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Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette – 1982
To a large extent the Southwest can be described as a rural area. Under these circumstances, programs for public understanding of technology become, first of all, exercises in logistics. In 1982, New Mexico State University introduced a program to inform teachers about computer technology. This program takes microcomputers into rural classrooms…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Literacy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Kelly, Sandra D. – 1984
A three-year collaborative, inservice teacher-training program--being implemented by New Mexico State University, the University of Arizona, and rural school districts in New Mexico and Arizona--is designed to improve educational and occupational opportunities of rural girls and young women in the region. The program emphasizes new and less…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Guidance, Cooperative Programs
Amodeo, Luiza B.; And Others – 1983
Collaboration between New Mexico State University's College of Education and three other entities has led to the computer experience microvan program, implemented in 1983, a unique system for bringing microcomputers into rural New Mexico K-12 classrooms. The International Space Hall of Fame Foundation provides the van, International Space Center…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Cooperative Programs
Amodeo, Luiza B.; And Others – 1981
A description is given of the cooperation between the Las Cruces Teacher Center (New Mexico) and New Mexico State University. The university's college of teacher education and the teacher center are now working together to meet the needs of preservice and inservice teachers. The university has interacted with the teacher center at various…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Amodeo, Luiza B.; And Others – 1981
Focusing on issues and concerns pertaining to teaching and counseling rural women and minority women living in rural environments, the four papers aim to promote a better understanding and more realistic picture of conditions affecting rural/minority women. "Factors Influencing Educational and Occupational Choices of Rural/Minority…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Culture Conflict, Educational Counseling
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette V. – 1983
Teachers participating in the Teacher Center-United Kingdom Exchange Program at New Mexico State University were required to keep a journal throughout the entire exchange year. The objective of the exercise was to improve writing and reduce writing anxiety among the teachers, and to influence them to implement journal writing in their public…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Diaries, Foreign Countries
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette – 1982
The study examined antecedents to high educational achievement of 42 selected Mexican Americans (university professors, third-year law students, and third- and fourth-year medical students) in 5 southwestern universities (4 in California and 1 in New Mexico). Two related considerations prompted the investigation: failure of many Mexican Americans…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Students, Educational Background
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Edelson, Roz – 1980
During the summer of 1980, 27 graduate students (13 Chicano and 14 Anglo) at New Mexico State University participated in a course designed to emphasize 3 areas of awareness relevant to multicultural education: (1) clarification of personal ethnic, cultural, and sex role attitudes and identification; (2) increased sensitivity to ethnic, cultural,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Ethnicity, Higher Education
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Martin, Jeanette – 1982
The sophomore screening process at New Mexico State University's College of Education, designed to assure quality and commitment in prospective teachers, has three major components. The first is pre-screening, which requires that students successfully complete coursework in orientation to education, introduction to human growth and behavior,…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Diagnostic Tests