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French, Laurence Armand; Rodriguez, Richard F. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
New Mexico ranks high in youth violence, substance abuse, poverty, teen pregnancies, and school dropout rates. In response, Western New Mexico University developed a special master's program in bilingual special education, attended primarily by minority-group school personnel, and implemented a program to address the cycle of poverty by training…
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, At Risk Persons, Bilingual Education
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Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1986
Describes a report on New Mexico's public school services for three- and four-year-old handicapped children, focusing on features of special interest to rural educators. Topics are curriculum selection, program models, and program delivery system alternatives. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Overviews the recent history of special education, including common educational practices and the advantages and disadvantages of full inclusion. A survey of 336 educators in one urban and two rural New Mexico communities found agreement with only 2 of 27 statements regarding potential benefits of inclusion, but with all 26 statements representing…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation
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Stile, Stephen W.; Wirth, Paul A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Two surveys were conducted to determine perceptions of administrators and teachers regarding the impact of Public Law 94-142 on programs for severely handicapped children in New Mexico's small, rural school districts. One year after the infusion of federal funding, 55 percent of the respondents perceived no improvement in the level of services.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
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Sauble, Tara L.; Rhodes, Robert L. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
Surveys of staff in 10 rural regional cooperatives and 27 special education directors in New Mexico regarding their perception of program effectiveness found that the regional cooperative approach provides special education-related services (training, technical assistance, grant writing) and personnel that schools would have difficulty maintaining…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Attitudes
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Farmer, Stephen – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1996
A three-year summers-only master of arts degree program in speech language pathology (SLP) at New Mexico State University allows speech language pathologists working in rural schools to obtain their master's degree and fulfill state waiver requirements. Program addresses educational needs of nontraditional graduate students and improves the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Farmer, Stephen S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Describes the Collaborative Career Adjustment Project, a program that allows licensed teachers in rural New Mexico to continue teaching while taking weekend, summer, or distance education courses to obtain a master's degree in speech-language pathology. Includes recommendations for the recruitment and retention of rural students in communication…
Descriptors: Career Change, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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De Leon, Jozi; Argus-Calvo, Beverley; Medina, Catherine – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
A rural New Mexico project identifies gifted Hispanic and Native American children in the visual arts. Committees of parents, teachers, artists, and administrators use identification procedures sensitive to cultural, linguistic, and ethnic differences and community ethnic identity. Program elements include culturally relevant differentiated…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Palma, Gloria M; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
A functional curriculum for individuals who are developmentally disabled was developed at Tohatchi Special Education and Training Center, located within the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. The curriculum guide includes a contextual framework, extensive background information, and objectives for fine- and gross-motor and language and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Developmental Disabilities
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De Leon, Jozi; Cole, Jack – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Survey responses of 60 rural New Mexico special education directors address availability of programs that simultaneously meet cultural, communication, and disability needs of diverse student populations; training of personnel in these programs; and whether educational diagnosticians and speech language pathologists accommodate language and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, English (Second Language)
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Stuart, Sheela; Massey, Anne – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
Evaluation of a program that traveled to various sites in rural New Mexico to evaluate special education students for augmentative and alternative communication needs revealed that parents and teachers were positive about the quality of services provided. Additionally, graduate students involved in providing services were positive about their…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jordan, Elaine; French, Laurence; Tempest, Phyllis – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Examines issues impacting identification and evaluation of Navajo children at risk: acculturation variables creating culture conflict; mental health issues for Navajo communities; environmental, emotional, and physical health factors contributing to underachievement; testing bias issues resulting in inappropriate educational placement decisions;…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Education, Cultural Relevance, Culture Conflict