Bibliography: New Mexico (page 231 of 235)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized by the Center for Positive Practices.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Everett D. Edington, Federico Martinez Carrillo, P. Roland Caster, Don B. Croft, Darrell S. Willey, Henry W. Pascual, LURA BENNETT, Garrey E. Carruthers, Clyde Eastman, and Santa Fe. New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project.

RIHM, ALMA; AND OTHERS (1967). A TRANSITION IN NURSING EDUCATION–GUIDELINES RESULTING FROM THE PHASING OUT OF A DIPLOMA NURSING PROGRAM AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM. POSITION STATEMENTS OF NURSES' ASSOCIATIONS INDICATED THAT ALL NURSING EDUCATION SHOULD MOVE INTO THE MAINSTREAM OF GENERAL EDUCATION WITH PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS IN COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES AT THE BACCALAUREATE OR HIGHER LEVEL, ALL TECHNICAL PROGRAMS IN JUNIOR OR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AT THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE LEVEL, AND ALL PRESERVICE PROGRAMS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. MANY PRESENT PROGRAMS WILL BE CLOSED AND NEW ONES ESTABLISHED TO CONFORM TO THE DESIRED PATTERN. GUIDELINES WHICH EVOLVED FROM PHASING OUT THE REGINA SCHOOL OF NURSING AND ESTABLISHING AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBUQUERQUE COULD BE ADOPTED BY OTHER INSTITUTIONS FACING SUCH CHANGE. THE MANUAL SUGGESTS PROCEDURES FOR ESTABLISHING AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM AND EXPLAINS ADAPTATIONS MADE BY THE REGINA SCHOOL OF NURSING AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBUQUERQUE FOR THE FOLLOWING–EXPECTATIONS FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATES, OBSTACLES TO ESTABLISHING ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, INITIAL PLANNING, PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES, EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES, CONTRACTS, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLICITY, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, CURRICULUM, STUDENTS, GRADUATES, AND EVALUATION. A FINAL CHAPTER PRESENTS SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASING OUT AN EXISTING PROGRAM. AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, NAMES OF AGENCIES PROVIDING MATERIAL AND INFORMATION, AN EQUIPMENT ESTIMATE FOR THE NUSING ARTS LABORATORY, RECOMMENDED LIBRARY ACCESSIONS, A SAMPLE FORM OF CONTRACT BETWEEN THE HOSPITAL AND THE UNIVERSITY, PUBLIC RELATIONS LETTERS, AND A CURRICULUM PLANNING TOOL ARE INCLUDED.    [More]  Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Bibliographies, Curriculum

FITZPATRICK, MILDRED (1965). THE CLASSROOM AIDE. TO RELIEVE THE NON-INSTRUCTIONAL BURDEN UPON THE CLASSROOM TEACHER, THE QUEMADO PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXPERIMENTED WITH A TEACHER AIDE PROGRAM, UTILIZING A SINGLE TEACHER AIDE IN ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMED MATHEMATICS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROJECT. AS A RESULT OF THE EXPERIMENT'S SUCCESS, THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR (1963-1964) CLASSROOM AIDES WERE EMPLOYED IN EACH OF THE 4 QUEMADO PUBLIC SCHOOLS COVERING ALL SUBJECT MATTER AREAS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE INCREASED NUMBER OF CLASSROOM AIDES EMPLOYED, IT BECAME NECESSARY TO DEFINE A CLASSROOM AIDE, AND OUTLINE AN AIDE'S QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES. USE OF THE CLASSROOM AIDE ALLOWED THE TEACHER MORE TIME FOR INDIVIDUALIZING INSTRUCTION, DEVELOPING TEACHING MATERIALS, AND TRIAL-TESTING CLASSROOM EXPERIMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS PRIOR TO THEIR USE. TIME FOR SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION BECAME MORE OF A REALITY BECAUSE THE TEACHER WAS FREED FROM SUCH NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DUTIES AS COLLECTING MONEY, TAKING ATTENDANCE, AND MARKING OBJECTIVE TYPE TESTS AND WORKBOOKS. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT A PROGRAM OF TEACHER AIDE PREPARATION BE UNDERTAKEN EITHER BY LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, OR BY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.   [More]  Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Planning, Individual Instruction

Carrillo, Federico Martinez, Ed. (1979). Approaches to Assessing Bilingual/Bicultural Programs. The papers in this monograph reflect different approaches used in the assessment and evaluation of bilingual education programs. Doctors Harry Berendzen and Katherine Bemis provide some practical considerations for implementation of evaluation. They list responsibilities of an evaluator and offer an evaluation management plan which takes into consideration needs assessment, performance objectives, measurement of project impact, material development, staff development, and community involvement. Dr. Michael Massarotti offers a systematic procedure for collecting information based on pre-established objectives and subsequent analysis, reporting, and use of the information for the purpose of making decisions concerning program development. Dr. Charles Leyba provides an overview and design of Title VII program evaluation. He also discusses standardized testing and analysis of scores. Finally, the topics of Dr. Robert Reeback's paper include a critique of Title VII regulations concerning evaluation, some examples of misguided or inadequate evaluation, a review of some persuasive evaluation results, and suggestions for reconstituting evaluation in the context of Title VII and adjusting to it in the meantime. Descriptors: American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education

Willey, Darrell S.; And Others (1974). Bilingualism: A Review of the Literature Relevant to Preparation of Teachers for Southwestern Spanish-Speaking Children and Youth. Fifty-eight literature citations relevant to preparation of teachers for Southwestern Spanish-speaking children and youth are reviewed in this paper. The citations include journal articles, monographs, research reports, and synthesis papers published between 1920 and 1974. Topics covered are bilingual teaching strategies, stereotyping, problems and issues of teaching Chicano pupils and youth, testing, standardized psychometrics and mental measurements, reform legislation, criteria for bilingual programs, and quality teacher preparation program design.   [More]  Descriptors: Bilingualism, Citations (References), Educational Legislation, Elementary School Teachers

Pascual, Henry W. (1978). Clients and Teachers in Bilingual Education Programs. Whether bilingual education programs continue to be model projects for demonstrating viable alternatives for the education of Hispanics or general programs to correct deficits in the education of our children, the selection of students for participation in the programs and the training of teachers for these programs are serious responsibilities. Recommendations to the U.S. Office of Education for determining eligibility for bilingual programs suggest including: (1) Hispanic students, regardless of surname, who are on grade level or lower in standardized achievement tests in English language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics; (2) Hispanic students falling within categories outlined in the Lau Remedies; and (3) any Hispanic students wishing access to bilingual education, regardless of economic background or English proficiency. Bilingual teacher training programs should provide: demonstrable competence in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the non-English language; study of the history, civilization, fine arts, and literature of the people whose culture is to be taught or learned; study of specific language pedagogy; teaching the academic content in Spanish; training in socio and psycholinguistic factors impinging upon the learning process; and training in teaching of English, both as a second and first language. Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility

Eastman, Clyde; And Others (1974). A Socioeconomic Analysis of Environmental Concern: Case of the Four Corners Electric Power Complex. Bulletin No. 626. Recently American attention has focused on the problems of pollution and environmental protection. Focusing on the Four Corners Interstate Air Quality Control Region, this study determined which socioeconomic characteristics were associated with concern for environmental quality as measured by willingness to pay for pollution abatement. Sample sites were determined by weighing four pollution concentration zones. Interviews were conducted during the 1972 summer and January 1973 with 747 reservation and nonreservation residents and out-of-region recreationists. Separate questionnaires, designed for each subpopulation, were used to determine willingness to pay via a series of bidding games. To ensure that the means of financing was not a barrier to a respondent's willingness to pay and since no bidding game was appropriate for all, five games were constructed–a sales tax increase; an additional charge to the electric bill; a monthly charge; an increase to the user's fee; or a change in laws. Responses were analyzed by stepwise multiple regression. Some findings were: (1) few consistent relationships existed between concern for environment and socioeconomic characteristics (age, occupation, income, ethnicity, and organizational participation); and (2) a clear majority were willing to pay for pollution abatement.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks

Cooper, James G. (1974). Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Adolescent Self-Concept in Four Countries. Self-concepts of adolescents in Germany, Mexico, Chinese in Taiwan, and the U.S.A. were measured with an Osgood type of semantic differential. The American sample included Anglo, Chicano, and Indian high school seniors. The 11 concepts included: attitudinal measures on the self, school, social milieu and other racial groups. The bipolar adjectives comprised: good-bad, sharp-dull, ugly-beautiful, strong-weak, slow-fast, shallow-deep, effective-ineffective, valuable-worthless, intelligent-stupid, and honest-dishonest. Tests were translated into Chinese, German, and Spanish; effort was made to preserve semantic equivalence. In perceptions of self, the German mean was lowest, and the Mexican mean was highest. This pattern was repeated in perception of school. Perception of the social milieu showed that Anglos were lowest; the Mexican mean was highest. Perceptions of other groups was highest in the Mexican group; the Chinese students were low. Based upon an overall assessment, it was found that Mexican adolescents gave the most favorable perceptions, followed by Chicanos, Chinese, American Indians, Germans and Anglos at the bottom with the least favorable perceptions.   [More]  Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Chinese

Croft, Don B. (1976). Predictors of Success in College for Low Prior Educational Attainment Multicultural Students. The study identified variables contributing to success in college for low prior educational attainment students from differing cultural backgrounds; described the nature and operation of COPE (College Opportunity Program for Enrichment); described the background characteristics of the COPE students; compared the COPE students' attitudes toward education and careers with those of other students with similar background characteristics; and examined the predictors of college success for three groups of students–COPE, education, and vocational education students. The sample included 256 COPE, 169 education, and 143 vocational education students. Current college grade point average was used to measure college performance. Two self-report instruments were administered to the students: Holland's "Self-directed Search" (SDS) measured their career interests and "Career Education Description Questionnaire" (CEDQ), developed specifically for this study, measured their attitudes toward education, background characteristics, and career interests. Findings included: current attitudes toward education and careers were an important contributor to college success; and COPE students were creative and inventive students. Appendices include a review of literature dealing with vocational interests, success in college, and Spanish-speaking cultural values; and discussions of CEDQ's development, the SDS Hexagonal Model as used with COPE students, and the students' reactions to the SDS Booklet.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks

Soberano, Rawlein G. (1980). The Vietnamese of New Orleans: Adapting to American Social Structure. This paper reports on a historico-sociological study describing the current situation of Vietnamese refugees who settled in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area between 1975 and 1980. The paper begins with a historical background section which presents information about the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975, the resulting influx of refugees to the United States, and how the United States government dealt with the relocated refugees. The next section of this paper reviews the experiences of Vietnamese who relocated in Louisiana describing why they chose Louisiana and how they were accommodated in the New Orleans area. Included in this section is a summary and review of a study of the living conditions of Vietnamese in New Orleans. The final section reports the findings of a questionnaire administered to Vietnamese immigrants. These data are supplemented by conversations with refugees and a survey distributed to college students to determine local reactions to the refugee influx. Tables of data are included and Vietnamese and English translations of the study questionnaire are appended. Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Attitudes, Government Role

BENNETT, LURA (1966). A TRANSITIONAL CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR MATHEMATICS IN GRADES 7 AND 8. THIS TRANSITIONAL CURRICULUM GUIDE WAS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES–(1) TO POINT OUT THE VARIOUS CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, MEANINGS, AND APPLICATIONS RELATED TO CERTAIN AREAS OF MATHEMATICS WHICH SHOULD BE THE CONTENT OF MATHEMATICS IN GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT, (2) TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMS AND MORE MODERNIZED COURSES, TO INCORPORATE MODERN TERMINOLOGY WITH THE TRADITIONAL TOPICS, AND TO INTRODUCE NEW CONCEPTS AS APPROPRIATE, AND (3) TO HELP TEACHERS BUILD AN ARITHMETIC BACKGROUND OF THEIR STUDENTS BY PRESENTING NEW IDEAS IN A WAY ACCEPTABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, BY MAINTAINING AND POLISHING COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS, BY INTRODUCING AND USING MODERN TERMINOLOGY AS NEEDED, AND BY DEVELOPING PATTERNS OF THOUGHT NECESSARY TO LATER WORK IN MATHEMATICS. SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS ON A NUMBER OF TOPICS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED. THESE UNITS ARE STRUCTURED TO SHOW HOW THE MATERIAL CAN BE ORGANIZED FOR EFFICIENT TEACHING AND TO PROVIDE SOME HELPFUL IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO PRESENT CERTAIN TOPICS. TOPICS PRESENTED IN THE GUIDE INCLUDE NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS, GEOMETRY, MEASUREMENT, BUSINESS ARITHMETIC, RATIOS, GRAPHS, SETS, MATHEMATICAL SENTENCES, AND STATISTICS.   [More]  Descriptors: Arithmetic, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Geometry

New Mexico Western States Small Schools Project, Santa Fe. (1965). Programmed Mathematics, Dora High School. Because of small class enrollment, limited class offerings, and differences in ability range, a programmed algebra course was introduced to eliminate some disadvantages of a small school mathematics program. Credit was given to students completing 36 of the 73 chapters in Science Research Associates (SRA) Modern Mathematics, Course I. Post-test scores indicated a gain ratio of .63 compared to pre-test scores. Criticism of the programmed course included the difficulty of chapter tests and the use of multiple choice questions. A statement of problems and objectives and a sample progress report to parents conclude the document.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Course Evaluation, Individualized Instruction

Caster, P. Roland (1974). Navajo Education Resource Center, Many Farms, Arizona. Final Technical Report, 1973-1974. The voluminous final technical report contains comprehensive information covering the 1973-74 activities of the Navajo Education Resource Center (NERC). The project's purpose was to develop an Indian Resource Service Office which would function as a support service system for handicapped children's programs on the Navajo Reservation and which could be replicated on other reservations. Included are chapters on center objectives such as conducting a preliminary survey to identify handicapped children, designing a region-wide procedure for diagnosis of handicapped Indian children, developing a diagnostic/prescriptive resource room model, coordinating proposed Instructional Materials Center activities with diagnostic efforts, and providing direct services (such as training sessions in contingency management and early identification of handicapped preschoolers) to teachers and school administrators. Other chapters cover such topics as monthly progress reports and project effects. Among the extensive appendixes comprising the last half of the document are suggestions for implementing an NERC study to determine the prevalence of handicapping conditions among Indian school children, a procedural manual for resource room operation, and a model plan for an Indian Learning Resource Center.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Delivery Systems, Diagnostic Teaching, Exceptional Child Services

Blasi, Joyce F. (1976). Characteristics of Criterion-Referenced Instruments: Implications for Materials Selection for the Learning Disabled. Discussed are characteristics of criterion referenced reading tests for use with learning disabled (LD) children, and analyzed are the Basic Educational Skills Inventory (BESI), the Prescriptive Reading Inventory (PRI), and the Cooper-McGuire Diagnostic Work-Analysis Test (CooperMcGuire). Criterion referenced tests are defined; and problems in test development (such as determining reliability and validity and selecting among behavioral alternatives for measuring the competency) are considered. Listed are characteristics of materials needed by LD students such as presentation of the same content or process in a variety of modalities. The three instruments are analyzed item by item in terms of the content of each objective or activity, the number of items per objective or activity, the stimulus mode, the response mode, and the type of response (whether selected or constructed). It is concluded that the BESI has merit for use with LD children who do not have expressive language difficulties, that the PRI is probably not useful in designing instruction for LD children, and that the Cooper-McGuire may help LD children who can integrate input from two channels simultaneously. It is stressed that diagnostic personnel need to vary the stimulus and response modes to determine individual competency and that diagnostic instruments be developed which are domain referenced as well as criterion referenced and which reflect a task analysis approach to content with variations of stimulus and response characteristics. Appended are three task sheets and an analysis sheet for use in teacher training situations. Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Criterion Referenced Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education

Carruthers, Garrey E.; And Others (1975). Delivery of Rural Community Services: Some Implications and Problems. Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 635. Summarizing research conducted under the Western Regional Research Project on the delivery of rural community services, this report presents explications of the following generalizations which have been supported by research: (1) Many rural service institutions need reorganization and renewal, (2) Regionalization increases organizations' ability to provide some rural community services, (3) Rural development depends directly on citizen participation and representation of various population segments, (4) Effective leaders view development as a community process, not a personal one, (5) Public leaders seem to be drawn primarily from certain community segments, (6) Even with fewer and less adequate services, rural residents prefer rural life, (7) Availability of health-care services affects their use, (8) Rural people want innovative health care practices, (9) Mechanisms are needed for using results from rural community service research. Additionally, the following future research needs are identified: (1) the construction and testing of social indicators, (2) perspectives on the adequacy of community services, (3) the study of the effectiveness of alternative organizational structure, (4) comparative analyses of service delivery systems and leadership structures, (5) the composite of community services appropriate for rural areas. Twenty-nine abstracts of research under the W-114 project are presented in the Appendix.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, Agencies, Citizen Participation, Community Services

Edington, Everett D.; And Others (1980). Evaluation of Television as a Method of Disseminating Solar Energy Information. This project included three separate studies undertaken to determine the effectiveness of television instruction as a method of effectively delivering information about solar energy systems to present and future workers in related industries, and as a method of delivery for adult continuing education instruction. All three studies used a series of five half-hour videotapes. A survey of the general public in the Las Cruces area was conducted to determine the number and occupational status of people watching the series on a local public broadcasting station. Surveys of random samples then assessed the prior level of knowledge on solar energy of residents from differing socioeconomic strata and any increase in knowledge after viewing the series. The worker study included apprentices, journeymen sheet metal workers, and materials handlers. These workers were given a pretest, shown the television series, and given a posttest. The relative effectiveness of television and regular instruction were compared in solar energy related vocational classes at two postsecondary institutions, and student attitudes concerning television instruction were assessed. Findings were generally favorable in all three studies, and television is recommended as a means of enabling adults of varying educational and age levels to participate in educational activities. Data, survey questionnaires, and references are included. Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Construction Industry

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