Bibliography: New Mexico (page 209 of 235)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Henry J. Casso, Jerry A. Rainwater, Glenn A. Whan, Ronald E. Blood, Everett D. Edington, Eileen Jacobi, Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center. California State Univ., Javin M. Taylor, Antonio Esquibel, and Joseph O. Garcia.

Blood, Ronald E.; Miller, James P., Jr. (1978). The New Mexico Principalship Study. Part I. Factors Affecting the Principalship Yesterday and Today. The phenomenon of principal "burn out" is the result of many conditions surrounding the principalship. First, as the number of students has risen over the last 40 years, the number of schools has declined. Too, teachers have become better educated and more specialized, making them less ready to accept the opinions and direction of principals. Since the 1930s the curriculum has become more complex, with more special education and categorical programs. Control of the schools has diversified, with power being divided among many central office staff members, the courts, federal and state governments, and the community. Because of this diversification, it is sometimes difficult for the principal to know where to look for direction, and role clarification is badly needed. In recent years, the education profession, once united, has split into distinct groups: teachers (labor), superintendents (management), and school principals (caught in the middle). To create a situation where the principal can reasonably be expected to carry out the responsibilities of the role, these conditions surrounding the principalship must be changed. Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education

Garcia, Joseph O.; Peralta, Alex (1973). An Evaluation of the National Bilingual Bicultural Institute (Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 28 – December 1, 1973). A Formative Evaluation Questionnaire and a Summative Evaluation Questionnaire, developed specifically to assess the Institute's goals and objectives, were administered to the participants. Administered midway through the Institute, the 13-item Formative Evaluation Questionnaire was composed of 2 parts designed to secure information about their: (1) sex, employment status, participation in bilingual bicultural programs, and description of the program; and (2) reactions to the Institute. There were 220 responses. The Summative Evaluation Questionnaire, which was given at 2 different times, consisted of 15 items designed to secure information about their ethnic identification, employment status, and reaction to the Institute. There were 190 responses. Items in each questionnaire were analyzed individually. In analyzing the 2 surveys findings, it was found that the respondents were indicating the significant expectations for Bilingual Bicultural Education. This paper gives: (1) the item as it appeared on the questionnaire, (2) an item frequency selection from a computer print out showing how the respondents answered, (3) a narrative of the item's purpose, and (4) an analysis of the results.   [More]  Descriptors: Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Data Analysis

Allen, O. Jane (1982). Advanced Undergraduate Technical Writing: English 318 at New Mexico State University. The process-oriented advanced technical writing course described in this paper leads students progressively through the writing and editing processes while involving them in the technical writing of their respective disciplines. The readings, exercises, and report assignments used in the course are discussed to show how these activities awaken students to a sense of themselves as writers and to an awareness of the writing processes and the written products of professionals in their disciplines. Also discussed are the editing workshops that provide practice in evaluating and revising papers that students have prepared for courses in their respective disciplines. Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Assignments, Classroom Techniques, College English

California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center. (1978). Longitudinal Study, Title VII Bilingual Program Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, New Mexico. A summary report is presented of the program that was begun in 1970 in three elementary schools located in a predominantly Hispanic area of the city. The study is divided into four main headings: program description, evaluation design, findings and limitations. The description of the program includes the cultural and social context; the project staff, which represents varying degrees of bilinguality; the project design; classroom organization; and home language usage. The second section discusses the composition of the control and bilingual groups, data derived from analyses of tests, and performance of students over a six-year period. The findings report on performance and trends in reading and math with reference to a control group within the school district and to two main groups of students — those who were enrolled continuously in the program for three to five years and those who were enrolled in a given year but who did not qualify for inclusion in the longitudinal groups. The limitations described concern the small sample sizes and the non-random basis of assignment to the bilingual group. The favorable conclusions are reported to be at variance with those of the AIR Study ("The Identification and Description of Exemplary Bilingual Education Programs"). Tables and graphs representing pretest, posttest, mean gains and grade equivalents are appended. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools

Rainwater, Jerry A. (1975). Comprehension Characteristics of Chicano and Non-Chicano Students at Eastern New Mexico University. A study was undertaken to determine if differences existed between Chicano and non-Chicano students enrolled in the college reading improvement program and if Chicano students evidenced any comprehension characteristics unique to them as a group which would justify special instructional programing. Of the 184 subjects selected for the study, 69 were Chicano. The Davis Reading Test Form 1A was used; it is an instrument which measures five types of comprehension, three of which–factual recall, main idea, and inference–were selected for measurement in this study. Results of the study showed that there are significant differences in reading comprehension between the two groups. Data showed no differences between Chicanos and non-Chicanos who were poor or average readers, but showed definite differences between Chicanos and non-Chicanos who were good readers. It was concluded that this difference was caused by inferential comprehension.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, College Students, Content Area Reading

Shen, Winston, W.; And Others (1984). Verbal Participation in Group Therapy: A Comparative Study on New Mexico Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. The verbal participation of Anglos, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans in group therapy sessions for alcoholic patients was examined. Fifteen therapy groups with a total number of 265 alcoholic inpatients were recorded. Anglo patients had significantly higher verbal participation than either Mexican American or Native American patients. Descriptors: Alcoholism, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Comparative Analysis

Gregory, Daniel H.; And Others (1974). Model for Postgraduate Medical Education: Study of Crohn's Disease in New Mexico, Journal of Medical Education. The purpose of this study is to introduce a model system for the continuous retrieval, storage, and dissemination of relevant clinical information that has proven to be an effective resource of real-life data. Patients with Crohn's disease from a geographic area served as the population base for 2 groups of physicians, one group practicing in the community, the other in the regional teaching center.   [More]  Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Disease Control, Diseases

Taylor, Javin M. (1981). The Making of a Computer Engineer at New Mexico State University, CoED. Describes a computer engineering program including: (1) student activities; (2) positive impact of complementary programs; and (3) additional faculty tasks to support the program.   [More]  Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Degree Requirements

National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. (1976). Proceedings of the Symposium on Chicanos and Welfare (Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 19-20, 1976). The five papers presented at the symposium were discussed and reacted to by the participants. In "Values, Ideology and Social Services" a socio-philosophical approach is used to compare Chicano values to the origins and development of the values behind the Social Welfare System. "An Oral History of a Mexican Immigrant" presents the story of a 75-year-old Mexican woman who, at an early age, was faced with the adjustments and difficulties entailed in immigrating to the United States. A socio-cultural approach is used to document the values, attitudes and motives of a Mexican immigrant and her family. In "The Effects of the Welfare System on the Chicano Elderly", the economic and social conditions of the older Chicano generation are described in detail. A review is made of the government programs available to them and the effects the welfare practices and value system have on the Chicano elderly. The theoretical justification for these programs is also discussed. "The Welfare System's Impact on the Chicana: A Beneficiary's Perspective" describes the situation which motivated the formation of organizations that would advocate for the presentation of the rights of the Chicana when dealing with social service programs, discusses the failure of some Federal programs to meet their objectives, and gives case studies which illustrate problems encountered by Chicanas when participating in the various welfare programs. The final paper provides a statistical analysis of Chicanos and other Hispanic groups on the various public assistance programs. The symposium's plenary group discussion is summarized. Descriptors: Attitudes, Case Studies, Conferences, Cultural Influences

Edington, Everett D. (1976). Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations for Native American Youth in New Mexico. Levels of educational and occupational aspiration and expectation of 139 male and female, rural, New Mexican, American Indian youth (sophomores and seniors) were examined. Utilizing questionnaires and fixed-choice stimulus questions, data were gathered to determine: educational and occupational aspirations and expectations; goal deflections for education and occupation; male and female differences for educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection; 10th and 12th grade comparisons for educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection; and the existence of interactions among grade level and sex on educational and occupational aspirations, expectations, and deflection. Results indicated: female educational aspirations were stable for 10th and 12th grades, while male aspirations at the 10th grade level were significantly below those of female sophomores and senior males (the same trend was operative for the educational expectation measure and there was no significant goal deflection); both male and female senior occupational aspirations were significantly higher than those of the sophomore group, but while there were no significant differences between the groups, there was significant goal deflection among senior females; educational and occupational aspirations and expectations within each group did not deflect significantly except among female seniors.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Aspiration, College Seniors, Comparative Analysis

Young, Rodney W. (1982). Seventeen Year Graduation Study of 1963 Freshmen at the University of New Mexico, College and University. The 1963 freshman class accumulated a graduation rate of 15 percent over four years, 31 percent over five years, and 42 percent over 11 years. First semester grade point average is a useful predictor of academic success. It separates graduates from nongraduates, and roughly predicts time to graduate and semesters attended for nongraduates.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Graduates

Casso, Henry J., Comp.; Esquibel, Antonio, Comp. (1973). Educator-Lawyer Conference Report (Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 17, 1973). Sponsored by the National Task Force de la Raza, the conference was attended by prominent lawyers and educators from throughout the United States. The conference was an "exploratory" or "brainstorming" session, designed to identify key issues and to lay the groundwork for techniques and strategy of dealing with various problems. Purpose of the conference was to: (1) review various legal, administrative, and legislative actions having serious implications on the concept of quality and equal education for the culturally and linguistically distinct child; (2) assess the implications and impact of activities and trends against Equal Educational Opportunity for minority groups, particularly the Mexican American and the Puerto Rican; and (3) identify lines of legal and education action and strategy needed to combat such alleged discriminatory practices. This report summarizes the key concerns, issues, actions, and recommendations of the participants. Topics summarized are: general myths to be combatted; educator-lawyer interface needs; data base system; bilingual bicultural dichotomy; equal access vs equal benefits; compensatory assumption; the Lau Case and its implications; and the tangential suggestions.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Conference Reports, Court Litigation

Warrior, Della C. (1973). Report on Native American Assessment Colloquy (Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 26-27, 1973). Summary. This report includes a collection of eight papers presented at the Native American Colloquy. The all-Indian consultants discuss the implications of the CDA concept as it relates specifically to Indian curriculum, tribal education, training, educational change and assessment. The presentations are of particular value to administrators, early childhood teachers and specialists.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Child Development, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness

Jacobi, Eileen (1972). American Nurses' Association Nursing Research Conference (8th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 15-17, 1972). A total of 96 nurses who are conducting or teaching research attended a 2-day conference designed to increase competencies of nurse researchers in scientific investigations and in critically evaluating research. Some of the papers presented during the conference were: (1) "Appraising the Quality of Nursing Care" by E. Hagen, (2) "The NPSI: A Nursing Performance Simulation Instrument" by V. F. Gover, (3) "Discrimination Between Patient Cues and Inferences by Nurses" by B. D. Pearson, (4) "Understanding Hospitalized Children Through Drawings" by J. W. Fleming, (5) "A Panel Study Comparing Self-Reports of Baccalaureate and Diploma Nurses Before Graduation and After Their First Work Experience in Hospitals" by S. A. Smoyak, and (6) "A Study of Planned Change in Nursing" by R. M.  Anderson. Texts of these and other research papers are included in this report along with critiques of several of the papers. The conference program and listings of participants, the advisory committee, and American Nursing Association staff are appended. Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Conference Reports, Educational Research, Medical Research

Whan, Glenn A. (1971). Engineering for Non-Technical Students at the University of New Mexico, Journal of Engineering Education. Describes the development of new engineering course offerings for non-engineering students. Six topics are considered of current importance and probable interest to non-technical students: technology, transportation, information, energy, environment, and urban problems. Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education

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