Teacher Evaluation: Organizational Maintenance Versus Stimulation of Improved Teaching Performance. The New Mexico Principalship Study. Teacher evaluation procedures appear to focus on organizational maintenance aspects more heavily than on helping teachers improve their teaching performance. This conclusion was reached after a content analysis of teacher evaluation instruments used in New Mexico schools. Items focusing on the instructional role constituted only 28% of the items in the rating scale instruments. Other factors used in teacher evaluations included personal characteristics (30%); administrator/manager role (14%); social role (12%); professional role (7%); organizational membership role (7%); and student achievement (1%). The results also suggested that organizational conservatism and stability, rather than change, appear to be highly valued. From a supplementary analysis of teacher evaluation instruments dating from the turn of the centruy to the present, it was concluded that the secondary emphasis on instructional role has been a persistent characteristic of teacher evaluation over the years.   [More]  Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria

Oliver, Joseph D. (1970). Social Determinants in Communication Events in a Small Bilingual Community in New Mexico. The purpose of this report is to present an outline of actual occurrences in communication and their social determinants in the small Spanish-English bilingual community of Los Ojos, New Mexico, with some emphasis on difference in occurrences as related to age. These generalizations are linked to past and current educational practices and social conditions, and the effect of these factors on communication behavior is noted. Individual sections of the report (1) describe the culture and area of Los Ojos; (2) discuss the varieties of English and Spanish used in the area and identify three registers involved in the usage of each; (3) discuss the factors affecting language use and demonstrate how these can be utilized to predict language choice; (4) consider how proxemic and kinesic behavior are affected by biculturalism; and (5) discuss the effect of age on communication behavior. A bibliography completes the report.   [More]  Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingualism

Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA. (1970). New Mexico's Library Resources: Present Status and a Plan for the Future. The findings and conclusions of this study are based on personal interviews with librarians and on information gathered from questionnaires. Responses to the questionnaires are pictured in tables. The report resulting from the study is intended to provide: (1) a summary of existing library strengths and weaknesses (2) recommendations for improvement of the total library program and (3) a source of verification and support for those in New Mexico who will actively seek a statewide solution to a statewide problem. Appendix A, on academic libraries, was prepared by Dr. Roscoe Rouse, Director of the Library, Oklahoma State University. The libraries visited are listed in Appendix B. Recommendations of the study group are centered around: (1) a statewide library service network and (2) resource and personnel development.   [More]  Descriptors: Librarians, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Services

New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Bureau of Educational Planning and Development. (1969). An Evaluation of Post-Secondary Vocational-Technical Education in New Mexico. This report encompasses the evaluation of vocational-technical education in four New Mexico post-secondary vocational-technical education schools. The first section provides an overview of the state and national settings within which these educational programs operate. A second section reports on the four schools individually, giving a collective state-wide presentation of post-secondary vocational-technical education. A series of six recommendations concerning future state-wide, post-secondary school operations include: (1) continued operations of the four institutions studied. (2) increased efforts in student enrollment, (3) improvements and extension of supporting services, (4) increased financial supporting services, (5) considered redevelopment of the state-wide vocational-technical education system, and (6) continued evaluation. A companion volume to be published in April 1970 will evaluate vocational-technical education at the secondary school level.   [More]  Descriptors: Economic Factors, Financial Support, Guidelines, Labor Needs

Payne, I. V.; Medina, Edward (1972). Educational Accomplishment Audit Report, FY 1971-72. [Southeastern New Mexico Bilingual Education Program.]. The audit report (1971-72) on the Southeastern New Mexico Bilingual Education Program, under the sponsorship of the Artesia Public Schools, critiques the project evaluation with notations on comparative findings of the evaluation and audit. The report is divided into 4 sections: (1) introductory and general comments on project evaluation quality and the comparative findings of the project evaluation and the audit; (2) detailed critique of the comprehensive evaluation based on instruments used, data collection, data analysis, and data analysis presentation; (3) description of the auditor's on-site findings and their correlation with the evaluator's data and reports on a component-by-component basis, and a summary of consistencies and discrepancies; (4) recommendations for evaluation design revisions with a rationale for each; and (5) confirmation or questioning of the need for program modifications proposed in the project evaluation.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Criteria

Leppert, Jack; Routh, Dorothy (1980). Weighted Pupil Education Finance Systems in Three States: Florida, Utah, and New Mexico. This report describes the development, implementation, and impact of pupil weighting education finance systems in Florida, Utah, and New Mexico. Data, which were analyzed for pre- and post-reform periods, came from public documents and interviews with 217 state and local officials. Topics covered by the report include a general overview of the weighted pupil system, the research approach and methodology, adoption of the system in the three states, why weights differ from state to state, formula adjustments based on district differences, shifts in the distribution of formula funds since the reform, impact of the system on educational decision-making, issues associated with funding exceptional child education, analysis of distribution, and state efforts to implement a reform.    [More]  Descriptors: Case Studies, Equal Education, Expenditure per Student, Finance Reform

New Mexico State Board of Educational Finance, Santa Fe. (1977). New Mexico's Public Two-Year Colleges and Postsecondary Vocational Schools, 1976-77 Report. In a collective report of New Mexico's twelve two-year colleges and postsecondary vocational schools, the following information is reported for each institution: the organizational statute, year of organization, vocational school designation, public school districts included within the institutional district, and the percent of district high school graduates enrolled. Financial information presented includes tax election dates, dollars collected, capital indebtedness, tuition charges for credit and noncredit hours, and community service course charges. Program participation data summarize headcounts, full-time equivalent enrollments, and percent of students enrolling for 12 hours or more, ethnic minority students, and students receiving financial aid. Information on instructional staff includes average teaching load and numbers of full and part-time teachers. Occupational programs are listed, with numbers of enrollees, graduates, and placements. Budget summaries give income sources, expenditures, net transfers, and beginning and ending balances for 1975-76 (actual), 1976-77 (estimated), and 1977-78 (budgeted). Facility square footage completes each report. Descriptors: Budgets, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Enrollment

Alkin, Marvin C. (1970). Statewide Evaluation of Education of Education in New Mexico: Assessment and Recommendations. This report, presented to the Legislative Finance Committee of the State of New Mexico, assesses the present procedures for evaluating and accrediting the public schools and makes recommendations for changes. The major flaws found in the present procedures are the amount of man hours involved and the focus on processes rather than outcomes. Recommendations are made for a reorganization of the staff involved in evaluation to reduce the time required and to provide for more citizen participation. It is also recommended that evaluation emphasize outcomes wherever possible and that a research effort be undertaken to provide firm data on the relationship between certain educational processes and outcomes. An appendix contains selected questions and answers which followed presentation of the report.   [More]  Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Citizen Participation, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria

Southern Pueblos Agency, Albuquerque, NM. (1972). Bibliography of Theses and Published Books on Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. In 1972 the United Pueblo Agency produced a bibliography that lists the titles, authors, and sources of theses and published books on each of the 16 New Mexico Pueblos. A separate section is devoted to citations of works on Pueblo Indians in general. The number of listings for each Pueblo vary. Only one title each is listed for Isleta, Nambe, Picuris, San Felipe, Santa Clara and Tesuque Pueblos, and San Juan and Zia Pueblos have two titles each. Three references each are given for Cochiti, Jemez, Laguna, and Santo Domingo Pueblos, and four each for Acoma, San Ildefonso, and Taos Pueblos. Zuni Pueblo has seven titles listed. The general section on Pueblo Indians lists 50 theses and 292 published books, some of which date back to the late 1800's. Topics represented among the works include history, culture, archaeology, art, and education. Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Anthropology

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. (1993). Success for All Students: "Standards for Excellence" in New Mexico's Schools. A Major Initiative To Support CITE, A Student-centered Policy Framework for System-Wide Change in New Mexico. The New Mexico State Board of Education developed a comprehensive plan to attain the national education goals. The Consolidating Initiative for Tomorrow's Education (CITE) is a student-centered policy framework for systemwide educational change that is based on the belief that all students can learn. This booklet describes the State Board of Education's newly adopted Standards for Excellence. Information is provided on the following: the rationale for development of the standards; definitions of educational outcomes; a description of outcomes related to literacy, attitudes, and attributes; a model of educational evaluation; correlates of effective schools; and indicators of program support for the standards. A visual representation of the CITE policy framework and a list of related state publications are included. An enclosed poster shows how the state competency frameworks support the student outcomes in the Standards for Excellence.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy

Bachelor, David L. (1991). Educational Reform in New Mexico: Tireman, San Jose, and Nambe. In the 1930s Loyd Tireman organized two successful New Mexico experiments in progressive and bicultural education that anticipated contemporary trends. Resisting the nativist and assimilationist sentiments of the time, Tireman saw the necessity of tailoring education to the child rather than fitting the child into a standardized curriculum. His demonstration school at San Jose near Albuquerque, founded in 1930, implemented individualized instruction, peer tutoring, and the use of community resources. A preschool class helped Spanish-speaking students learn English. Instruction at the school was based on activity programs that balanced passive reading with active exploration. Recreational reading and readings from newspapers stimulated students' interest in reading. The school's innovative programs reversed low reading comprehension scores and became an important resource for rural teachers. In another innovative project funded by Cyrus McCormick, the community school at Nambe became a center of village life, helping residents with local problems and drawing parents into efforts to make the schoolroom relevant to children's lives. Started in 1937, when the Great Depression's effects were at their height in rural New Mexico, the Nambe school focused on public health education, community hygiene, agricultural problems, conservation education, and cooperation with other community groups. The appendix describes a series of seven children's books by Loyd Tireman called the Mesaland Series. Conceived of as a child's library of the wildlife of the Southwest mesa, each book focused on a particular animal and habitat; portrayed the hardships, fears, and adversities of wildlife; and conveyed relevant lessons that contributed to the growth and understanding of the developing child. Contains end notes and a bibliography. Descriptors: Administrators, Bilingual Education, Biographies, Childrens Literature

Wilkinson, Robert (1986). Designing a Student Outcomes Study: The Eastern New Mexico University Experience. Experiences of Eastern New Mexico University in conducting a student outcomes study are described. After tracing the background of the study, the following outcome dimensions are described: knowledge outcomes, skills outcomes, attitudes and values, student relationship with the university, and occupational outcomes. The university's Student Impacts and Outcomes Committee proposed that the study begin with the entering fall 1986 freshman class, which was estimated to be about 600 students. The committee also recommended annual surveying of all entering freshman, second semester sophomores and/or first semester juniors, and graduating seniors. Committee recommendations for developing an outcomes study included: top administrative support and campus support is needed before trying to implement the study; the literature on various theories of student development and student outcome dimensions should be reviewed; and various data collection instruments for evaluating outcomes dimensions should be evaluated. Issues concerning data collection and reporting study results are addressed. Descriptors: Alumni, College Students, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria

Gonzalez, Nancie L. (1969). The Spanish-Americans of New Mexico: A Heritage of Pride. The primary purpose of this book is to present a synthetic account of the sociocultural system of the Spanish Americans in New Mexico. Historical as well as contemporary materials have been used to describe previously existing structures and to illustrate the processes of change. The background study consisted primarily of a systematic review of the literature dealing especially with the social, economic, and cultural characteristics of this population. Some original research of an exploratory nature was conducted concerning topics which seemed to be lacking or under-represented in the available resources. In the document, an attempt is made to describe this culture both as a functioning subsystem and in relation to the broader society of which it is an integral part. A related document is ED 015 815. Descriptors: Acculturation, Activism, American Indians, Anglo Americans

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