Bibliography: New Mexico (page 123 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 Angelina Romero Sullivan, Clark S. Knowlton, Michael V. Miller, Austin Southwest Educational Development Lab, Martin Bloom, Washington Office of Education (DHEW), Rodney W. Tulloch, Heather Sidor Doob, George E. Carter, and Lynn Z. Bloom.

Tulloch, Rodney W. (1976). Agricultural Education Division, American Vocational Association Convention (Houston, Texas, December 3-8, 1976). This document contains the abstract of each presentation (approximately 50) of the Agricultural Division, American Vocational Association Convention (1976). Topics covered include agricultural education research, teaching and administration of agricultural education, and teacher education in agriculture. The following are sample paper topics: Identification of the Occupational Competencies Needed in the Area of Agri-Chemicals; Factors Related to the Success of New Mexico Vocational Agriculture Teachers as FFA Advisors; Standards for State Programs as Recommended at the National Seminar; Issues in Administration and Supervision; Time Management for the Teacher of Vocational Agriculture; National Ag Occupations Competency Study; Micro Teaching as an Introduction to Teaching Agriculture; Agricultural Teacher Educator Retreat; Role of the State Supervisory Staff in Local Program Articulation; Status of Legislation for Agricultural Education; The Value of Postsecondary Program Standards in State Supervision and Teacher Education; The Views of a State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Agricultural Education; The Role as a Teacher of Farm Management.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Farmer Education, Agricultural Education, Innovation

Bloom, Lynn Z.; Bloom, Martin (1977). Stereotypes Examined: The Relation between Learning Grammar and Mechanics and the Ability to Write College Compositions. This study investigates the relationship between college students' learning of grammar and mechanics and their ability to compose. A random sample of students enrolled in the University of New Mexico's freshman English program was tested during three semesters. Several questions were addressed: Were the courses doing what they purported to do? What were the trends in levels of competence in grammar, mechanics, and writing? What were the connections between the learning of grammar and the ability to write competently? An analysis of test scores and judges' global ratings of students' essays revealed that, past a certain level of instruction, students did not appear to make futher progress; this trend manifested itself sooner with the learning of grammar and mechanics than with the actual production of writing. In addition, it was found that the acquisition of grammar and mechanics skills was only weakly correlated with improvement in writing, and then principally at the beginning of the students' college careers. Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Freshmen, Educational Research, English Instruction

Engel, Emily; And Others (1978). Why Have a Traumatic Time Creating an Accountable Developmental Guidance Program When Someone Else Already Had That Particular Nervous Breakdown?. After surveying the nationwide trend toward reduction and re-evaluation of counselors, this report traces the development of a guidance program accountability evaluation process. The history, a basic definition and rationale of the program, and its goals are described. Various assessment tools, data evaluation and the resulting suggestions and programs form the remainder of the report. Such programs include cooperative planning and scheduling, the full staff life skills curriculum program, role definition, and the grouping of guidance responsibilities into the four areas of curriculum-based, individual development, on-call/responsive services, and systems support. The model described was developed by staff concerned over a formal evaluation of their guidance program by New Mexico State University which indicated many dissatisfactions with their program. Ongoing evaluation by staff indicated that changes made in the guidance program were favorably received by staff, students and parents. Descriptors: Accountability, Counselor Evaluation, Counselors, Educational Assessment

Masse, Roger E. (1977). Teaching the Tradition of Scientific Writing. Though technical writing as a profession began only recently (shortly after World War II), its tradition goes back to ancient times. This paper describes how technical writing teachers at New Mexico State University use the works of twenty scientific writers included in the "Great Books of the Western World" series to demonstrate to their students the impact of scientific writing throughout world history. Following this introduction, the students are asked to read selections from the "Great Books" series that relate to their college majors and to write summaries of what they read. The paper concludes with the hope that this background information will inspire students to carry on the tradition of scientific writing in their own work. Descriptors: Expository Writing, Higher Education, Literary History, Literature

Carter, George E., Ed.; And Others (1977). Essays on Minority Folklore: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Minority Studies (3rd, April 3, 1975), Volume 3. This collection of selected conference papers includes experiences of specific minority groups: the native Americans, the Chicanos, and the Puerto Ricans. The papers represent the work of folklorists, historians, musicians, literary critics, and minority and ethnic studies experts. The section on native American oral tradition includes papers on Indian oratory, Algonkian communal values, Indian wisdom stories, and the work of Alex Posey, a Creek Indian. In the section on Latino folklore, the topics covered are the importance of folk literature in the Chicano experience, the creation of myth in Chicano literature, Hispanic wedding customs in New Mexico, the paradoxes of contemporary Puerto Rican poetry, the literature of the Barrio, and the Puerto Rican folk tradition of the child's wake. Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Conference Reports, Essays

Knowlton, Clark S. (1977). Anglo Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians: Can They Communicate?. A failure in communication between Anglo American, American Indian, and Mexican American communities exists because of the inadequate reporting of the events that occur within each of these groups. This speech outlines several basic ways in which communication can eventually be improved. First, it emphasizes that educators must recognize and incorporate Spanish American history into the history of New Mexico and the Southwest, allowing for the complexity of this culture. The speech states that the dominant Anglo American group must develop a respect for the customs, culture, and language of the American Indian and the Mexican American and, at the same time, acknowledge the contributions of these cultures to the rich heritage of the Southwest. A need exists on all sides, the speech concludes, to recognize distinct value systems; conflicts occur because attitudes toward religion and government differ radically. Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Communication (Thought Transfer)

Sullivan, Angelina Romero (1974). A Partial Collection of Observed Activities Fulfilling Career Education in the Penasco Schools: First Edition. The report contains of collection of career education activities representative of those initiated by teachers of the Penasco and St. Anthony's Schools (Penasco, New Mexico) during the first semester of implementation (second semester, 1974) of an integrated program for grades K-12. Each activity was recorded by the program coordinator following classroom visitations. The grade level, subject area, and a brief description of the lesson, followed by an evaluative statement of the outcome, are provided. Some of the activity reports include unedited student writings or responses. The activities are arranged according to grade levels: kindergarten, primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high. A broad variety of activities were used at the various levels, including role playing, discussion, and field trips. Self-awareness, music appreciation, career awareness, and career exploration were among the career education concepts stressed in classroom activities. Some of the activities were teacher-developed, and others utilized commercially prepared materials.   [More]  Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Elementary Secondary Education

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. (1974). Selected Papers in School Finance: 1974. Current school finance problems are discussed in three papers. The first presents an analysis of the Illinois school finance reform law, providing insights into the operation of the law and an evaluation method for examining finance laws in other states. In the second paper, the relationships between selected features of Michigan school districts that can explain some interdistrict cost differences are explored. An index measures price differences among school districts, and a first attempt is made to go beyond a simple cost-of-living index to adjust for district cost differences associated with location. The third paper explores special urban aid factors in state school aid formulas for selected cities with municipal overburdens. The effects of tax exporting on local taxes, urban school aid factors, and tax burdens of various school finance reforms are analyzed. The final section describes New Mexico, Georgia, and Kentucky school finance reform laws.   [More]  Descriptors: Costs, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid

Miller, Michael V. (1975). Variations in Mexican-American Family Life: A Review Synthesis. A review of the published empirical literature on families in the several areas of concentrated Mexican American settlement (primarily California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and various cities in the Midwest) is presented in this paper. Objective is to provide a frame of reference on the sociology of Mexican American families. Variations in family behavior appear to be linked to such factors as socioeconomic status, nativity, age and generation, specific place of residence, and language use patterns. Therefore, this synthesis is concerned with family variance "per se" by considering a number of relevant factors (i.e., age, occupational status, educational attainment, and community of residence). Studies dealing with the following topics are cited: 1) the extended family; 2) family roles; 3) dating and courtship; 4) ritual kinship relations; and 5) intermarriage. The paper is concluded with some general comments on family disorganization and family persistence.   [More]  Descriptors: Dating (Social), Family Life, Family Relationship, Family Role

Sullivan, Angelina Romero (1975). A Partial Collection of Observed Activities Fulfilling Career Education in the Penasco Schools: Second Edition. The report contains a collection of career education activities representative of those initiated by teachers of the Penasco and St. Anthony's Schools (Penasco, New Mexico) during the second year (1974-75) of an integrated program for grades K-12. For each activity, recorded by the program coordinator following classroom visitations, the grade level, subject area, and a brief description of the lesson, including concepts to be learned and statements concerning the outcome, are provided. Some of the activity reports include unedited student responses or writings. The activities are arranged according to grade levels: kindergarten, primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high. Types of activities used at the various levels include role playing, discussions, art projects, written assignments, and a satellite technology demonstration designed to provide opportunities for developing self-awareness, career awareness, and career exploration.   [More]  Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Elementary Secondary Education

Doob, Heather Sidor (1977). Evaluation of Alternative Schools. ERS Research Brief. The purpose of this publication is to provide school officials and others concerned with the concept of alternative educational programs a summary of research pertaining to the evaluation of such programs. Included are an overview of the history of alternative schools, a discussion of the issues and trends associated with alternative schools, synopses of 27 evaluations of alternative programs, and an extensive bibliography. Most of the publication is devoted to summarizing evaluation reports, which were either identified in current periodical literature and/or through a search of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) index, "Resources in Education." Included are evaluations for alternative programs in New Orleans; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago; Seattle; New York City; Cupertino, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Watertown, Massachusetts; Ithaca, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; Beachwood, Ohio; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hartford, Connecticut; Bellevue, Washington; Oakland, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; and University City, Missouri. Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, Nontraditional Education

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior (1925). Statistics of State School Systems 1921-22. Bulletin, 1924, No. 31. The data presented in this bulletin were furnished, for the most part, by the various State departments of public instruction, on the Bureau of Education blanks. The statistics for Kansas and for Missouri were obtained entirely from printed State school reports, those for Iowa largely from printed reports, and those from Mississippi were obtained by a personal visit of a bureau representative. Printed State reports, where available, were used to supplement the information received on the bureau blank. Statistics for Mississippi and for New Mexico are for the school year 1922-23. The statistics given relate to public schools–that is, schools supported by public funds–and include kindergartens, elementary grades, and secondary or high schools. (35 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.] Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Statistical Data, State Departments of Education

ALLEN, HAROLD B. (1966). A SURVEY OF THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS TWO-YEAR PILOT STUDY, COVERING THE PERIOD BETWEEN APRIL 1964 AND APRIL 1966, PROVIDES STATISTICAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE TEACHERS, THE VARIETY OF TEACHING SITUATIONS, AND THE MATERIALS INVOLVED IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN THE UNITED STATES. SPECIFIC PROBLEMS AND NEEDS IN THE FIELD ARE POINTED OUT. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEES ON ADMINISTRATION, TEACHER PREPARATION, METHODS AND MATERIALS, AND RESEARCH ARE INCLUDED IN APPENDIX A. REPRESENTATIVE ENGLISH-TEACHING PROGRAMS IN NEW MEXICO, FLORIDA, MAINE, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, ARIZONA, AND UTAH ARE DESCRIBED IN APPENDIX B. APPENDICES C AND D CONTAIN THE QUESTIONNAIRES USED IN THE SURVEY AND A LIST OF TABLES AND KEY FINDINGS. THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, 508 SOUTH SIXTH STREET, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS, 61820. Descriptors: Classes (Groups of Students), Educational Facilities, Educational Philosophy, English (Second Language)

Higgins, Norman; Smith, Lotsee (1977). Recommendations for Improving Library Media Training and Services in Rural Indian Communities. This script for an illustrated presentation describes a program for improving Library Media Education Programs for American Indians. These recommendations have been implemented in training institutes in several Pueblos in New Mexico: (1) involving community leaders in recruiting and selecting students; (2) selecting students who have successful prior experience in working with people; (3) conducting technical level training in or near the communities in which students live; (4) using regularly scheduled courses to teach technical level skills needed to operate a small library media center; (5) including practical work experience under the supervision of the instructor or library media specialist; (6) making the development of library media centers one of the instructor's responsibilities; (7) paying students for meeting clearly specified expectations in their course and on-site work; and (8) arranging follow up consultation and continued development for students and library media centers. Slides and transparencies were used to illustrate the implementation of these recommendations. Descriptors: American Indians, Instructional Materials, Learning Resources Centers, Library Education

Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. (1979). R&D Speaks in Reading: Research for Practitioners; Proceedings of a Reading Conference. This report presents a synthesis of a day-and-a-half interactive conference on research and development in reading attended by a group of reading specialists from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas representing their state departments of education. It includes the two presentations "A Sampling of Research Within Reach" by Phyllis Weaver, which deals with understanding reading comprehension and gives suggestions for teaching reading comprehension and "Effective Classroom Management" by Linda Anderson, which discusses effective classroom management and discipline that will provide the optimum learning situation for children. The short exercises used by each presenter to facilitate discussion as well as participant responses to the program, an agenda, and a list of materials displayed at the conference are included. Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Conference Reports

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