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Pitzel, Gerald R.; Benavidez, Alicia C.; Bianchi, Barbara C.; Croom, Linda L.; de la Riva, Brandy R.; Grein, Donna L.; Holloway, James E.; Rendon, Andrew T. – Rural Educator, 2007
The Rural Education Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department has established a program to address the special needs of schools and communities in the extensive rural areas of the state. High poverty rates, depopulation and a general lack of viable economic opportunity have marked rural New Mexico for decades. The program underway aims…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Poverty, Foreign Countries, Rural Development
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Velasco-Barraza, Carlos; Muller, Douglas – Rural Educator, 1982
Using the Self-Descriptive Inventory, compares development of self-concept, self-esteem, self-ideal in physical maturity, peer relations, academic success, school adaptiveness in 50 rural children (Hatch, New Mexico) and 50 urban children (Las Cruces New Mexico). Finds negative patterns in academic success and school adaptiveness more pronounced…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Maturity (Individuals)
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Llamas, Vincente – Rural Educator, 2000
Describes the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico Rural Systemic Initiative (UCAN RSI), which aims to improve and integrate science, mathematics, and technology education for the primarily Native American and Hispanic students of the Four Corners region. Discusses UCAN RSI's focus on community engagement, cultural sensitivity and relevance, and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hoover, Wesley A.; Boethel, Martha – Rural Educator, 1991
A survey of 725 rural and small school teachers and principals in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas examined the nature and content of staff development activities, and educator definitions, preferences, and satisfaction related to staff development. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Scherer, David G.; Nagel, Liza; Lee, William – Rural Educator, 2000
New Mexico middle and high school counselors from small rural school districts perceived less substance use, gang-related violence, high-risk sexual activity, and sensation seeking among students than did counselors from urban and large rural districts and spent more time on administrative responsibilities than their counterparts. However,…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, High Risk Students, High Schools
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Hall, Leslie D.; Powell, Kathryn Gomez-Tatum – Rural Educator, 1999
Two community meetings in a rural multicultural New Mexico school district examined community expectations of teachers. Awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences were identified as the most important qualities. Other qualities are presented in three sections: knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Commonly held values and beliefs of Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Communication Skills, Community Attitudes, Cultural Awareness
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Duryea, Elias J.; Mesrian, Parvin; Semark, Larry; West, Carolyn – Rural Educator, 1997
Risk factors associated with teenage pregnancy were studied among 95 Hispanic, Native American, and White ninth-grade females at a rural New Mexico high school. All respondents, regardless of ethnicity, reported moderate levels of health-compromising behaviors such as alcohol use, poor communication with parents regarding sex, and a false sense of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Females
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Duryea, Elias L.; Semark, Larry – Rural Educator, 1994
A cohort of 29 students in a small rural New Mexico school completed a self-report measure of behavioral intention toward alcohol and drug use in 7th and 11th grades. During the four years between measures, students received intensive education about resisting pro-drug-use pressures. Students reported significantly better behavioral intention…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Drug Use, Health Behavior
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Morgan, Phyllis T.; Rodriguez, Roy C. – Rural Educator, 1988
Reports on a survey of parental opinions and attitudes toward schooling among 40 rural and small-town New Mexico families, all Anglo, involved in home schooling. Concludes that these parents were not greatly dissatisfied with public education, but mainly sought to shelter their children from the negative influences of other children and society.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Schooling, Parent Attitudes
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Bryan, Betsy – Rural Educator, 1986
Compares and contrasts first year teaching experiences of a grandmother (1919) and granddaughter (1980) in small, isolated, rural New Mexico schools. Offers suggestions for improving recruitment and retention of rural teachers in areas of salary, housing conditions, school philosophy and morale, student population, and community life. (NEC)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover, Personal Narratives
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Seifert, Edward H. – Rural Educator, 1985
A random sample of 559 secondary small school principals in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas revealed that 73 percent of the principals were actively seeking new positions or were leaving school administration. The findings have implications for selection procedures, salary/fringe benefit packages, principal autonomy, evaluation…
Descriptors: Career Change, Employment Practices, Fringe Benefits, Job Applicants