Bibliography: New Mexico (page 129 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 Washington Association of Research Libraries, Dorothy Routh, Hayward Southwest Network, Iowa City National Field Research Center Inc, NM. Albuquerque Public Schools, Ann Brooke, Jack Leppert, NM. Portales Public Schools, Allan A. Metcalf, and Margaret Perea Martinez.

Anderson, Robert A., Jr. (1984). Institutional Response through Strategic Planning. Information is presented reflecting the process of planning at New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). First, the NMJC mission statement highlights the college's goals of providing opportunities for individuals, communities, and business and industry within the framework of a comprehensive community college. Next, NMJC's continuous objectives and specific objectives for 1983-84 are presented, with reference to the college master plan. Then, the planning principals for the next 3 years are outlined, including the conception of planning as a process; the involvement of staff in the broad based planning effort; the planning procedures; and the results. The following section presents the the steps involved in the planning cycle for upgrading of NMJC's computer system, including an analysis of existing conditions, objectives, and methods of attaining these objectives. Graphs depicting various aspects of the planning model are included throughout the paper. Descriptors: College Environment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Long Range Planning

Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. (1980). School Size and Pupil Costs, Reviewed for 1979-80. 1980 APS Planning Document 2. The ninth annual report on optimal school size for New Mexico's Albuquerque Public Schools presents enrollment and cost figures for the district's elementary, middle, and high schools and for its special education programs. From these data are drawn the minimum school size for economic operation and the maximum school size for effective learning at each educational level. The figures indicate that declining enrollment at the middle and high school levels affected optimal school sizes, while upper and lower limits for elementary schools remained relatively unchanged from those of a year before. Extensive tables relate school size and costs per pupil and relate school size, occupancy rates, and administrative and instructional costs. Additional tables present transportation cost figures and overall summaries. Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate

Metcalf, Allan A. (1979). Chicano English. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 21. The English spoken by Spanish-surnamed Americans of the southwestern United States often has a Spanish flavor, even though the speakers may have no competence in Spanish. This Chicano English is discussed in a series of descriptions based on a number of previous studies of regional variations. Each description covers pronunciation, intonation, stress, vocabulary, and syntax. Regions covered include California (East Los Angeles, Riverside and vicinity, Redwood City, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Whittier), Arizona, New Mexico (Las Vegas), and Texas (San Antonio in the 1950's and in 1970, Fort Worth-Dallas, and Austin). From the evidence of the individual descriptions, certain general conclusions are drawn about the linguistic feature of Chicano English, and especially about its dependence on Spanish influence. Pedagogical implications of this Spanish background are briefly discussed. A partially annotated bibliography is appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Dialect Studies, English, Intonation

Southwest Network, Hayward, CA. (1976). Directorio Chicano, Third Edition. A Resource Listing of Chicano Media: Print & Film. Based on data from a questionnaire mailed to about 235 identifiable Chicano media sources from February through May 1976, this directory presents the name and address of each media group; name of organization, if applicable; how long they have been in existence; their publication's focus, language and frequency; and subscription rates. The 190 entries were classified according to research centers, publishers, distributors/booksellers, journals/magazines, newsletters, pinto newsletters (unbound publications printed on a regular or irregular basis as information sources for prison inmates), newspapers (in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas/Arizona, and Midwest/East), film producers/distributors, and films. A listing of 175 inactive media groups is also included. About two-thirds of all the inactive entries are for media that has been inactive for more than two years. Descriptors: Directories, Filmographies, Films, Mexican Americans

Martinez, Margaret Perea (1987). Music Program Evaluation, 1985-1986. This document contains an elementary and secondary school music program evaluation undertaken by Albuquerque (New Mexico) students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Albuquerque music education is described in terms of: (1) elementary, middle, and high school music programs; (2) instrument inventories; (3) instrument and equipment needs and repairs; and (4) music departments staffing requirements. The evaluation survey's design and methodology, along with a review of music education literature, are presented. Student appraisals include assessments of: (1) music knowledge and attitudes; (2) music festival performances; (3) fifth grade band and orchestra students' achievements; and (4) general music performances. Results of the teachers' surveys are described, along with teacher assessments of elementary level instrumental programs and secondary school music performances. A summary, conclusions of the study, and a 37 item bibliography are presented, and graphs, charts, and tables are included. Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle Schools, Music

Little Soldier, Lee (1988). Sociocultural Context and Language Learning of Native American Pupils. A study examined the quantity and quality of language produced by kindergarten and early primary Native American pupils in relation to selected factors in the classroom context in which the language was produced. Observations of about 50 classrooms were conducted in schools serving predominantly Native American pupils on and off reservations in New Mexico. A rating sheet was used to evaluated the sociocultural environment of the classrooms. Results showed that informal classroom organization with flexible arrangement of furniture and emphasis on group work enhanced language learning. Other factors relating positively to language learning were situations in which the locus of control was shared by teachers and pupils, where there was an emphasis on cooperative learning and dialogue patterns involving pupils to a great degree, and in which culturally relevant materials or activities were used. Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies. (1982). Services to the Disabled in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 81. This compilation of documents submitted by various academic and research libraries on library services to the disabled is arranged under six topics. Policy and procedure statements are addressed by Colorado State University and the Universities of Wisconsin at Madison, Connecticut, and Missouri. The University of British Columbia and the University of Connecticut provide position descriptions for librarians and responsibilities of student assistants for the disabled, respectively. Reports by the University of Maryland and the University of California at Santa Barbara address facilities and services planning. This is followed by discussions on building access by the Universities of Maryland, Rochester, Connecticut, and Miami and Northwestern University Libraries. Descriptions of services are described by nine universities including the Universities of Cincinnati, New Mexico, California at Riverside, Texas at Austin, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. The final topic on publicity/user guides consists of samples submitted by Harvard University, Gerogetown University, and the Universities of British Columbia, Connecticut, and Georgia. Listed are 13 sources. Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Librarians

EPD Consortium D, Richardson, TX. (1974). U.S. Office of Education, Region VI Conference for Vocational-Technical Education (Arlington, Texas, October 8-11, 1974). Twenty-nine speeches presented at a five-state (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico) conference are contained in this report. A wide range of vocational education topics are covered including working with the disadvantaged, development and improvement of vocational-technical programs, personnel and staff development, and the role of minorities in vocational education. Some representative titles are "New Curriculum Materials for the Disadvantaged,""Program Development Workshop,""Recruitment and Development of Vocational-Technical Personnel from Minority Backgrounds,""Emerging Role of Women in Vocational-Technical Education," and "Itinerant Teacher Trainer for Agricultural Education." Descriptors: Career Development, Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Federal Programs

George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership. (1980). Options in Education. Program No. 238-241: Indian Education, Parts One-Four. The four half-hour radio programs focused on federally provided public education for American Indians; boarding schools of the past and present and the change to Indian controlled schools; the problem of culture conflict for American Indian college students and graduates; and the special problems of urban Indians, including stereotypes, teacher insensitivity, and isolation from tribal culture. In brief interviews, Indian parents and students, teachers and counselors, administrators and school board members, and program directors and coordinators commented on such topics as course content, curriculum, drug and alcohol use among students, teacher motivation, school and program regulations, religion, myths about Indians, failure and drop out rates, cultural isolation, prejudice, and academic aspiration. The Laguna-Akama (sic) Combined Junior and Senior High School and the Laguna-Akama (sic) Elementary School, both in New Mexico, and the Navajo Community College in Arizona are featured in many interviews. Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Boarding Schools

National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA. (1977). National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for Region VI. This report represents a detailed summation of existing workforce levels, training programs, career potential, and staffing level projections through 1981 for EPA Region VI. This region serves the Gulf fringe states of Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. The specific pollution programs considered include air, noise, pesticides, potable water, radiation, solid waste, and wastewater. Additionally, a section overviewing current activities in energy as it relates to pollution control and abatement is included. The content of each section is limited to the control authority which EPA possesses. The study was undertaken to provide a strategy for supporting and implementing environmental education and career training programs based on needs and growth trends evidenced by the initial workforce assessment. A selected bibliography is included for reference. Descriptors: Air Pollution, Career Opportunities, Educational Programs, Energy

Chiavacci, Walter P.; Davey, William G. (1977). The Status of Minorities in the Southwest. A Demographic Profile. General demographic data concerning Black Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans in the Southwest are reported. Data were collected in those states designated by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission as being "Southwest": Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The tabular information is organized according to: general information–population by sex, state, race, and residence; social characteristics–head of household, marital status, size of family, and housing characteristics; economic characteristics–percent of persons in the labor force, income of families, income less than poverty level, class of workers 16 years and older, major occupation groups, and total pay schedule of Federal agencies; and educational characteristics–school enrollment, years of school completed, and percentage of high school graduates per state and race.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Blacks, Census Figures

Portales Public Schools, NM. (1980). Mathematics Guide, K-12. This curriculum guide provides aid in organizing and planning for the mathematical needs of the individual classroom. It is recommended that: (1) each teacher study the entire curriculum to become familiar with the concepts that interlock and blend all the grades together, and (2) all students with average ability master 70% of the skills. The guide notes the educational philosophy of Portales, New Mexico; Mathematics Department objectives; departmental policies and procedures; and methods available for pupil evaluation. The scope and sequence of the mathematics curriculum in Portales High School is noted, followed by a brief outline of the basic skills to be mastered in kindergarten through grade six. The bulk of the document notes educational objectives for specific concepts at each grade level and course throughout the program, and provides guidance on expected learner outcomes, suggested materials and/or methods, and means of student evaluation. Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives

Leppert, Jack; Routh, Dorothy (1979). A Policy Guide to Weighted Pupil Education Finance Systems: Some Emerging Practical Advice. This publication is intended to provide policy-makers, educators, and concerned citizens with a practical introduction to pupil weighting systems–what they can accomplish, what factors must be taken into account as they are developed, and what problems can hamper their implementation. Pupil weighting systems are alternative approaches to funding the special needs of students. They establish formulas based on the relative costs of serving different types of students. Research presented in this report is based on interviews with over 200 policy-makers and educators in Florida, New Mexico, and Utah and on examination of five years of data from each of these states. The major divisions of the guidebook discuss what policy-makers expect from weighting, provide answers to the most common questions about weighting, and review problems of implementation. An overview of the larger, technical report that serves as the basis for this guide is presented at the end.   [More]  Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid

Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. (1978). School Size and Pupil Costs Reviewed for 1977-78. 1978 APS Planning Document 2. This basic planning document is intended for use by the Albuquerque, New Mexico, board of education and school district administrative staff for educational programming and more effective utilization of school facilities. The results of this study tend to confirm previously established relationships between school population size and the cost of operating the schools as reflected in annual per pupil expenditures. Minimum and maximum school sizes based solely on economic considerations are intended to serve as guidelines for investigating individual school operations. The 1977-78 data presented here indicate a continuing enrollment decline in most Albuquerque schools. Tables of statistical data cover school size and pupil costs plus special education costs, school size and occupancy rates plus administrative and instructional costs, regular and special education student transportation costs, and summary data for elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Schools

Brooke, Ann; And Others (1976). Academic Library Instruction in the Southwest. The purpose of this directory is to acquaint Southwest academic librarians with current library instruction programs and activities in academic libraries in their region, and to encourage regional cooperation in sharing ideas and materials. Information listed covers the 216 academic libraries in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas that responded to a questionnaire on library instructional activities. The names and addresses of these institutions are arranged by state and alphabetically within the state; instructional methods used are indicated by listing the numbers of the survey questions to which the answer was yes for each institution. An analytical index lists instructional activities and materials, in question order, followed by the names of the libraries reporting them. A summary of the survey results is provided, and the questionnaire is appended. Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Directories, Instructional Programs

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