Bibliography: New Mexico (page 120 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 Bernard Spolsky, Santa Fe. New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Melinda R. Smith, JAMES G. COOPER, Santa Fe. New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Stephen W. Stile, Richard F. Tonigan, CARL H. IVEY, Rex C. Hopson, and George Walton.

Cross, William C. (1972). New Directions in Planning for a World of Work. This career education conference was for school counselors, vocational education workers, public school teachers, school administrators, and others interested in advancing career possibilities for students in schools in New Mexico. Recognized authorities in career education were invited to be participants and to share with conference enrollees the current professional thought regarding Career Education. This report of the conference proceedings contains the major addresses by the participants. Among them were: (1) Overview of APGA Activities in Career Education and Guidance by Patrick McDonough, (2) Exemplary Programs for Career Development in Secondary Schools by Norman Gysbers, and (3) a Developmental Approach to Career Development by Don Dinkmeyer. In addition, a number of summary conclusions are presented such as the suggestion that the conference should serve as a model to be emulated of how state departments and universities can beneficially work together in educational tasks.   [More]  Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance

Smith, Melinda R., Ed. (1981). Teacher Resource Manual for Civics. The learning activities in this resource manual supplement three commonly taught units in the secondary civics curriculum: law, government, and consumer economics. The activities were chosen to meet objectives of the New Mexico Basic Skills Plan. Although geared toward ninth-grade-level students, the activities can generally be adapted for students at different skill levels. The activities are organized into three major sections: 1) law including criminal law, juvenile law, individual rights law, students' rights and responsibilities, and court system; 2) government, its structure, and political process; and 3) consumer economics including consumer awareness, consumer redress, and money. Each self-contained activity has a cover page which describes the activity, suggestions for where to use it in the curriculum, and explanations of the procedures for using it. A variety of teaching strategies are utilized–brainstorming, opinion polls/surveys, role-play situations, simulations, case studies, mock trials, and field trips. Descriptors: Civics, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Criminal Law

Neville, Sandra H. (1974). Searching the ERIC Data Base at UNM. The University of New Mexico (UNM) General Library supports the locally-managed ERIC search service. During the 1973/1974 fiscal year, more than 3,000 searches were processed by the UNM Division of Computer and Information Science using a specially developed retrieval program, GANDALF (General Alpha-Numeric Direct Access Library Facility). This document is intended as a guide to users of the ERIC/GANDALF system. Included is an overview of the system, instructions for formulating a search, specific procedures for submitting the search, and a guide to interpreting the search results. In addition, the script from a 10 minute slide-tape presentation on "Searching the ERIC Data Base" is provided in the manual.   [More]  Descriptors: Citations (References), College Libraries, Computer Programs, Data Processing

Stile, Stephen W.; Abernathy, Sandra M. (1985). Inservice Training of Early Childhood Specialists/Trainers and Regular Education Administrators. Final Report. The report describes accomplishments of a project to provide training and support services to regular educators serving handicapped infants and preschoolers. Project activities for each of 3 years are delineated for the following areas: field-based regional workshops/conferences; summer campus-based inservice training; collection of materials on early childhood/special education and a 183-page annotated bibliography; preparation of a book of readings on early childhood/special education; and development of instructional modules to provide the necessary competencies to building principals and other administrative staff in administration and supervision. Unexpected benefits that were realized during this project include the publication of the results of a 50-state survey regarding EC/SPED certification and the development of an early childhood division of the New Mexico Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children. Extensive appendixes include the needs assessment instrument, sample news releases, and syllabi for summer coursework.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Education, Disabilities, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education

Dudenhoeffer, Frances Tomlin; Fedak, Joseph F. (1992). Intramural Staff Handbook. Student Staff Personnel Manual from the Office of Intramural/Recreational Sports. This student staff personnel manual is designed to orient student employees of the New Mexico State University (Las Cruces) Office of Intramural/Recreational Sports to their duties and responsibilities and to provide personnel policies and standard operating procedures. Topics include: student employment procedures, pay rates for job classifications, time sheets, policies/rules/discipline, 2-way radio use policy, safety, emergency situations, student health services, accident reports, worker's compensation, student/faculty eligibility, equipment and fee, faculty use, office assistant duties, equipment room/I.D. checker and weight room supervisor I.D. checker, camping equipment, first aid building supervisor, intramural first aid personnel, and night/weekend supervisor. The appendices include sample forms: time sheet, seven equipment room forms, two night/weekend supervisor forms, accident reports, and worker's compensation forms.   [More]  Descriptors: College Athletics, Employee Responsibility, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education

COOPER, JAMES G.; IVEY, CARL H. (1964). A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES IN AN UNDERGROUND SCHOOL, A WINDOWLESS SCHOOL AND CONVENTIONAL SCHOOLS. AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE INTO THE EFFECTS OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-FALLOUT SHELTER UPON THE EDUCATIONAL CLIMATE WITHIN THAT SCHOOL AS COMPARED TO THE CLIMATES OF WINDOWLESS OR CONVENTIONAL SCHOOLS. THE ABO SCHOOL IN ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO, WAS BUILT WITHOUT WINDOWS AND ENTIRELY BELOW GROUND EXCEPT FOR THE ENTRY. INITIAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS WERE ABOUT 21 PERCENT HIGHER THAN FOR A CONVENTIONAL STRUCTURE. CUSTODIAL SERVICES WERE SOMEWHAT LOWER THAN FOR OTHER SCHOOLS IN ARTESIA. TEACHER VARIBLES WERE EXAMINED AND ANALYZED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE ABO TEACHERS WERE VERY MUCH LIKE THE OTHER TEACHERS IN ARTESIA. THE STUDY OF PUPIL VARIABLES INCLUDED ANXIETY AND ATTENDANCE. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO INDICATE THAT THE ABO PUPILS WERE MORE ANXIOUS OR HAD ANY MORE ATTENDANCE PROBLEMS THAN PUPILS ATTENDING CONVENTIONAL OR WINDOWLESS SCHOOLS IN ARTESIA. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND DURING A 2-YEAR PERIOD TO RAISE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING A FALLOUT SHELTER WITH THE EDUCATIONAL FUNCTION.   [More]  Descriptors: Anxiety, Costs, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design

Otis, Gerald D. (1972). Types of Medical Students. Different kinds of students experience the medical school environment in different ways, pay attention to different things, perceive the same events in different ways, and consequently make various kinds of career commitments. Who is affected by what kinds of experience to become what kind of physician? The taxonomic method used identifies different types of problem-solving systems of medical students and investigates their differential behavior in the medical school setting. The different types of problem-solving systems are identified on the basis of what are considered "personality" indices, such as: (1) extraversion vs. introversion; (2) rule-bound vs. unconstrained; (3) feeling vs. thinking; (4) divergence vs. conventionality of thought; and (5) anxiety vs. adjustment.  Twelve relatively homogeneous types were identified in a group of medical students at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Definite patterns of characteristics emerged for the twelve types.   [More]  Descriptors: Career Choice, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Students

Walton, George (1968). A Small Project Research Proposal in Secondary School Science Education. Final Report. A special chemistry course was designed and written for the nonscience major or non collegebound secondary school student. Both the textbook and the laboratory manual were field tested in two small rural schools of southwestern New Mexico; students from four similar schools served as controls. Student populations involved were of mixed ethnic groups. Pretest results showed that the experimental group students started at significantly lower ability levels in reading, verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning, numerical ability, and chemical knowledge. Despite this starting position, the experimental group made substantial gains on the standardized chemistry test, and almost doubled the gains made by the control group on a special chemistry test. A possible predictive factor for success in chemistry may be indicated based on correlations obtained.   [More]  Descriptors: Achievement, Chemistry, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development

Gomez, Aurelia; Sullivan, Laura Temple (1995). Folk Arts in the Home: New Mexican Straw Applique. In the 16th century the Spanish introduced marquetry techniques to the New World. The term "marquetry" applies to two different types of surface decoration: inlay and veneer; straw applique as it is practiced in New Mexico combines both techniques.) The introduction of marquetry dovetailed with the pre-Hispanic Aztec tradition of decorating surfaces with feather and shell mosaics. By the late 18th and 19th century straw and corn husks were used against dark colored wood to create a high contrast that imitated gold leaf. Twentieth century straw applique designs are both abstract and figurative and appear on crosses, candles, sconces, nichos, wall plaques, boxes, and chests. This lesson plan, "Making a Straw Applique Design," includes objectives, vocabulary terms in English and Spanish, materials, motivation, procedure, evaluation, and extensions and connections. Contains three references and names, addresses and phone numbers for three New Mexican community resource contact persons.   [More]  Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education

Tonigan, Richard F.; And Others (1979). Educational Specifications for the Pojoaque Valley Elementary School. The present Pojoaque Valley (New Mexico) Elementary School consists of two pod buildings. Although a small amount of remodeling will take place in the buildings, the major portion of the project described here is the construction of one or more new buildings. Because the school district has no preconceived shape or location for new structures, the architect is free to propose what he thinks will be best to compliment the two existing pods, as well as future school structures. The educational specifications reflect discussions with the school district personnel and school board about the characteristics desired in new buildings, their location, and equipment. Specific guidelines are given for a media center, a kindergarten, regular classroom facilities, a multipurpose facility, and food service facilities. Facilities for Title I programs (remedial math and remedial reading) that will be financed by federal funds are also described. Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Education, Facility Guidelines

Hopson, Rex C. (1974). A Study of Academic Librarians' Salaries and Privileges. In order to acquire information for use by the University of New Mexico General Library Faculty Salary Committee, a questionnaire was sent to eleven university library directors in nearby states. Nine responded. Results of the study showed that in most universities librarians have faculty status, but are on 11 month contracts. Degrees, experience, and rank are the major influences on salaries, with raises based on cost of living and merit. Beginning salaries for 1974-75 ranged from $8,640 to $10,340, average salaries from $11,704 to $14,557, and highest salaries (excluding directors) from $14,340 to $28,525. A copy of the questionnaire is attached.   [More]  Descriptors: College Libraries, Librarians, Library Surveys, Questionnaires

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. (1967). MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR APPROVAL OF GUIDANCE PROGRAMS IN SMALL HIGH SCHOOLS. A SMALL HIGH SCHOOL IS DEFINED AS ONE WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF 150 STUDENTS OR LESS IN GRADES 7-12 OR IN GRADES 9-12. THE MINIMUM GUIDANCE PROGRAM STANDARDS FOR SMALL HIGH SCHOOLS, AS PRESCRIBED BY THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS–(1) ONE PERSON WITH A MINIMUM OF SIX SEMESTER HOURS IN GUIDANCE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COORDINATION OF A PROGRAM OF GUIDANCE SERVICES AND GIVEN TIME TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY AND (2) PROVISION MUST BE MADE FOR THE THREE BASIC GUIDANCE SERVICES WHICH ARE–DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUAL INVENTORY FOR EACH STUDENT, THE DISSEMINATION OF VOCATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND COLLEGE INFORMATION, AND THE PROVISION OF A TESTING PROGRAM.   [More]  Descriptors: Certification, Counselors, Guidance, Guidance Programs

New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe. (1965). Language Arts Project. The 1963 language arts project in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, was designed to make administrators and teachers aware of and concerned about the problems of teaching English to Spanish-speaking children in grades 1-12. General and specific objectives and instructional techniques stressed improvement of oral and written communication. An analysis of papers written by children in grades 2-6 revealed that usage and spelling errors were due to lack of skill in using English rather than the influence of a Spanish-speaking background. A strong emphasis on the oral-aural approach was recommended. An analysis was also made of some typical mistakes found in papers written by students in grades 7-12 and taped interviews of students in grades 2-12. Recommendations for the improvement of student writing included the need for writing frequently.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Instructional Improvement, Language Arts

Spolsky, Bernard, Ed. (1972). Advances in Navajo Bilingual Education 1969-72. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 20. Advances in Navajo Bilingual Education are described in this progress report, in which bilingual education is presented as an element in aiding the community to be involved in and to control the Navajo education system. Also, the reports of 3 meetings concerning Navajo education are included. The report of a Navajo bilingual-bicultural materials conference contains curriculum ideas for persons involved with Navajo language teaching. A proposal for a Navajo Bilingual Education Program forms a major part of the report of a meeting of students and faculty held at the University of New Mexico (UNM) to discuss Navajo Bilingual Teacher Education. The report of the third meeting, also held at UNM, discusses the training of Navajo bilingual teachers. Lists of participants in the meetings and a "Supplement to the Analytical Bibliography of Navajo Reading Materials" are also presented.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness

Barber, Helen M., Comp. (1991). How To Do Library Research in Children's Literature. Conducting research in the field of children's literature requires the use of many different materials in the library. This guide provides an annotated bibliography of useful tools as well as a basic strategy to follow when researching a topic. The guide discusses: eight dictionaries, information involving the use of New Mexico State University's online catalog for books and journals, 11 resources of indexes and abstracts, information on various CD-ROM Databases, 10 bibliographies, six biographies, six bio-bibliographies, 11 resources on book lists and book talks, four resources of book reviews, three chronologies, three reference works on dissertations and Masters theses, four resources on literacy criticism, seven genre indexes, two library use guides, one style manual, and two additional source books. Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Retrieval

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