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

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