Notice of Grant Opportunities

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA): Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program CFDA Number 84.365C. ED-GRANTS-032318-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302116 | Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-032318-001 | Opportunity Title: Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA): Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program CFDA Number 84.365C | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Education | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 84.365 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible Applicants: The following entities, when they operate elementary, secondary, or postsecondary schools primarily for Native American children (including Alaska Native children), are eligible applicants under this program: (a) Indian Tribes. (b) Tribally sanctioned educational authorities. (c) Native Hawaiian or Native American Pacific Islander native language…

Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Program. NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY18 | Funding Opportunity ID: 301106 | Opportunity Number: NAG-ENHANCEMENT-FY18 | Opportunity Title: Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant Program | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 45.311 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity. | Agency Code: IMLS | Agency Name: Institute of Museum and Library Services | Posted Date: Feb 28, 2018 | Close Date: May 01, 2018 | Last Updated Date:…

BUILDING EPSCOR-STATE/NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIPS. DE-FOA-0001897 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302253 | Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001897 | Opportunity Title: BUILDING EPSCOR-STATE/NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIPS | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 81.049 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: Please refer to page 8 of the FOA. | Agency Code: PAMS-SC | Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science | Office of Science | Posted Date: Mar 28, 2018 | Close Date: Apr 16, 2018 | Last Updated Date: Mar 28,…

BUILDING EPSCOR-STATE/NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIPS. DE-F0A-0001897 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302257 | Opportunity Number: DE-F0A-0001897 | Opportunity Title: BUILDING EPSCOR-STATE/NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIPS | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 81.049 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: Please refer to page 8 of the FOA. | Agency Code: PAMS-SC | Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science | Office of Science | Posted Date: Mar 28, 2018 | Close Date: May 16, 2018 | Last Updated Date: Mar 28,…

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants. 20180501-PE | Funding Opportunity ID: 301313 | Opportunity Number: 20180501-PE | Opportunity Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 45.149 | Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Additional Information on Eligibility: Agency Code: NEH | Agency Name: National Endowment…

1994 Tribal Colleges Extension Grant Program. USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-006539 | Funding Opportunity ID: 301454 | Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-006539 | Opportunity Title: 1994 Tribal Colleges Extension Grant Program | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 10.500 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: Applications may only be submitted by colleges and universities designated as 1994 Land-Grants by legislation. | Agency Code: USDA-NIFA | Agency Name: Department of Agriculture | National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Posted Date: Mar 09, 2018 | Close Date: Jun 06, 2018 | Last Updated Date: Mar…

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. RUS-18-01-DLT | Funding Opportunity ID: 302597 | Opportunity Number: RUS-18-01-DLT | Opportunity Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Education | Health | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 10.855 | Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions…

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Small, Rural School Achievement Program CFDA Number 84.358A. ED-GRANTS-022018-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: 300954 | Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-022018-001 | Opportunity Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Small, Rural School Achievement Program CFDA Number 84.358A | Opportunity Category: Mandatory | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Education | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 84.358 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: Which LEAs are eligible for an award under the SRSA program? For FY 2018, an LEA (including a public charter school that meets the definition of LEA in section 8101(30) of the ESEA) is eligible for an award under the SRSA program if it meets one of the following criteria:…

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP): Grants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities CFDA Number 84.354A. ED-GRANTS-032118-001 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302013 | Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-032118-001 | Opportunity Title: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP): Grants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities CFDA Number 84.354A | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Education | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 84.354 | Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of…

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program CFDA Number 84.423A. ED-GRANTS-032118-002 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302014 | Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-032118-002 | Opportunity Title: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program CFDA Number 84.423A | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Education | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 84.423 | Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible…

Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program. USDA-NIFA-TCEG-006541 | Funding Opportunity ID: 302073 | Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-TCEG-006541 | Opportunity Title: Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program | Opportunity Category: Discretionary | Opportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Grant | Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Education | Category Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 10.221 | Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification) | Additional Information on Eligibility: 1994 Land-Grant Institutions | Agency Code: USDA-NIFA | Agency Name: Department of Agriculture | National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Posted Date: Mar 22, 2018 | Close Date: May 18, 2018 | Last Updated Date: Mar 22, 2018 | Award Ceiling: $0 | Award Floor: $0 | Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,400,000 | Expected Number of Awards: Description: TCEG Program for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to promote post-secondary education at the 1994 Land-grant Institutions (1994s) and increase educational opportunities for American Indians. | Version: 1 |…

Grant Opportunity: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – ANA

GENERAL INFORMATION
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACF-ANA-NB-1343

Expected Number of Awards: 7
CFDA Number(s): 93.587 — Promote the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Languages
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Closing Date for Applications: Apr 09, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $100,000

Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

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Funding Alerts: NIH Research Education Programs

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-118
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2018-05-25
Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  .
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Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-16-108
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health | Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2018-05-31
Award Ceiling: $40,000
Description: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NIBIB-NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
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Funding Alert: Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers

Funding Opportunity ID: 294176  Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-053017-002

Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Others.

Agency Name: Department of Education
Close Date: Sep 21, 2017 

Description: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education. The Institute's research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all students. These interested individuals include parents, educators, students, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, the Institute provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need.   Competitions in This Notice: The Institute will conduct 10 research competitions in FY 2018 through two of its centers: The Institute's National Center for Education Research (NCER) will hold five competitions: One competition for education research; one competition for education research and development centers; one competition for partnerships and collaborations focused on problems of practice or policy; and two competitions for low-cost, short-duration evaluation of education interventions.

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New Mexico Higher Education Department Annual Report, 2016

Below is the abstract for the Higher Education Departments 2016 Annual Report.

New Mexico Higher Education Department (2016). New Mexico Higher Education Department Annual Report, 2016. The New Mexico Higher Education Department strives to bring leadership, guidance, and assistance to New Mexico's higher education stakeholders. The HED is committed to promoting best practices, institutional fiscal responsibility, and student achievement. Everything the agency does is through the lens of supporting New Mexico's higher education institutions and enhancing student success. Higher education is an economic engine which fosters innovation and shapes the future workforce. Over the past two years, the higher education Department (HED) has made substantial progress on strengthening policy reforms and forming long term vision for a more cohesive New Mexico higher education system. On December 5th, 2016, Governor Susana Martinez enacted Executive Order 2016-037 establishing New Mexico's long-term "Route to 66" Goal for 66% of the New Mexico population to have attained some form of postsecondary education by the year 2030 (i.e. New Mexico's "Route to 66" Goal). The "Route to 66" Goal was selected by a plurality of higher education stakeholders who attended an HED-hosted attainment goal meeting on August 18, 2016. At this attainment goal meeting, the HED presented four attainment goal scenarios to an audience comprised of higher education leaders and state government officials. These attainment goal scenarios came from an attainment projection model that was developed by HED staff in consultation with the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. As a result of the August 18 attainment goal meeting, Governor Susana Martinez formally announced the "Route to 66" Goal at the Governor's Second Annual Higher Education Summit on September 23, 2016 and then formalized Executive Order 2016-037. Executive Order 2016-037 tasks the HED Cabinet Secretary with chairing a Higher Education Statewide Strategic Planning Committee and developing a strategic plan for improving statewide higher education coordination and increasing educational attainment. The purpose of the New Mexico "Route to 66" Goal and strategic plan will be to provide sustainable policy guidance to the New Mexico higher education system for the long-term. This annual report outlines the initiatives and accomplishments of the HED and its composite divisions in 2016. Executive summaries are provided by the following divisions: (1) Policy & Programs; (2) Planning and Research; (3) Adult Education; (4) GEAR UP; (5) Private and Postsecondary Schools; (6) Financial Aid; and (7) Institutional Finance.   [More]  Descriptors: Higher Education, Annual Reports, Educational Improvement, Education Work Relationship

Proposals accepted anytime: Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences

Funding Opportunity Number: 16-550
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: Proposals accepted anytime
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100

Description: Conferences, workshops,and related events (including seasonal schools andinternational travel by groups) support research and training activities of the mathematical sciences community.  Proposals for conferences, workshops, or conference-like activities may request funding of any amount and for durations of up to three years.  Proposals under this solicitation must be submitted to the appropriate DMS programs in accordance with the lead-time requirements specified on the program web page.
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Bibliography: New Mexico (page 235 of 235)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Lily Chu, Lincoln Midwest Regional Media Center for the Deaf, Melinda R. Smith, San Francisco Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Battle Creek Kellogg Foundation, John W. Bennett, Albany. New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and Philip L. Hosford.

Smith, Melinda R., Ed.; And Others (1983). Law in U.S. History: A Teacher Resource Manual. Revised. Designed for integration into secondary U.S. history courses, the activities provide a format for the examination of law-related themes and issues. Themes explored include the conflict between individual and societal needs, the relationship of the individual to state and federal authority, individual rights, the shifting balance of power among the three branches of government, the influence of social and economic conditions on judicial decision making, and the U.S. constitution as an instrument of governance. The document is organized into four sections roughly corresponding to the chronological periods in most U.S. history courses: Colonial Period through Revolution, Growth of a New Nation, Civil War through Industrialization, and The Modern Era. Activities, which require critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and inquiry skills, include opinion polls/surveys, role plays, simulations, case studies, mock trials, appellate court simulations, adversary models, and learning stations. Many of the activities focus on landmark Supreme Court cases and modern cases to elucidate the meaning and judicial interpretation of the guarantees of the Bill of Rights. Topics include the Salem witch trials, lawful inspection, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Dred Scott case, Plessy v. Ferguson, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, the McCarthy era, and Watergate. Each activity includes an introduction, objectives, recommended grade level, time and materials needed, instructions, and masters for student handouts.   [More]  Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Constitutional Law, Industrialization

Hosford, Philip L., Ed. (1978). Minority Women in Research in Education. A Report of the Dallas Conference on Expanding the Role of Minority Women in Educational Research (Dallas, Texas, November 9-11, 1977). Reporting on the 1977 Dallas Conference where 14 women representing 6 ethinc backgrounds explored the possibilities of expanding the role of minority women in educational research, this document includes 5 major sections (with individual summaries and recommendations), a bibliography, and an appendix. Major sections of this document present the following: defining the problem of women in research and development (previous conferences and reports are discussed, particularly the National Institute of Education reports and conferences); preparing for the conference (pre-conference study materials and beliefs are assessed as is the division of participants into 3 groups to consider questions related to K-12 educational activities, higher education, and a community based research career ladder); training minority women currently in education (needed skills are identified as communication, interpersonal, research design, quantitative, and project management skills; target audiences are identified as local education agencies, state education agencies, universities, regional laboratories, professional associations, and funding sources); expanding the role of minority women at universities (programs which universities can implement immediately are defined); training minority women via a career ladder approach (a model is presented which involves increasingly complex research skills and formal education and provides for research aides/technicians, research colleagues and interns, research adjuncts, and professional researchers).   [More]  Descriptors: Agency Role, Career Ladders, Conference Reports, Conferences

Midwest Regional Media Center for the Deaf, Lincoln, NE. (1971). Programmed Learning for the Deaf Student. Symposium on Research and Utilization of Educational Media for Teaching the Deaf (Lincoln, Nebraska, March 22-24, 1971). The document consists of keynote speeches and discussion papers from the 1971 Symposium on Research and Utilization of Educational Media for Teaching the Deaf, which had as its general theme programed instruction (PI) for the deaf. The 14 papers cover the impact of PI at the Southwest Regional Media Center for the Deaf, evaluation of PI materials, the role of computer assisted instruction at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the relationship of economic factors to education and employment of the deaf, modification of automated instruction to financially allow its adoption, and PI in the curriculum at the Oregon State School for the Deaf in Salem, the Southwest School for the deaf (Lawndale, California), and Callier Hearing and Speech Center in Dallas. Also discussed are new directions and a new affective dimension in PI, methods for teaching communication skills, PI for young deaf children, research with the strands program in elementary mathematics in a computer-based laboratory for learning at Stanford, a graduate course in educational technology, and a PI course in electronics assembly. A discussion summary and the symposium program are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Conference Reports, Educational Technology, Exceptional Child Education

Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. (1978). Rural Career Guidance: Abstracts of Current Research, Materials, and Practices. The annotated bibliography provides a guide to the latest resource material, research findings, and/or developments in rural career guidance found in the ERIC system. Section I contains 158 citations and abstracts which have appeared in "Resources in Education" (RIE). RIE document resumes include the ERIC accession number, author(s), title, source(s), publication date, ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) prices or an alternate availability, and the abstract. Section II includes 22 citations of journal articles which have appeared in "Current Index to Journals in Education" (CIJE). CIJE entries include the article title, personal author(s), journal title (sometimes abbreviated), publication date, and information on the volume, number, and pages. Short annotations are given only when the article can not be described adequately by a combination of descriptors, identifiers, and information in the title. In addition to rural career guidance, the citations cover such topics as adult education, career awareness, career choice, career education, career planning, communication satellites, curriculum development, educational television, inservice teacher education, occupational aspiration, occupational information, program effectiveness, rural youth, and vocational education. A combined RIE and CIJE subject index is included as well as ordering information and a list of the 16 ERIC Clearinghouses and their scopes. Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Awareness

Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI. (1980). The Indian Resources Development and Internship Program (IRDI) Covering Activities, Progress, and Accomplishments for the Period, April 1976 to June 1980. Summary Report. From the program's inception in 1975 with Navajo Tribal funds through June 30, 1980, this report covers funding, operation, and progress of the Indian Resources Development and Internship Program (IRDI), which is a university study and practical work experience program available to American Indian students majoring in agriculture, engineering, energy, resources, business, and other sciences involved with natural resources and economic development, operation, and management. The new IRDI brochure is included and presents a general view of the program's activities, objectives, and benefits. Items discussed include recruitment, counseling and advisement, college majors and career opportunities, monitoring of participants' academic progress, work experience assignments, campus representatives, seminars, short courses, and field trips. Also included are reports on the American Indian Leadership Seminar and the American Indian High School Student Orientation, as well as information on congressional interns, career presentations to high school students, the college undergraduate and graduate programs, the Trust and Indian Real Property Management Degree Program, other college majors, other tribal programs, the Indian Resources Development Institutes, the Navajo Higher Education University Consortium, special project needs, program problems and accomplishments, and proposed future program activities. Descriptors: Agriculture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Guidance

Bennett, John W., Ed. (1966). Social Research in North American Moisture-Deficient Regions. Five papers presented at the 9th symposium held during the 42nd annual meeting of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are: (1) "Do We Need a Sociology of Arid Regions"?; (2) "Deficit Creating Influences for Role Performance and Status Acquisition in Sparsely Populated Regions of the United States"; (3) "Ecology, Economy and Society in an Agricultural Region of the Northern Great Plains"; (4) "The Problem of Drought Perception"; and (5) "Technological Conservatism in Cattle Ranching as an Adaptive Process". The papers, centering on an ecological viewpoint, aim to suggest possibilities of basic research on sociological adaptations in moisture-deficient regions. Discussions cover modern agrarian and town populations in the Great Plains and neighboring semiarid regions.   [More]  Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Agriculture, Climate, Ecology

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Albany. (1979). An Instructional Delivery System for Manpower Management: A Report for Water Pollution Control Agencies. Second Edition. This report contains information to assist organizations and personnel responsible for the quality and quantity of operators available for water quality control efforts. The text discusses in detail the current developments in operator instructional programs. Each of the seven sections of this report deals with a specific aspect of manpower planning, including: (1) model planning aids; (2) existing instructional programs; (3) roles and responsibilities of state and national coordinating committees; and (4) examples of delivery philosophies and programs operative in four states.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Certification, Educational Programs, Instruction

Chu, Lily (1980). Education for Rural Women: A Global Perspective. Rural women come from many ethnicities, enjoy diverse social economic statuses, different family circumstances, and various levels of educational attainment. Of the 34-35 million rural women, a large percentage are plagued by poverty and lack of opportunity for education, employment, health care, and various social services. Rural people, who constitute one third of this country's people, also make up half of the nation's impoverished. While a greater number of rural women are now employed outside the family, they tend to be employed in low-paying clerical, service, and seasonal positions. For women who are ethnic minorities, aged, single head of households, or displaced housewives, the isolation of rural life adds an additional burden. This paper recognizes the urgent educational needs of rural women; summarizes research and statistical findings on rural women in the areas of education, income, employment, and values orientation; points out some cultural conflicts and dilemmas that may occur as a result of short-sighted, fragmented, and hastily implemented educational programs; presents a global perspective of the education of rural women which calls for social and policy changes and is multidimensional, grassroots based, and oriented to the culture and people of rural America; and delineates the needs for research, for regional rural centers, and for federal support in rural women's education.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Career Development, Culture Conflict

Bibliography: New Mexico (page 234 of 235)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Alexandria National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Leonard Smith, Adolph J. Koenig, Dal S. Symes, Don B. Croft, Peggy J. Blackwell, Santa Fe. Div. of Research and Development. New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Stephen W. Fuller, Michelle Commeyras, and Georgiana Sumner.

Hawkinson, Bruce (1976). Dispel Misspelling. An Office Education Mini Curriculum Manual on Spelling. One in a series of ten mini-manuals on office communication proofreading, this booklet for office education students provides instruction in spelling. Included are terminal and specific objectives, spelling rules and related information, and tasks for practice. A test over the information presented concludes the manual. (Test answers are included in the teacher's manual for the series–CE 008 821.) Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business English, Grammar

Hawkinson, Bruce (1976). What's Wrong? An Office Education Mini Curriculum Manual on Catching Errors. One in a series of ten mini-manuals on office communication proofreading, this booklet for business and office students provides instruction in proofreading for errors in written communication. Included are terminal and specific objectives, a list of the commonly used proofreading marks and related instructions, and tasks for practice. A test over the information presented concludes the manual. (Test answers are included in the teacher's manual for the series–CE 008 821.) Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business English, Editing

Symes, Dal S. (1975). A Description and an Analysis of Tests for the Bilingual Child. Because of the recent Lau vs. Nichols decision by the Supreme Court, school districts will be looking for various instruments to determine language functionality in bilingual students. Nine tests are reviewed: the Leiter International Performance Scale (LIPS), the Michigan Oral Language Productive Tests Structured Response, the Michigan Oral Language Productive Test, the El Paso Public School Oral Language Dominance Measure, the Bilingual Syntax Measure, three Functional Tests of Oral Proficiency, the Oral Placement Test for Adults, and the Skoczylas Bilingual Tests and Measures. Each is described briefly, and its strengths and weaknesses are listed.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Grammar, Individual Testing

Hawkinson, Bruce (1976). S with or without a Squiggle. An Office Education Mini Curriculum Manual on Plurals & Possessives. One in a series of ten mini-manuals on office communication proofreading, this booklet for business and office students provides instruction in the use of plurals and possessives. Included are terminal and specific objectives, grammar rules and related information, and tasks for practice. A test over the information presented concludes the manual. (Test answers are included in the teacher's manual for the series–CE 008 821.) Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business English, Case (Grammar)

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Research and Development. (1970). Analysis and Follow-Up of 1969-70 Evaluation Report. Thirty-one school districts and Albuquerque High School and its feeder schools were evaluated in 1969-70 on 24 areas and 23 aspects of these areas, making possible a total of 552 recommendations for improvement. Districts surveyed ranged from a maximum of 178 recommendations to a minimum of 69. Program enrichment was found to be the area of greatest need. Recommendations were also made for greater leadership in administration, subject area committees and department chairmen, updated texts and materials, additional staffing, and redistricting. As a followup a team visited each school in October 1970. Reaction to the evaluation and followup varied. Most team members reported cordiality and cooperation from administrators. In most districts, those recommendations that could be implemented without additional expenditures had already been made. A few evaluators reported encountering opposition or hostility to some recommendations, either directly, through criticism of evaluation procedures or personnel, or indirectly, through establishing committees to study the report and make recommendations. Statistical data related to the evaluation is attached.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Facilities Improvement, Followup Studies, Program Evaluation

Christensen, Ardis, Comp. (1974). Bibliography on Community Education. The bibliography provides access to some of the latest research findings or developments in community education. Thirty-nine documents and 47 journal articles published between 1956 and 1973 (with the majority between 1969 and 1973) are cited. The citations and abstracts have appeared in "Research in Education" and in "Current Index to Journals in Education". Citations cover a variety of community education resource materials, including adult education, community action, community involvement, community schools, and school community relationships. A subject index facilitates locating documents in a specific area. Pricing information and document availabilities are also provided. Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Action, Community Education

National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA. (1994). Summary of Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Highlights of Public Law 103-227 (Goals 2000: Educate America Act) are presented. Contents include: a summary of how this Act will provide a framework for meeting the national education goals for all students, including those with disabilities; selected definitions of terms used in the legislation; and objectives of the eight national education goals, which comprise Title I of the Act. Summary information also is provided on provisions of the other titles of the legislation, as follows: National Education Reform, Leadership, Standards, and Assessments (Title II); State and Local Education Systemic Improvement (Title III); Parental Assistance (Title IV); National Skill Standards Board (Title V); International Education Program (Title VI); Safe Schools (Title VII); Minority-Focused Civics Education (Title VIII); Educational Research and Improvement (Title IX); and Miscellaneous Provisions (Title X). Additional tips are provided concerning standards for teaching and learning and opportunity-to-learn standards.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation

Fuller, Stephen W. (1971). Indians' Problems in Acquiring Development Capital. Four Corners Agriculture and Forestry Development Study. Special Report No. 11. The difficulty with which American Indians acquire equity capital and an examination of selected Federal programs which make this type of credit available to this minority group are discussed in this report. Specifically, collateral, fractional heirship, ownership of chattels, managerial training, repayment, and servicing of loans are discussed as barriers to capital acquisition. The government agencies analyzed which provide this capital are the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), The Farmers Home Administration, The Economic Development Administration, The Small Business Administration, and the Office of Economic Opportunity. Specific suggestions are that Congress (1) authorize and appropriate at least an additional $50 million for the revolving loan fund; (2) inaugurate and establish a $200 million loan guaranty fund; (3) authorize interest subsidies on guaranteed loans; (4) authorize the BIA to sell existing revolving fund loans to financial institutions; and (5) authorize tribes to issue bonds exempt from Federal income tax for purposes related to the governmental affairs or operations of the tribe. It is noted that a major factor limiting the Indian in his competition for credit is his lack of managerial training.   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Education, Agronomy, American Indians, Credit (Finance)

Blackwell, Peggy J.; Smith, Leonard (1973). Goals of Secondary Education as Perceived by Education Consumers. Volume II, Methodological Procedures. Research to identify the entire range and diversity of goals that parents, as consumers and clients of a public service, hold for secondary education was conducted. Two assumptions were made in conducting this survey. The first was that parents have aspirations for education, though they may not explicitly express these goals; the second, that means could be provided for parents to give explicit and comprehensive statements of these goals. The methods used to obtain this information are described in this report. The following tasks were used for data collection during the project: (1) open-ended, tape-recorded interviews were conducted with parents; (2) statements were screened to eliminate redundancies; (3) reduction led to a data base of goals that were used in the subsequent tasks; (4) the data base of goal statements from the elicitation interviews was further reduced into outcome goals; (5) respondents indicated what outcome goal each of the statements in the data base would best help achieve by matching each statement with one of the 12 outcome goals identified; (6) respondents indicated their awareness about whether or not each goal was being attempted in the educational system; and (7) respondents were asked to place the 12 outcome goals in rank order of importance. Sampling procedures are described, and questionnaires are included in this report. Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Factor Analysis, Interviews, Parent Aspiration

Hawkinson, Bruce (1976). Let's Get Together: An Office Education Mini-Manual on Subject-Verb Agreement. One in a series of ten mini-manuals on office communication proofreading, this booklet for business and office students provides instruction in subject-verb agreement. Included are terminal and specific objectives, related grammar rules and definitions, and tasks for practice. A test over the information presented concludes the manual. (Test answers are included in the teacher's manual for the series–CE 008 821.) Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business English, Grammar

Hawkinson, Bruce (1976). Punctuation Potpourri. An Office Education Mini Curriculum Manual on Other Punctuation Marks. One in a series of ten mini-manuals on office communication proofreading, this booklet for business and office students provides instruction in the use of apostrophes, quotes, italics, hyphens, brackets, ellipsis dots, leader dots, bullets, superscripts, and subscripts. Included are terminal and specific objectives, punctuation rules and related information, and tasks for practice. A test over the information presented concludes the manual. (Test answers are included in the teacher's manual for the series–CE 008 821.) Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Education, Business English, Clerical Workers

Commeyras, Michelle; Sumner, Georgiana (1996). Student-Posed Questions for Literature-Based Discussion. The ideas in this mini-brochure are intended for teachers interested in creating opportunities for students to pose questions during literature-based discussions. The brochure suggests that a child-centered approach to questioning is a highly motivating way to conduct discussions because students of all reading abilities can participate. The brochure discusses developing discussion guidelines, emphasizing that "put-downs" are unacceptable, orienting before reading, soliciting questions after reading, accepting all questions, encouraging collaboration, shifting to peer discussion groups, and learning from students' questions.   [More]  Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Questioning Techniques

Bergsma, Harold M. (1985). Training and the Development of Curriculum Standards in On Farm Water Management: Pakistan, 1984-1985. The document describes the 18-month Phase I of the On Farm Management Project–supported by the World Bank and operated by Colorado State University and the Consortium for International Development–to design more systematic approaches to train people who will work in technical settings related to water management and irrigation channel construction projects in Pakistan. Separate chapters discuss developing a national standard for curriculum and training in on farm water management, evaluating on farm water management training program needs, establishing interdisciplinary program objectives, developing a curriculum guide, developing training modules, training of trainers, developing training programs for adult farmers and water users, and changing the motivation and training of water user associations. The report stresses that the key to improvement of training is the trainer himself. If he is well prepared, knows his material, and uses suitable training approaches which develop requisite skills among trainees, much progress will be made to improve the entire On Farm Water Management system and thereby utilize water resources more effectively in Pakistan. Descriptors: Adult Farmer Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Extension Education

Croft, Don B., Ed.; Koenig, Adolph J., Ed. (1971). Application of Research Management Techniques. The symposium papers in this document describe specific applications of research management techniques currently being used by research and development organizations. Topics of the papers are based on subjects practicing R & D managers have found important in the management of research. Although the symposium was not specifically designed to include all aspects of research management, the papers when taken together comprise a "working" model for managing the information associated with R & D activities. Topics of the five papers include (1) a prototype research management system whereby information is organized for easy retrieval by research managers, (2) a description of organizational operations procedures and policies that reduce the administrative burden on researchers and developers and assist management in operating an effective R & D organization, (3) a system for using the computer to manage information about the financial expenditures of an R & D organization, (4) the application of a research management procedure, the Convergence Technique, with the Reading Research Program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education, and (5) the steps necessary for planning and implementing a research and development program.   [More]  Descriptors: Administration, Computers, Educational Research, Guidelines

Blackwell, Peggy J. (1973). Parental Viewpoints of Goals in Secondary Education: The Methodological Procedures. The proposed procedures are focused on an assessment of the needs of consumers of education – specifically, the parents of high school age students. Each parent is interviewed and specific goals are extracted from the interview. Parents are then asked to respond to each goal in the aggregate of goals by agreeing, disagreeing, or remaining neutral. They then place the statements in rank-order. Following this task, all statements are categorized and the categories themselves placed in rank order. The data provided should allow establishment of goal profiles, which may identfy specific educational clienteles. Profiles may be established by demographic data or in a post hoc manner where similar individual profiles are combined to characterize a group. These procedures eliminate the necessity of making a priori assumptions concerning the structure of any educational clientele or concerning the needs and goals which will be elicited.   [More]  Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Interviews