Bibliography: New Mexico (page 131 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 Russell G. Merrell, Derral Parkin, Washington National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), John R. Van Ness, Edgar L. Morphet, Donald D. Foos, William H. Hodge, Richard T. Hess, ARTHUR BURRICHTER, and Marietta Saravia Shore.

Hodge, William H. (1969). The Albuquerque Navajos. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, Number 11. A study of 275 Navajos living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, showed that these individuals could be divided into 3 major cultural orientation groups: (1) permanent-resident; (2) Anglo-modified; and (3) traditional. It was found that few Navajos wanted to live permanently in the metropolitan area. For the Anglo-modified Navajos, a desirable and necessary style of existence consisted of maximum utilization of Anglo technology in a transitional reservation setting; however, traditional Navajos desired a much lower level of Anglo technology. It was found that both traditional and Anglo-modified Navajos wished to escape the city's rapid pace, impersonal relationships, and competitiveness; permanent-resident Navajos in Albuquerque as in other cities did not form a cohesive group, but constituted an aggregate of migrants having little or nothing to do with one another. Suggestions for future research included examination of the various niches Navajos occupy in cities and investigation of forces operating between reservations and urban communities. Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Ethnic Groups, Role Conflict

BURRICHTER, ARTHUR; JENSEN, GLENN (1967). RESEARCH STUDIES WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR ADULT EDUCATION, MOUNTAIN-PLAINS REGION, 1945-1966. THIS COMPILATION OF ABSTRACTS OF ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH STUDIES CONDUCTED IN NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, NEVADA, UTAH, IDAHO, WYOMING, AND COLORADO COVERS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADULT EDUCATION, PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT PROGRAMS (MAINLY SECONDARY AND ADULT BASIC EDUCATION), VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL TRAINING (INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL INSERVICE TRAINING), ADULT LEARNING AND CREATIVITY AND APPROPRIATE TESTING, MIGRANT ADULT EDUCATION, CIVIL DEFENSE EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL METHODS AND MEDIA, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, SOCIOECONOMIC INFLUENCES, THE NEED FOR RESEARCH PERSONNEL, AND THE NEEDS, INTERESTS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS CLIENTELE GROUPS (RURAL DWELLERS, VETERANS, THE AGED, AND WELFARE RECIPIENTS). CRITERIA FOR JUDGING THE SIGNIFICANCE AND SUITABILITY OF THESE STUDIES INCLUDED (1) STUDIES COMPLETED SINCE 1945, (2) SPECIFIC STUDIES CARRIED ON IN EACH STATE AND DISTINCLY PERTAINING TO THAT STATE, AND (3) STUDIES DONE IN A GIVEN STATE, INVOLVING PEOPLE OF PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE STATE WHERE THE FINDINGS WOULD APPLY TO THE ENTIRE FILED OF ADULT EDUCATION. EACH ABSTRACT CONTAINS THE PURPOSES, METHODS USED, AND A SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning

National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. (1970). Migrant Education. PREP-19. "A Synthesis of Current Research in Migrant Education" has recently been prepared by Dr. James O. Schnur of New York State University College, Geneseo, for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. PREP kit No. 19, based upon this document, covers such areas as characteristics of migrants; educational problems; existent programs by grade level; educational tests; teacher training programs; and recommendations, both general and curriculum-related. An annotated listing of current ERIC documents on instructional materials and guides for migrant education is included. The original document is available from ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) as ED 039 049.   [More]  Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Instructional Materials, Interstate Programs, Migrant Education

Van Ness, John R. (1973). Land Tenure, Economic Transformation, Conflict and Accommodation: An Ethnohistorical Study of a New Mexican Village and Its Land. A Spanish American village economy as influenced by changes in its land base, land rights, and the introduction of mercantile capitalism during the U.S. Territorial period in New Mexico was analyzed. Attention was given to differences in village land tenure and exploitative patterns from those imposed with the advent of Anglo American political control and the long-term conflict that resulted. This conflict was first approached in terms of the contrast between ideal legal systems and beliefs regarding land, landholding, and land use and actual cultural practices in both Spanish American and Anglo American societies; thus, the jural rules were seen as they were practiced in this particular environmental setting. The process of accommodation was explored through detailed analysis of the mediating roles played by Spanish American patrons, Anglo American merchants and attorneys, and the functioning of the most important territorial governmental institutions, which were the Surveyor General's Office and the civil courts of law.   [More]  Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Area Studies, Beliefs, Capitalism

Bloom, Lynn Z. (1976). The Promise and the Performance: What's Really Basic in Teaching TAs. In order to promote professionalism and transform novice teaching assistants into capable instructors, the University of New Mexico has established a required course in "Teaching Composition." The course attempts to define institutional and departmental goals, and explore such issues in class management as organization, discipline, motivation, and plagarism. Other basics in the training of TAs include the orientation toward professional publishing, survey of major topic areas in the language arts, and the study of research on teaching methods, composition, and literature. Additionally, a section on dialects explores the implications of language diversity. Feedback for TAs is provided by direct classroom observation by an independent expert and anonymous evaluations by students.  Self-evaluation by the assistants is also stressed, and an attempt is made to provide an environment within the department that encourages and acknowledges their efforts.   [More]  Descriptors: Basic Skills, Course Descriptions, English Instruction, Graduate Students

Parkin, Derral (1974). The University Library: A Study of Services Offered the Blind. A survey based on the American Library Association's "Standards for Library Services for the Blind and Visually Handicapped" (1966) was sent to 65 four year universities in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, and Arizona. Libraries were asked how many blind patrons they had and what services and facilities were available to them. A second survey was administered to blind students attending Brigham Young University during the spring of 1974. Eleven students answered questions on the frequency with which they used the library and which facilities and media they preferred. Students rated existing services and suggested improvements and additions to service. An analysis of both surveys showed that full potential service to the blind is not offered by university libraries in the Intermountain West. Suggestions for improvement are provided. Copies of the questionnaires, a list of libraries surveyed, and a bibliography of literature cited in the discussion are appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Blindness, Braille, College Libraries, Higher Education

Morphet, Edgar L., Ed.; Jesser, David L., Ed. (1969). Designing Education for the Future: Rationale, Procedures and Appraisal. Final Report and External Evaluation. The major purpose of the Title V program, Designing Education for the Future, is to assist educators and lay citizens in the eight participating States in devising a program of educational improvement. This report by the project director presents information on educational changes covered by the program and builds a rationale for effecting these changes. The State programs were organized separately, although each State appointed a coordinator and selected an advisory committee. Statements on educational finance and the need for preparing educators for the future are included, as are some specific procedures and accomplishments of projects in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The major accomplishment was the breakdown of regional bias and the discovery of mutual strengths. An external evaluation of the project completes the report. The paper concludes that prospects for continued improvement in educational quality lie with the ability of State and local leadership to effect educational change, especially through comprehensive planning and implementation.   [More]  Descriptors: Community Responsibility, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives

Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC. (1969). Hearing Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, San Antonio, Texas, December 9-14, 1968. The United States Commission on Civil Rights held hearings in San Antonio, Texas from December 9 to 14, 1968 under the authority of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The purpose of the hearing was to collect information regarding the civil rights problems of Mexican Americans in the five Southwestern States. Of concern were the issues of education, employment, economic security, and the administration of justice as they affect Mexican Americans in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. The hearing was designed to explore in one city, San Antonio, civil rights problems that are representative of problems elsewhere in the Nation. The hearing was divided into two parts after the opening session of December 9. There was an executive session, held on Dec. 9, and then a public session, lasting from Dec. 9 to December 14. The transcript of the hearings is illustrated by exhibits presented at the hearings. Descriptors: Civil Rights, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection

Foos, Donald D., Comp. (1975). Proceedings of the HEA Title II-B Institute on Continuing Education Program Planning for Library Staffs in the Southwest, March 17-28, 1975. The proceedings of the Institute on Continuing Education Program Planning for Library Staffs in the Southwest contain historical and state-of-the-art information, needs assessments, program planning information, program descriptions and the Continuing Education for Library Staff program. The continuing education needs of medical, school, special, academic, and children's librarians are discussed, as well as the training needed to meet the special requirements of Blacks, Chicanos, and American Indians. Other articles describe a game plan for the continuing education planning and development process, new learning media, automated services, the Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange, and library programs in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Results of the evaluation surveys conducted on the institute are included, as are the working forms, letters, and papers needed in organizing it. There is also information about institute participants, as well as a list of institutes in the Southwest, 1968-1974.   [More]  Descriptors: College Libraries, Conference Reports, Disadvantaged, Educational Media

Dutton, Donnie (1975). Statistics Supporting the Need for Public School Adult Education in the United States with Emphasis on the Southwest Region. Presenting demographic information on educational achievement in the Southwest region, and, by comparison, the entire United States, the document serves as a resource instrument for those planning educational programs to alleviate adult illiteracy. Information is based upon the 1970 Census and is divided into six chapters which deal individually with data pertaining to the States of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and the United States. Each chapter provides data regarding the educational level of adults 25 years of age and over in summary, by race, within each race, by Spanish language or surname, within each county, by county, and eligibility for Public School Adult Education. Educational attainment by race, and within each race, using 1960 Census data, is also included, as well as the educational level of those 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in school. Data are given in table form, without verbal commentary.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, Adults, Census Figures

Artesia Public Schools, NM. (1972). Suggested Curriculum Guidelines for an Effective Bilingual Program. 1972-1973. Destrezas Comunicativas del Idioma Espanol. Spanish Language Skills. Second Grade, Level 2. This volume contains suggested curriculum guidelines for an effective bilingual program, with specific focus on Spanish language skills for the second grade level. The philosophy of the program views bilingual education as a vehicle and pedagogical tool to be used to better prepare all children to function in society. The point of departure for formal learning and formal training is the linguistic and cultural heritage that the child brings to the school setting. A teaching methodology is outlined which includes teaching children to think about, listen to, comprehend, hear, say, read, write and apply a given concept. The guide is divided into four sections, each covering nine weeks of the program. The curriculum guidelines are presented in terms of the concept or objective to be learned, content, activities, resources and materials, and evaluation. A vocabulary list of Southeast New Mexico regionalisms precedes the text.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education

Hess, Richard T.; Shore, Marietta Saravia (1972). Content Analysis Schedule for Bilingual Education Programs: Espanola Bilingual Education Program. This content analysis schedule for the Bilingual Education Program of Espanola, New Mexico, presents information on the history, funding, and scope of the project. Included are sociolinguistic process variables such as the native and dominant languages of students and their interaction. Information is provided on staff selection and the linguistic background of project teachers. An assessment is made of the duration and extent of the bilingual component, and the methods of second language teaching in general. Included is an analysis of materials, student grouping, tutoring, curriculum patterns, and cognitive development. The report also discusses self-esteem, learning strategies, the bicultural and community components, and means of evaluation. Attached to the schedule are plans for the second year of operation, a report on pre-service and in-service for bilingual education teachers and administration staff during 1970-71, and performance objectives. Also included is information on community involvement.   [More]  Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Development, Content Analysis

Merrell, Russell G. (1968). Some Approaches to Meeting Cultural Deprivation in Students Entering Small Rural Schools. A project was undertaken in 1965 in 3 elementary schools in Wayne County School District, Utah, to determine if students entering small, rural schools have cultural disadvantages and, if so, to develop materials and procedures to meet such deficiencies. Pretesting revealed significant differences in vocabulary development and experiential background compared to an urban control population. Programs designed to improve instruction were developed in areas of parent-teacher communication, instructional excursions, pupil-team specialties, resource utilization, and individualized reading instruction. Second- and third-year evaluations of the project showed significant gains in vocabulary growth and reading achievement. One elementary school made extensive use of the amplified telephone and established companion schools in New Mexico and New York City to offset the disadvantages of isolation. Materials developed in the course of the project are described.   [More]  Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Disadvantaged, Enrichment, Field Trips

Schmidt, Fred H. (1970). Spanish Surnamed American Employment in the Southwest. This report provides statistical data on the job patterns that prevail for Spanish Americans in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The Southwest once represented an internal colonial empire to the United States, and the inhabitants were treated as such. Present employment patterns must be viewed in this light. The data show that Spanish Americans are greatly underrepresented in white collar occupations and the training programs for these occupations, but they are fairly well represented in craftsmen jobs and in on-the-job training programs for blue-collar occupations. The presence of a large proportion of Spanish Americans in the population does not improve whitecollar employment opportunities in a region, even for the lowest level jobs.   [More]  Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Geographic Regions

Griessman, B. Eugene, Ed. (1969). Concerted Services in Training and Education: An Evaluation of Developmental Change. Advance Report. In the Fall of 1963, President Kennedy created the Rural Development Committee (RDC) and charged it with the responsibility of providing leadership and guidance to the several Federal departments and agencies responsible for rural development program functions. To help find solutions to problems facing the rural population, the RDC proposed a task force be created to explore the feasibility of developing pilot projects in three selected rural areas. These projects were to be designed to make use of the combined resources of all appropriate Federal departments and agencies, including their respective cooperating state agencies. Thus concerted services projects were established in Minnesota, Arkansas, and New Mexico with the strategy to minimize the deleterious effects of technological change upon rural communities. This advance report is derived from detailed evaluations of these three projects, available separately as ED 042 899, ED 042 904 and ED 042 905.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Community Change

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