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Principal Leadership, 2013
The value that Native American nations place on deliberative experiential learning and oral reflection often is opposed to traditional practices in US schools. The inherent differences between those cultural approaches to learning have contributed to the large achievement gap between Native American schools and traditional public schools. In 2006…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Experiential Learning, Oral Tradition
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2010
New Mexico's unique demographics and rich intellectual assets, including two of the three largest national engineering and science research laboratories in the country (Sandia and Los Alamos), provide an excellent national setting for educational transformation. With approximately 320,000 K-12 students, New Mexico's demographics are distinctive:…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, American Indians
Baxter, Paula Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This qualitative study attempted to analyze the educational goals and achievements of successful present and former Native American students at San Juan College (SJC) in Farmington, NM. It considered a systemic approach to educating Native American students by taking into account their suggestions of how to improve the educational framework to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Community Colleges, American Indians, Focus Groups
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Willeto, Angela A. A. – Social Indicators Research, 2007
American Indian/Alaska Native well-being, survival-based data are rare. This study explores the question of whether or not it is possible to produce such well-being information using secondary data sources. The answer is yes, with some limitations. Hence, Native American data for 10 well-being indicators nationally and for New Mexico and South…
Descriptors: American Indians, Social Indicators, Children, Well Being
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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
Lee, Tiffany S. – Online Submission, 2010
The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is demonstrating an example of Indigenous philosophies and practices in education through its holistic, student-centered approach to education. NACA was one school in a large statewide study on Indian education in New Mexico. Focus groups with students, teachers, and community members illustrate the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, American Indians, Focus Groups, American Indian Education
Bureau of Indian Education, 2013
During SY 2011-2012, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) continued their efforts to improve the validity and reliability of data reporting. BIE data collections are dependent on school level entry (self-reporting) into the Native American Student Information System (NASIS) or into the BIE's Annual Report from the schools. In addition, data…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Tribally Controlled Education, Data Analysis
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Bogener, Stephen – Great Plains Quarterly, 2008
The Pecos River of the nineteenth century, unlike its faint twenty-first century shadow, was a formidable watercourse. The river stretches some 755 miles, from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains northeast of Santa Fe to its eventual merger with the Rio Grande. Control over the public domain of southeastern New Mexico came from controlling access to…
Descriptors: Land Acquisition, Water, United States History, Mexican Americans
Weldon, Tyler L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Thousands of American's enter postsecondary institutions every year and many are under prepared for college-level work. Subsequently, students enroll in or are placed in remedial courses in preparation for the rigor of college level classes. Numerous studies have looked at the impact of developmental course work on student outcomes, but few focus…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs
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Chavez, Alicia Fedelina; Ke, Fengfeng; Herrera, Felisha A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2012
Colleges and universities retain Native American and Latino college students at lower rates than other ethnic groups even when culturally based services, financial assistance, and support are provided. College teaching and conceptions of learning have yet to evolve on a widespread basis toward culturally diverse epistemologies and practice. This…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Student Attitudes, Family (Sociological Unit), American Indians
Owen, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The number of students enrolling in post-secondary institutions in the U.S. has slowly been rising over the last 10 years, yet gaps continue to exist in terms of who attends college and persists through graduation. Minority and low income students often lack the guidance needed to navigate the college enrollment process and as a result, remain…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
Appleseed, 2008
Parent involvement in New Mexico, and around the nation, is an essential element in the success of students and their schools. This simple point anchors the federal law known as the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" ("NCLB"). NCLB establishes state, district and school requirements designed to promote more effective parent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement
McIlroy, Ann Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This case study explored Advanced Placement open enrollment programs in New Mexico in an attempt to identify mechanisms embedded within the implementation practices which possibly prevent the equitable enrollment of students of color. Advanced Placement (AP) courses have become a gate-keeper in competitive college admissions. Therefore, a study of…
Descriptors: American Indians, Data Analysis, Advanced Placement, College Admission
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2005
More than 300 tribal representatives and educators from across New Mexico met at Ohkay Owingeh on December 19, 2005, to discuss ways to improve education for American Indian students in New Mexico. The Summit was a collaborative effort by New Mexico's Office of Indian Affairs, Public Education Department, Higher Education Department, and tribal…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Rossler, Jens Erwin – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) established a System of Support program that included certain mandates for schools in restructuring and school improvement within the framework of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The Bureau operates 184 elementary schools and 24 colleges nationwide. Some of the schools are required to utilize scripted…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, American Indian Education, American Indians
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