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Edington, Everett D. – 1981
The American College Testing (ACT) scores of New Mexico public high school graduates who applied for admission to New Mexico State University in 1981 were analyzed to determine the relationship between ACT scores and school size. The schools were divided into 6 categories according to enrollment: less than 100 students (15 applicants), 100-199…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, College Applicants
Lewis, Ted; Edington, Everett D. – 1983
The study investigates the relationship of small district teacher aspirations, career patterns, residential preferences, biographic characteristics, motivations, and perceptions of organizational and community factors to teacher turnover intentions in selected small districts in New Mexico in the spring 1983. The population studied included 262…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Career Planning, Community Satisfaction, Faculty Mobility
Edington, Everett D.; Martellaro, Helena C. – 1984
To determine if a relationship can be found between school size and academic achievement, a study examined correlations for 566 New Mexico public schools (grades 5, 8, and 11) from 1978 to 1981. The measure of academic achievement used was the schools' average "total scale score" on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills. The two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Comparative Analysis, Consolidated Schools
Edington, Everett D.; And Others – 1975
Fixed-choice stimulus questions were distributed to students from 12 New Mexico rural high schools (randomly selected), and responses were derived from 139 Native, 171 Anglo, and 240 Mexican American students in the 10th and 12th grades. Responses indicated educational, occupational, and residential aspirations and expectations and goal…
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Aspiration, Education
Edington, Everett D.; Di Benedetto, Romeo Raymond – 1988
Effective leadership appears to be an element of a successful school, but few studies have covered either leadership in small and rural schools or effective schools with the ethnic mix of Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American students. This study's population consisted of the 24 New Mexico rural public elementary schools having an enrollment of 500…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Educational Research, Grade 8
Edington, Everett D.; Keaton, Laurie – 1981
Using television as a means of delivery for an educational program in rural areas and looking at the media preferences of young adults, this study was conducted in a non-metropolitan area of northwestern New Mexico to examine the effectiveness of television and videotape to provide basic principles of solar energy to 15 young apprentices in a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Audiovisual Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intermode Differences
Edington, Everett D. – 1976
Levels of educational and occupational aspiration and expectation of 139 male and female, rural, New Mexican, American Indian youth (sophomores and seniors) were examined. Utilizing questionnaires and fixed-choice stimulus questions, data were gathered to determine: educational and occupational aspirations and expectations; goal deflections for…
Descriptors: American Indians, Aspiration, College Seniors, Comparative Analysis
Edington, Everett D. – 1978
Rural youth are a diverse group not only geographically, but socioeconomically, ethnically, and culturally as well. Historically, the rural student has not achieved as well as his urban counterpart in high school or in post secondary education. There is evidence that this is beginning to change and that rural students are doing as well or better…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Aspiration, Cultural Differences
Edington, Everett D. – 1983
Any program for the state, local, or federal levels designed to produce more math and science teachers should recognize the special needs of the small, rural, and isolated school. Rural teachers can expect generalized teaching assignments with a greater diversity of subject matter responsibilities than teachers in larger, urban settings. There is…
Descriptors: Certification, Labor Needs, Mathematics Teachers, Rural Schools
Edington, Everett D.; And Others – 1980
This project included three separate studies undertaken to determine the effectiveness of television instruction as a method of effectively delivering information about solar energy systems to present and future workers in related industries, and as a method of delivery for adult continuing education instruction. All three studies used a series of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Construction Industry