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Medina, Christina A.; Posadas, Carlos E. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
A symposium at New Mexico State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, revealed Hispanic students' attitudes about their experiences at the university. Discussions concerned the campus climate, mentors, the experiences of first-time students, cultural challenges, retention, and accountability. Discussion of the resulting data yields policy…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Organizational Climate
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Trujillo, Michael L. – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2008
This essay analyzes the historical construction of "Spanish" icons in northern New Mexico and the complex Hispanic and Chicano identities they both evoke and mask. It focuses on the January 1998 vandalism of a statue depicting New Mexico's first Spanish colonial governor, Don Juan de Onate. The removal of the Onate statue's foot…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, United States History
Amezcua, Luis G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of safety training is to avoid or at least decrease the number of work-related accidents and deaths. This study was concerned with the role that native language plays in effective training of adult construction workers in New Mexico. Specifically, this study examined workers' and trainers' perceptions of the effectiveness of safety…
Descriptors: Safety, Training, Construction Industry, Skilled Workers
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Anhalt, Cynthia Oropesa; Rodríguez Pérez, María Elena – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2013
In this article, the authors examine elementary and middle school mathematics teachers' concerns about teaching Latino/a student populations across three regions in the United States: southern Arizona, northern New Mexico, and central California. Surveys were administered to 68 teachers who participated in professional development activities on…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Freeman, Janet – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2010
Compared to the general population, American Indians are experiencing an alarmingly increased rate of suicide, which some estimate at 50% higher than other ethnic groups. On the campuses of some tribal colleges, things look equally bleak, with 15% of students reporting that they seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months. While the…
Descriptors: Prevention, American Indians, Suicide, Tribally Controlled Education
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Kachina, Olga A. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
This article is devoted to the topic of teaching a geographical component in World History curriculum in American public high schools. Despite the fact that the federal legislation entitled "No Child Left Behind" (2001) declared geography as a "core" academic subject, geography was the only subject dropped from federal funding.…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Geography, High Schools
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Goodkind, Jessica R.; Gonzales, Melissa; Malcoe, Lorraine H.; Espinosa, Judith – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2008
Measurement of social stressors among Hispanic women is a growing and important area of study, particularly in terms of understanding explanatory mechanisms for health disparities. This study involved adaptation of the Hispanic Stress Inventory and the Latin American Stress Inventory to create a measure of social stressors specifically for both…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Females, Focus Groups, Predictive Validity
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Johnson, Natasha Kaye – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2009
While tribal college athletic programs were not designed to market the colleges, there is no denying they have generated positive attention and have perhaps even helped to highlight the colleges' purpose. Dine College and Navajo Technical College are among a handful of tribal colleges who have made athletic programs a priority. They have since…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), College Athletics, Technical Institutes, Tribally Controlled Education
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Vigil, Antonio – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2006
"Aztlanscape" is a painting that explores the notions of history, migration, and cultural exchange. It depicts various places with significant relationships to one another, reconfigured into a new landscape. The specific locales used in this painting are Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oakland, California; and Mexico DF, Mexico. These cities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Cultural Influences, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Deschenie, Tina – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2008
This article profiles teacher Leroy Silva (Laguna), 27, a.k.a. "Buster". Silva describes himself as an active guy who stays busy working out, playing basketball, softball, and more recently golf, soccer, and lacrosse. He teaches personal wellness and sports (not physical education), a job he began in 2006. Before that he was a trainer at…
Descriptors: Role Models, American Indians, American Indian Education, Wellness
Lubin, Shami – Opportunity, 1972
Describes the nutritional needs of individuals in New Mexico, and the efforts of the Nutrition Improvement Program (NIP) of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine at Albuquerque to remove hunger and malnutrition. (DM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Health Programs, Hunger, Nutrition
Garcia, Flaviano Chris – Aztlan, 1974
The article briefly reviews New Mexico's political history, surveys the present socio-political status of its Spanish speaking population, and examines the effects of the Chicano Movimiento on Manitos in New Mexico. (NQ)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, History, Political Divisions (Geographic)
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Watts, Linda K. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 2001
American Indian "cultural models" of substance dependency and recovery were developed based on discourse analysis during ethnographic studies at an Indian rehabilitation clinic and with New Mexico Pueblo youth. Incorporating such social constructions of everyday life into the design and implementation of prevention and intervention…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Community Attitudes, Cultural Influences
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Peshkin, Alan – Educational Researcher, 2000
Addresses the process of interpretation from a study of the academic achievements of Native American high school students in New Mexico, illuminating the relationship of researcher subjectivity to the many decision points that each process of interpretation embodies. The article also contains a counterpoint of problematics that reveals where…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians
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Aguirre-Bielschowsky, Ikerne; Freeman, Claire; Vass, Eva – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This paper investigates Mexican and New Zealand children's conception of the environment and their understandings of environmental issues, focusing on how personal experiences, culture and school-based environmental education (EE) programmes influence their perspectives. Sixty Year 5 children (age 9-11) from three schools in Dunedin (New Zealand)…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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