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Stile, Stephen W.; Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1983
A paper on the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (P.L. 94-142) provides information to state legislators on requirements and application procedures and speculates on significance of compliance for rural New Mexico school districts (New Mexico has never implemented P.L. 94-142). The five purposes of the paper are to describe major…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1979
In reviewing the history of educational finances in New Mexico from 1850 to the present, the evolution of the state's financing program and the reasons for its unique separation of educational finances from educational programs is explored. The state's rational, forward-looking approach to public education is attributed to federal neglect when New…
Descriptors: Assessed Valuation, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid
Owens, Virginia L.; Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1986
This report provides summary information regarding vocational-technical programs offered in New Mexico postsecondary institutions for the 1985-1986 project year (which includes the 1985 summer and fall semesters and the 1986 spring semester). Program types and locations and student enrollment, characteristics, and enrollment status at the end of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Education, College Students
Owens, Virginia L.; Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1986
This report is designed to give the reader summary information regarding vocational-technical programs offered by secondary schools in New Mexico for the 1985-1986 school year. Enrollment, programs, locations, student characteristics, and completion status for occupational programs are described. The report is presented in short narratives and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Education, Course Content
Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1980
The federal government's interest in gifted education is traced from the Education Amendments of 1969, and the effects of social forces, such as Sputnik, the "Great Society" ideal, and the economic requirements for trained, qualified, and creative personnel, is examined. Increased emphasis on gifted/talented education at the state level is noted,…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Stile, Stephen W.; Abernathy, Sandra M. – 1985
The report describes accomplishments of a project to provide training and support services to regular educators serving handicapped infants and preschoolers. Project activities for each of 3 years are delineated for the following areas: field-based regional workshops/conferences; summer campus-based inservice training; collection of materials on…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Disabilities, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education
Abernathy, Sandra M.; Stile, Stephen W. – 1983
The ability of principals to evaluate special education teachers is an area of concern due to the principals' lack of training or experience in special education. Available research findings clearly indicate the need for training of principals in special education concerns. A statewide survey of principals was conducted to determine their levels…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Management Development